Community Health Advocacy

Tobacco and Cancer Coalition, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Coalition, Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs Prevention, Parent Consortium, Assets in Motion, Youth Council and Speaker’s Bureau - professionals available for presentations regarding a variety of health topics.




Tobacco and Cancer Coalition

Uses educational, support, and social change strategies to reduce the use of tobacco. Provides educational programs, trainings, awareness campaigns, and promotional materials. Smoking cessation program designed for groups using behavior modification techniques or individuals which may include the nicotine patch vouchers for qualified participants. Designed to reduce cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality.


Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs Prevention

Coordinates comprehensive alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs prevention program through education, training, public awareness, community organization, and advocacy. Includes parenting, life skills training, technical assistance and mini-grants for community-based organizations, resource materials, coordination of state high school graduation project, elderly wellness program, and youth programs.



Speaker’s Bureau

Professionals available for presentations regarding a variety of health topics.

These services are provided by the Prevention Program.

 




Worcester County Health Planning Advisory Council

Holds public forums to get broad community input into planning and is a county appointed body making recommendations to the Health Officer on community needs and health priorities.  Looks broadly at all the health issues in the county.


Client/Patient Advocacy

The grievance and complaint process - Patient Rights  

These services are provided by the Planning Program.


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Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department is requesting mini-grant proposals from community-based organizations, workplaces, churches, or other interested organizations for youth teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention education: Promoting Health Among Teens-Comprehensive education (PHAT-C). To be eligible for up to $2,500 in grant funding, your program must be an organization which serves young people in Worcester County. Funded organizations will be expected to deliver the PHAT-C education program to a minimum of 12-15 Worcester County youth ages 12-19.

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Snow Hill, MD-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) requests smoking cessation, education and enforcement proposals for grant funding through Cigarette Restitution Funds by way of the Maryland Department of Health. Community-based organizations, churches, private groups, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply.

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(July 31, 2019 Snow Hill, MD) – The Worcester County Health Department received notification from the State of Maryland that a mosquito pool in the Whaleyville area of Worcester County recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first positive test for EEE in Worcester in 2019.

Arboviruses, such as the EEE virus, are most common during the summer and fall months. The viruses are transmitted by infected mosquitoes and spread to humans, birds, horses and other animals. Since mosquitoes can breed in as little as a quarter inch of water, eliminating standing water is critical for the control of mosquito populations. Many factors impact when and where outbreaks occur, such as weather, numbers of mosquitoes that spread the virus, and human behavior.

The Worcester and Wicomico County Health Department provides the following tips to help prevent contact with mosquitoes and reduce risk of infection with EEE or other mosquito borne illnesses:

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Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department will host a free summer program for girls entering middle school, grades 6 and 7. The Just for Girls summer program will be held Tuesday, August 13 through Friday, August 23 from 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Worcester County Health Department, located at 6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill, MD 21863. Participants will learn life skills, ways to improve their self-esteem, attend field trips, receive abstinence only education and much more.

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(Snow Hill, MD)- Worcester County Emergency Service officials urge residents to exercise extreme caution and check on elderly and infirm neighbors during the heatwave forecasted to last through Sunday. Heat indexes for the shore are expected to rise above 100 degrees this week and exposure to extreme heat can be dangerous for humans and animals, even deadly.

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Featured Service of the Month

We offer FREE Smoking Cessation Classes

Did you know that the Health Department offers free group and individual smoking cessation counseling offered at sites throughout the county? Monetary vouchers are available for those wishing to add pharmacological therapy (Nicotine patch, gum, lozenge, and CHANTIX) to their behavior change efforts.

 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program