THE 21st Annual

TORTOISE & HARE DARE

5K WALK/Run

April 21, 2018

 

Co- sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department, Maryland Department of Health 1422 Grant, Worcester County Department of Recreation & Parks, and Pocomoke River State Parks.

The undersigned, intending to be legally bound for myself and on behalf of my child, where applicable, my heirs, and personal representatives do hereby release and discharge the County Commissioners of Worcester County, Maryland, their employees, representatives, volunteers, successors and assigns (hereinafter called indemnities), from any and all liability for death or damages and for any and all loss, claim, or injuries to me, to my child, where applicable, or to my property, arising in any way out of my participation and that of my child, where applicable, in this program.  I further agree that I will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless each and every one of the indemnities against all claims, demands, and causes of action including court costs and attorney’s fees directly or indirectly arising from any action or other proceedings presented for my benefit and/or the benefit of my child, where applicable, contrary to this waiver and release.  This waiver and release extends to all claims whether foreseen or unknown, I attest that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in this program, that I and my child, where applicable, are physically fit, have sufficient training, and I and my child, where applicable, are physically prepared for participation, as well as completion of the program.

I give permission to the Worcester County Health Department to use my picture and testimonial in educational and promotional materials. I reserve the right to review any information before published.  If I decide to revoke this consent, I will submit a written statement to that effect.

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Spring is just on the horizon and Worcester Health is encouraging residents to take part in this year's #1BillionStepsChallenge. Our team this year is WorcesterSpringSteps (#273). You can register with the link below through MoveSpring using the code APHA2019. It is completely free to register and participate.

For more information please contact 410-632-0056. Thank you!

(Click the image below to register)

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What’s the Bottom Line on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults?

  • The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults.
  • Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.1
  • E-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine.
  • Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.

Click the image below for more information about youth vaping.

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Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds.

Take Care During Winter Storms:

  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use generators outside only and away from windows.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

Learn more about snow and extreme cold safety here.

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Local Health Improvement Coalitions (LHICs) equip local jurisdictions to determine their public health priorities and address specific public health concerns. The Worcester County Local Health Improvement Coalition seeks a broad membership from the community to assist the local health department and its partners in determining local health priorities and the Community Health Improvement Plan. 

Click the image below for a full schedule of upcoming LHIC meetings:

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Salisbury, MD- What do you picture when you think of “heart health?” We asked women across the Lower Eastern Shore to tell their stories about how heart health has affected their families and themselves, as well as the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We are sharing those accounts across social media and screening the videos at the 2019 Go Red event in February.

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