Be a Hero, Save a Life during an opioid overdose
Across the State of Maryland, and here at home in Worcester, we are in the middle of an opioid epidemic. Every day, people are dying from overdoses. If you believe you are witnessing an overdose, please don’t hesitate, call 911.
Be a hero, you could save a life. For more information on what to do during an overdose and addiction recovery resources, visit DecisionsMatter.org

Last Updated on Friday, 07 July 2017 08:41
MD 2-1-1 can connect you to addictions and recovery resources
MD 211 is a hotline available 24/7 in over 180 languages. It is free to call and can connect callers to essential health and human services near them including addictions treatment and recovery resources. Dial 2-1-1 locally in Worcester County to connect to help today.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 July 2017 10:15
Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk 2017
Out of the Darkness returns to Ocean City this September, 23, 2017. Registration begins at 9 a.m., walking at 10 a.m. at Caroline St. on the Boardwalk. When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. For more information, or to register for this free event, click the picture below. 

Last Updated on Friday, 18 August 2017 14:21
Mosquito Prevention
Remove mosquito habitats
  • Eliminate standing water in rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys, or any other container where mosquitoes can breed.
  • Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays at least once a week to destroy potential mosquito habitats.
  • Drain or fill temporary pools of water with dirt.
Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 August 2017 10:48
Fall Rabies Vaccination Clinics Available in October
Fall rabies vaccination clinics are available next month in Worcester. Click the flyer below for times and dates. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 08:13
Recovery is a Decision
Addiction is a Disease. Recovery is a Decision. Decisions Matter. If you or someone you know struggles with substance abuse, help is available locally. Call 410.213.0202 to learn more.


Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 10:39

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Worcester County invites the public to celebrate 20 years and 20 million steps taken with the Just Walk Worcester Program on Walk Maryland Day October 4, 2017.
The celebration is free and open to the public beginning begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Worcester County Recreation Facility, 6030 Public Landing Rd., Snow Hill, Md. 21863. The event will feature refreshments, guest speakers, and a fun walk. 
Out of the Darkness Walk Returns to Ocean City this September
New Celebration of Life Event added to night before the walk
Ocean City, MD – Take the first step towards saving lives this September at Out of the Darkness on the Boardwalk in Ocean City. On September 23, hundreds of walkers from across Maryland and beyond, will gather in Ocean City to memorialize the victims of suicide, offer support to friends and family, and to raise funds for suicide awareness and mental health first aid through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This year, the Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) will also host a new “Celebration of Life” event the night before the walk, to memorialize friends and family lost to suicide. 
Worcester Health: New funding is available for community tobacco cessation projects
Snow Hill, MD-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) requests smoking cessation and education proposals from county entities. Community-based organizations, churches, private entities, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply. The Cigarette Restitution Fund, by way of WCHD and Maryland Department of Health, will provide grant funding for approved projects. 
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