How healthy is your heart?
How healthy is your heart?
How healthy is your heart?
Get active!
Get active!
Get active!
What are trans fats?
What are trans fats?
What are trans fats?
Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?
Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?
Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?
Help your child's asthma
Help your child's asthma
Help your child's asthma
Naloxone training is available to the community!
Naloxone training is available to the community!
Naloxone training is available to the community!
Learn More About the Bay Restoration Fund Grant
Learn More About the Bay Restoration Fund Grant
Learn More About the Bay Restoration Fund Grant
Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Current Food Recalls & Alerts

Community Health Matters

How Healthy is Your Heart?

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Over 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year - that's 1 in every 4 deaths. "Heart disease" refers to several different types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease in the U.S., coronary artery disease (CAD), kills over 370,000 people annually. CAD is caused by plaque buildup in the … [Read More...]

Our Mission

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is working to promote a healthy community by:

  • Informing and empowering our residents about public health issues;

  • Continuing to strengthen community partnerships;

  • Managing open, efficient, and effective culturally sensitive programs to assure adequate public health services;

  • Monitoring health status and developing policies to address public health issues;

  • Maintaining a safe and healthy environment; and

  • Preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.