Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?
Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?
Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?
Naloxone training is now available to the community!
Naloxone training is now available to the community!
Naloxone training is now available to the community!
What are trans fats?
What are trans fats?
What are trans fats?
Get active!
Get active!
Get active!
E-cigarette use triples among youth
E-cigarette use triples among youth
E-cigarette use triples among youth
How do demographics affect health care disparities?
How do demographics affect health care disparities?
How do demographics affect health care disparities?
Million Hearts aims to prevent heart disease
Million Hearts aims to prevent heart disease
Million Hearts aims to prevent heart disease
Over 50? It's time for a colonoscopy!
Over 50? It's time for a colonoscopy!
Over 50? It's time for a colonoscopy!
Help your child's asthma
Help your child's asthma
Help your child's asthma
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

National Immunization Awareness Month Reminds Us That Vaccinations are Needed Throughout Our Lifetime

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (search #NIAM15 on Twitter for more), highlighting the importance of vaccinations from birth and throughout our lifetime. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), immunizations are one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th century. Vaccines have contributed to a significant reduction in many childhood infectious diseases, such as diphtheria and measles. … [Read More...]

Naloxone Saves Lives – Sign Up for Free Classes Now!

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is offering the Overdose Response Program for free to community members who may be able to save the life of someone experiencing breathing problems from opioid overdose. The training is meant for adults who are more likely to be in a situation where they could help someone experiencing opioid overdose (e.g., parents, caregivers, and others whose social, occupational, volunteer, or family experience might … [Read More...]

Latest News Release

Tri-County Orientation and Training for Maryland Responds Volunteers

LEONARDTOWN, MD (August 20, 2015) – Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking for volunteers to enhance Maryland’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities in the Tri-County region. Stand ready to respond to public health emergencies and the needs of the community. MRC is a community-based, civilian volunteer program that assists public health workers in times of an emergency. Responders include medical and public health … [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.