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Have you had your flu shot?
Have you had your flu shot?
Childhood obesity - small choices make a big change
Childhood obesity - small choices make a big change
Childhood obesity - small choices make a big change
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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
Immunizations are for Everyone!
Immunizations are for Everyone!
Immunizations are for Everyone!
Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Tick-Borne Disease Precautions
Tick-Borne Disease Precautions
Tick-Borne Disease Precautions

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Small Choices Make a Big Change

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, emphasizing the high childhood obesity rates in the U.S. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates have tripled, and today, one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults. Childhood obesity can have harmful effects in a variety of ways. Obese children are more … [Read More...]

Latest News Release

Health Department Reminds Residents to Get Flu Vaccinations

LEONARDTOWN, MD (September 22, 2014) – Influenza (flu) season is unpredictable and can vary from year to year. Flu activity commonly peaks from December through February in the U.S.; however, it can begin as early as October. Because it takes about two weeks after vaccination to provide protection against the flu, the St. Mary’s County Health Department reminds residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Children 6 months through 8 years of … [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.