Tips for a healthy start to your new year
Tips for a healthy start to your new year
Tips for a healthy start to your new year
Take preventive measures against extreme cold weather
Take preventive measures against extreme cold weather
Take preventive measures against extreme cold weather
Are you at risk for diabetes?
Are you at risk for diabetes?
Are you at risk for diabetes?
Ebola - information for the public and health care providers
Ebola - information for the public and health care providers
Ebola - information for the public and health care providers
Have you had your flu shot?
Have you had your flu shot?
Have you had your flu shot?
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

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Tips for a Healthy Start to Your New Year

New Year’s resolutions are fun to make but can be difficult to maintain. Each January, many people resolve to better themselves in some way, but a small percentage actually make good on those resolutions. According to estimates, most resolutions made by Americans fail. The problem isn’t lack of willpower or inability to set and accomplish long-term goals. Often the resolutions we make are too vague, too difficult or they leave us feeling … [Read More...]

Latest News Release

Health Department Seeking Contractors to Educate on Hazards of Tobacco Use for Pregnant Women

LEONARDTOWN, MD (January 27, 2015) – The St. Mary’s County Health Department is seeking contractors to educate women who are pregnant, of childbearing age, and individuals in their households on the hazards of tobacco use. Funds for this project are from the Pregnancy and Tobacco Cessation Help (PATCH) program, administered through the Maryland Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control. The program’s aim is to enhance local capacity for medical … [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.