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

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...]

What You Should Know About Trans Fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently took action to significantly reduce the use of Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs), the major source of artificial trans fats in our food supply. “The FDA’s action on this major source of artificial trans fat demonstrates the agency’s commitment to the heart health of all Americans,” said FDA’s Acting Commissioner Stephen Ostroff, MD. “This action is expected to reduce coronary heart disease … [Read More...]

Latest News Release

Naloxone Training Scheduled for Community Members

LEONARDTOWN, MD (July 14, 2015) - The St. Mary’s County Health Department is offering naloxone training to community members who may be able to save the life of someone experiencing breathing problems from opioid overdose. These classes are provided through Maryland’s Overdose Response Program. Naloxone is a prescription medication that is used to reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain medications such as … [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.