What do you know about the Zika virus?
What do you know about the Zika virus?
What do you know about the Zika virus?
Naloxone training is now available to the community!
Naloxone training is now available to the community!
Naloxone training is now available to the community!
Join us for a Town Hall series on underage tobacco & e-cigarette use
Join us for a Town Hall series on underage tobacco & e-cigarette use
Join us for a Town Hall series on underage tobacco & e-cigarette use
What are trans fats?
What are trans fats?
What are trans fats?
Get active!
Get active!
Get active!
Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?
Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?
Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?
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

Five Tips to Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions!

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions on January 1st, only to throw in the towel by February. According to research from the University of Scranton, while about 45% of people make New Year’s resolutions, only 8% of people succeed. Here are some tricks that can help you actually keep your New Year’s resolutions: Set short-term realistic goals and try to change only one behavior at a time. Set small attainable goals throughout the year … [Read More...]

Racial Disparities and Breast Cancer

While white women in the United States are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, certain populations - especially African-American and Hispanic women – are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer and less likely to survive. Even worse, African-American women are more likely to be diagnosed with stage IV cancer, the most advanced stage. A recent study which included more than 100,000 women from 18 U.S. cancer … [Read More...]

Latest News Release

Town Hall Series Scheduled to Address Underage Tobacco and E-Cigarette Use

LEONARDTOWN, MD (February 1, 2016) – The Tobacco Free Living Action Team of the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership is conducting a Town Hall Series on underage tobacco and e-cigarette use. The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership is a community-driven coalition of partners working to address health issues in St. Mary’s County. While selling tobacco to youth under the age of 18 is illegal, nine out of ten smokers start smoking by the age of 18. According … [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.