Strokes: Act F.A.S.T. to save a life!
Strokes: Act F.A.S.T. to save a life!
Strokes: Act F.A.S.T. to save a life!
Naloxone training is available to the community
Naloxone training is available to the community
Naloxone training is available to the community
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Get active!
Get active!
What are trans fats?
What are trans fats?
What are trans fats?
Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?
Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?
Are you up-to-date on your vaccinations?
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

It’s National Stroke Awareness Month: Act F.A.S.T. to Save a Life

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Every year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke. Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds and every 4 minutes, someone dies of stroke. It is the 4th leading cause of death in St. Mary’s County. What happens during a stroke? To work properly, the brain needs oxygen.  Although the brain makes up only 2% of your body weight, it uses 20% of the oxygen you breathe. A stroke occurs … [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.