E-cigarette use triples among youth
E-cigarette use triples among youth
E-cigarette use triples among youth
Naloxone saves lives
Naloxone saves lives
Naloxone saves lives
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

E-Cigarette Use Surpasses Other Tobacco Products Among Youth

Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014... ...and now surpasses current use of every other tobacco product, including conventional cigarettes. Findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products, estimate that 2.4 million youths in the U.S. are using … [Read More...]

Health Disparities – Closing the Gap

April is when we acknowledge National Minority Health Month and National Public Health Week – two themes with the common thread of raising public awareness about health and health care disparities. What are the statistics? Most Americans believe we are the healthiest in the world but, according to statistics compiled by the American Public Health Association, we rank 34th in life expectancy when compared to other high-income countries. Even … [Read More...]

Latest News Release

Registration Open for Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Inaugural Meeting

LEONARDTOWN, MD (May 18, 2015) – The Healthy St. Mary's Partnership (HSMP) will host its first annual meeting on Thursday June 4, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown. This meeting will be an opportunity for participants to network, learn from public health experts and receive updates on coalition-wide business. This event is free and open to all community members with an interest in … [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.