Childhood Cancer - Let's Find a Cure!
Childhood Cancer - Let's Find a Cure!
Childhood Cancer - Let's Find a Cure!
Do you know the best ways to prevent getting Zika virus?
Do you know the best ways to prevent getting Zika virus?
Do you know the best ways to prevent getting 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!
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?
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

Childhood Cancer Awareness

- Contributed by Mollie E. Davis, SMCHD Guest Author -  With September comes fall, sweater weather, and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Childhood cancer is the second leading cause of death in children past infancy and under age 15 (with accidents being the first). During 2016, over 10,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer and about 12% of children with cancer will die from the disease. The most common cancer diagnoses in children … [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.