How do demographics affect health care disparities?
How do demographics affect health care disparities?
How do demographics affect health care disparities?
1 in 20 will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer - get screened!
1 in 20 will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer - get screened!
1 in 20 will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer - get screened!
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Are you at risk for diabetes?
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Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Current Food Recalls & Alerts

Community Health Matters

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

2014 Gold Star Award Winners Announced

LEONARDTOWN, MD (April 7, 2015) –The St. Mary’s County Health Department announced recipients of the 2014 Gold Star Award given annually to food service facilities that achieve superior food safety standards. Forty award recipients for calendar year 2014 were recognized at a ceremony held April 6th in Leonardtown.  Dr. Meena Brewster, St. Mary’s County Health Officer, and Ms. Robin Finnacom, Acting Director of the St. Mary’s County Department of … [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.