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2017 News Releases and Media Advisories

November 15 – Contractor Needed for Interpreting and Translation Services

November 14 – Event Scheduled for Survivors of Suicide Loss

November 6 – The Great American Smokeout

September 25 –  St. Mary’s County Produces Public Service Announcement in Continuing Campaign Against Opioid Use and Abuse

September 20 – Variant Influenza Detected in Maryland Residents Who Had Close Contact With Pigs

September 20 – Influenza A Detected in Pigs at the Charles County Fair

September 12 – Grant Offers Accreditation Assistance to Behavioral Health Care Providers

September 6 – Free Library at St. Mary’s County Health Department

September 6 – Health Department Seeks Organizations to Educate Youth on Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

August 31 – Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic Scheduled at Health Department

August 29 – Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Announces Suicide Prevention Panel Event

August 18 – Solar Eclipse Safety

August 11 – Organizations Sought to Educate Youth on Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

August 9 – Local Behavioral Health Authority Grant Offers Accreditation Assistance to Providers

July 28 – Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Invites Community to attend 2017 Annual Meeting

July 27 – Additional Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic Scheduled

July 12 – Health Department Programs Nationally Recognized as Model Practices

July 10 – Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic Scheduled

July 3 – Carfentanil and Other Drugs in Disguise

June 28 – Behavioral Health Services and Administration Transitioning to Health Department

June 19 – Health Department Seeking Child Care Centers to Implement Wellness Practices

May 22 – Protect Your Skin from Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

May 4 – Adult Vaccination Clinic Scheduled at Health Department

April 12 – Health Department Suspends Perc Testing

March 22 – Health Department to Begin Limited Seasonal Perc Testing

February 22 – Focus Group Participants Needed to Discuss Healthcare in St. Mary’s County

2016 News Releases and Media Advisories

November 16 – Regulatory Changes to Installation and Maintenance of Septic Systems Announced

November 1 – Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Invites Community to Attend Annual Meeting

October 12 – Health Department Reminds Residents to Get Flu Vaccinations

September 12 – Health Department Extending Search for Organizations to Educate Youth on Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

September 8 – Travel Precautions Extended to Prevent Zika Virus Transmission

August 25 – Mosquito Reduction Campaign Training Offered to Homeowners’ Associations and Communities

August 9 – Homeowners’ Associations and Communities Invited to Launch Mosquito Reduction Campaign

August 9 – Groundhog Tests Positive for Rabies in Leonardtown Neighborhood

August 4 – Health Department Seeking Contractor to Assist with Agency Strategic Planning Development

August 3 – Mosquito Control is Best Prevention Against Zika Virus

August 3 – Health Department Seeking Organizations to Educate Youth on Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

July 28 – Back-To-School Birth Certificates May Be Obtained at Health Department

June 23 – Reduced Fees for Birth and Death Certificates in St. Mary’s County

June 20 – Town Hall Meeting Scheduled to Present St. Mary’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

June 17 – Free Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for St. Mary’s County Residents

May 19 – Town Hall on St. Mary’s County Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results Announced 

April 27 – Mosquito Bite Prevention is the Best Defense Against Zika

April 15 – 2015 Gold Star Award Winners Announced

April 13 – Health Department Suspends Seasonal Perc Testing

March 16 – Skunk in Loveville Neighborhood Tests Positive for Rabies

March 14 – Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Announces Healthy Food Drive

March 7 – Integrated Health Literacy Program Presentation Scheduled

March 1 – Residents Reminded to Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

February 23 – Support Group Offered to New Parents in St. Mary’s County

February 1 – Town Hall Series Scheduled to Address Underage Tobacco and E-Cigarette Use

January 26 – Community Presentation on Suicide Prevention Announced

January 15 – Perc Testing to Begin for the 2016 Season

2015 News Releases and Media Advisories

November 12 – New Division Director for Public Health Preparedness and Response at St. Mary’s County Health Department

November 9 – The Great American Smokeout is November 19

November 2 – Community Partners to Conduct Compliance Checks for Tobacco Retailers

October 29 – Contractors Needed to Educate Local Youth on Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

October 26 – Health Officer Issues Standing Order to Increase Access to Naloxone

October 14 – Health Department Seeking Organizations to Educate Retailers on Youth Access Law for Tobacco Sales

October 1 – Well Water Advisory in Case of Storm Surge

September 21 – Health Department Offers Free FluMist Vaccinations to Eligible Children at County Fair

September 17 – Health Department Seeking Organizations to Educate Retailers on Youth Access to Tobacco

September 15 – Health Department Seeking Primary Care Practices to Implement Strategies for Blood Pressure and Diabetes Management

August 20 – Tri-County Orientation and Training for Maryland Responds Volunteers

August 3 – Parents Reminded of Back-To-School Birth Certificates and Immunizations

July 30 – Additional Naloxone Training Sessions Scheduled for Community Members

July 14 – Naloxone Training Scheduled for Community Members

July 13 – Parents Reminded of Back-To-School Immunizations

July 7 – Feral Kitten in Hollywood Neighborhood Tests Positive for Rabies

June 29 – Potential Risk of Vibrio Infection from Natural Waters

June 25 – Health Department Announces Temporary Clinic Service Closure

June 22 – Health Department Offers Free HPV Vaccinations

June 18 – Health Department Seeking Contractors to Assist with Implementation of Opioid Misuse Prevention Program

May 18 – Registration Open for Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Inaugural Meeting

May 4 – Health Department Suspends Perc Testing

April 29 – Naloxone Training Available for Community Residents

April 28 – Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Seeks Public Comments on Local Health Improvement Draft Plan

April 7 – 2014 Gold Star Award Winners Announced

March 26 – County Health Rankings Reflect Positive Report for St. Mary’s

March 20 – Drinking Water Supply Unaffected by Sewer Overflow

March 9 – Clear Water® Program Completes Fourth Successful Year in St Mary’s County 

March 4 – Feral Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in Breton Bay Neighborhood

February 20 – Health Dept. Seeking Proposals to Conduct an Opioid Misuse Prevention Needs Assessment

February 9 – Perc Tests to Begin

January 27 – Health Dept. Seeking Contractors to Educate on Hazards of Tobacco Use for Pregnant Women

January 8 – Health Department Offers Free HPV Vaccinations

2014 News Releases and Media Advisories

December 8 – Health Dept. Seeking Contractors to Educate Local Youth on Health Risks of Nicotine and Tobacco Products

November 20 – Health Dept. Reissuing Proposal for Community First Choice Nurse Monitoring Services

November 13 – Health Department Seeking Youth Access Law Educators for Tobacco Prevention

November 10 – Residents Advised to Vaccinate Against Flu Before Holiday Season

October 30 – Health Department Seeking Primary Care Providers for Million Hearts Collaborative

October 21 – Advancing Local Preparedness for Ebola Virus

October 20 – Health Dept. Seeking Proposals to Conduct a Substance Abuse Prevention and Response Needs Assessment

October 15 – Key Community Partners Discuss Preparedness for Ebola

October 3 – Health Department Promotes ABCs of Safe Sleep

October 1 – Health Dept. Seeking Proposals for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Training

September 22 – Health Department Reminds Residents to Get Flu Vaccinations

September 16 – Health Department Seeking Proposals for Community First Choice Nurse Monitoring Services 

September 12 – Health Department Reminds Residents About Vibrio Precautions

September 8 – Free Immunizations and Oral HIV Screenings Offered at Access Healthcare Event

September 2 – Access Healthcare Event Scheduled in Lexington Park

August 26 – Health Department Seeking Proposals for Healthy Families Initiative in St. Mary’s County

August 8 – Free Immunizations and Oral HIV Screenings Offered to Residents at HEZ Block Party

August 6 – Parents Reminded of Back-To-School Birth Certificates and Immunizations

August 4 – Potential Risk of Vibrio Infection from Natural Waters

July 29 – Potassium Iodide for Residents Living or Working near Calvert Cliffs

July 23 – Residents Alerted to Voluntary Recall of Possible Contaminated Fruit

May 30 – Health Department Suspends Seasonal Perc Testing

May 13 – Measles Case Confirmed in Northern Virginia Resident

April 14 – 2013 Gold Star Award Winners Announced

February 27 – Residents Reminded of Voluntary Food Recall

February 11 – New Immunization Requirements for 2014-2015 School Year

January 29 – New Asthma Control Program for St. Mary’s County Children

January 28 – Health Department Employee Wins National Award

January 23 – Health Department to Begin Perc Tests

January 21 – Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Seeking Community Action to Address Substance Abuse Prevention

January 13 – Low-cost Option to Getting Healthy in the New Year

2013 News Releases and Media Advisories

November 4 – New Public Health CME Series Launched

October 30 – Health Department Now Offering Flu Vaccinations to St. Mary’s County Residents

October 15 – First Cases of Seasonal Flu Confirmed in St. Mary’s County

October 7 – New Nurse Practitioner for Health Department Clinic

October 2 – Health Department Announces Building Closure October 16th Afternoon

September 25 – More Property Owners Eligible For Clear Water ® Grants Through The Bay Restoration Fund

September 10 – Health Department Brings Healthy Eating and Active Living Program to St. Mary’s

August 20 – Health Department Cautions Residents About Exposure to Bats

August 15 – Health Department Launches New Website and Social Media Initiative

August 6 – Health Department Offers Free Assistance To Quit Smoking

August 1 – Health Department Reminds Parents to Apply for Back to School Birth Certificates

July 15 – Residents are Reminded of Actions to take in case of Heat Emergency

April 22 – Health Department Joins Healthiest Maryland Businesses

April 16 – Health Department Suspends Seasonal Perc Testing

April 4 – Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Launched

March 19 – Health Department Reminds Residents to Screen for Colorectal Cancer

March 14 – Spring into Action – Rabies Prevention

March 13 – Health Department Recognizes 2012 Gold Star Recipients

March 12 – DHMH News Release – Maryland Resident Dies of Rabies

March 8 – Health Department Monitors Water Testing in Great Mills

Feb. 19 – Health Department announces online Resources for Children with Special Needs

Feb. 5 – Health Department to begin Seasonal Perc Testing

Jan 25 – Health Department announces available funding from BRF Program

Jan 14 – Health Department Reminds Residents of Steps to Prevent the Flu

Jan 3 – Health Department Offers Flu Vaccinations to St. Mary’s County Residents