Posted: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

FREE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM PROVES TO BE A SUCCESS

Westover, Md. – This past September, the Somerset County Health Department began a new evidence-based weight loss, nutrition, and physical activity program for women and children called ‘SCALE (Sustainable Change and Lifestyle Enhancement) for Families’. This past week, the core group of ten local women gathered for a one month follow-up session. Collectively, the group…

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Posted: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Nutrition and fitness-based diabetes prevention program starting in January

Snow Hill, MD- Get fit, lose weight, and improve your health with certified lifestyle coaches. Starting in January of 2020, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester County Health Departments are sponsoring the National Diabetes Prevention Program in a county near you. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long, evidence-based program proven to delay or prevent the development of…

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Posted: Friday, October 18th, 2019

Maryland Department of Health launches new on-line portal to give access to vaccination records at no cost to residents

  Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today announced a new portal that will enable Maryland residents to access vaccination records online at no cost. Users will be able to view and print official copies of their vaccination records, and those of their family members, on demand via MD.MyIR.net — without an additional request to a…

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Posted: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Somerset Health is seeking community proposals for youth prevention projects

Westover, Md. –  The Somerset County Health Department is requesting small grant proposals from community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, schools or other interested organizations for funding to implement youth focused prevention projects.  Proposals that focus on Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) programming and proposals that focus on tobacco and vaping prevention will be considered. The Sexual…

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Posted: Monday, September 16th, 2019

Homeless Alliance for the Lower Shore Seeks Members

Westover, Md. –  The Somerset County Health Department is the Continuum of Care (CoC) Lead for the Homeless Alliance for the Lower Shore Continuum of Care Committee (HALS CoC). The HALS CoC is a group of individuals from Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties formed around the common concern of homelessness. Members include representatives from local…

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