For information about any program, call 443-523-1700

Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program has returned to Somerset County!

The free program includes 16 weekly sessions followed by 6 months of follow-up sessions with a health coach. Successful participants can expect to lose at least 5% of their body weight and reduce their risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases. Learn how to eat better, plan healthy meals, increase physical activity and manage weight loss.  Registration is required.

For More Information or to register, contact:
Somerset County Health Department 

Helpful Links & Information About Diabetes Prevention

healthy hearts start at home

The Healthy Hearts Start at Home program is a free 4-month program to help you manage high blood pressure, identify and control triggers that raise blood pressure, and eat healthier.
When you join the program you will receive:
-Eight, one-on-one sessions from a trained coach over the a four month period (virtual or in-person)
-A free blood pressure monitor
-Learn how to properly take, record and share your blood pressure measurement
-Learn how to reduce sodium, shop, prepare and cook food for a healthy heart
Program eligibility:
-Live or work in Somerset County
-Be at least 18 years of age 
-Diagnosed with high blood pressure
-Have not experienced a recent cardiac event (in the last 12 months)
-No atrial fibrillation or other heart arrhythmia diagnosis 
-Not at risk for lymphedema
For more information or to enroll, please call 443-523-1700.

healthy somerset garden project

In partnership with the Eastern Correctional Institute (ECI), an inmate garden was established to provide locally grown and organic fruits and vegetables.

Thanks to ECI and various community partners, more than 42,800 pounds of fresh produce has been given to families in need throughout Somerset County. 





Click below to see pickup locations, dates, and times for 2024!


healthy somerset garden project recipes

A healthy diet is essential for good health and nutrition. It protects you against many chronic noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Eating a variety of foods and consuming less salt, sugars and saturated and industrially-produced trans-fats, are essential for healthy diet.

Check out some of these nutritious and delicious recipes:

Physical Activity in Somerset County

Trail Mix logo

Get out and explore Somerset County on some of the most unique trails on the Eastern Shore.

With Somerset County’s Original Trail Mix you can find the best places across the county to be active!

From walking, hiking, biking, or paddling, there is always something to explore.

For more information check out the official Trail Mix website at or download the Trail Mix app to get all the info at your fingertips. It’s free on Android or Apple devices.

Follow us on Facebook at ‘Somerset County Original Trail Mix’. 

Tri-County Area Food Pantries 2022




Adolescent Health and Sexual Risk Avoidance Education

mental health services Maple Shade Youth and Family Services:  Provides outpatient mental health care for children, adolescents, and their families in the Somerset County area. We serve our clients in schools, offices, and in the community. PRP and respite services also available. Partners with local agencies to coordinate youth services, programs, and family involvement. They…

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