Prevention

 Program Structure

 The Prevention Services unit includes health education and prevention programs that promote healthy lifestyle practices  through a variety of prevention strategies and interventions designed to reduce the risks among individuals, families, and  communities in Worcester County.  This is an interdisciplinary team of health professionals including:  prevention  specialist, nurses, health educators, outreach workers, social workers, an exercise physiologist, and a nutritionist.

 

 The Prevention Services Team is divided into programs addressing the following health areas:  Cancer screening,  diagnosis, and treatment for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer; drug and alcohol prevention; tobacco control and  cessation; chronic disease prevention focusing on diabetes; parent education; highway safety and Safe Routes to School  Coordination, Combating Underage Drinking; HIV/AIDS prevention; and Domestic Violence prevention.  Strategies  include health promotion and education, training, after school programs, health screenings, resource materials, and community advocacy.    

 

Services

 

  • Prevention Program Services are available to community groups, youth groups, schools, churches, and work-sites.   
  • Asset Building for Youth Training
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Cancer Control/Screenings
  • Child Safety Education Program
  • Community Health Advocacy - Community members are invited to participate
  • Diabetes Prevention and Education
  • Healthy Lifestyles - Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Highway Safety Program
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Injury Prevention
  • Parenting Education
  • High School Grads Play It Safe - Alcohol & Other Drugs Prevention
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Tobacco Prevention & Cessation
  • Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) Training

 

Location:

Snow Hill Main Office

6040 Public Landing Rd

Snow Hill, MD 21863

Directions

Phone:  410-632-1100, ext. 4.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., except Wednesdays - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.