The Garrett County Health Department partners with Garrett County Public Schools and other agencies to promote the health and well-being of students. Each school receives funds to support their Wellness Team and […]
Data is needed in order to provide effective, quality prevention services in Garrett County. During National Prevention Week 2017, Garrett County specific data will be shared. Please take the time to share your […]
Interdisciplinary care coordination team called H2H that addresses the community needs of elderly and persons with disabilities as they transition from acute care setting to home to promotebest possible outcomes […]
We are encouraging Home Health patients to talk to their doctor about the Shingles vaccinations. Home Health asks all of their patients whether or not they have recieved the shot or not. Since we are right in the […]
Tech-savvy teens and young adults who help senior citizens through one-on-one, personalized coaching. Whether you have a smartphone, tablet or computer-the goal is to empower seniors to connect with loved ones […]
Free in-person help with health insurance Partner of Maryland Health Connection, Maryland’s official health insurance marketplace. We’re here to help you enroll in a private plan or Medicaid, and see if you can […]
Prescription drug abuse has become an area of concern in Garrett County and the United States. Many people use prescription drugs properly, but nearly 1 in 5 Garrett County youth reported abusing them to get high […]
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Cigarette smoking damages nearly every organ of the body. Secondhand smoke also causes many serious health […]
Marijuana- legal or otherwise – is a hot topic across the country, and in Garrett County as well. As in many other communities, survey data indicates that our youth perception of the risk of marijuana use is g […]
An integrated care approach to managing illness which includes screenings, check-ups, monitoring and coordinating treatment, and patient education. It can improve quality of life while reducing health care costs […]
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The community health planning processes are well under way, and we need YOU to help make sustainable change in our community. Join an action group to participate or organize efforts to make Garrett County a healthier place to live, work, and play!