You have an opportunity to be apart of an organization whose mission is to document, increase understanding of and foster African American contributions to the history and development of St. Mary’s County while advocating for improvements in health, education, and community building for all citizens of St. Mary’s County.
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Marked 21 Historic Sites of African American in St. Mary's began in 1934.
Logged 175+ Oral Histories of African American life in St. Mary's County.
Created an Online Depository for African American Experiences.
Host the Annual African American Heritage Celebration Family Event in St. Mary's County.
You can lower your risk for many kinds of cancer with screening tests, vaccines, and healthy choices.
Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths each year. Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease and stroke, cancer, or diabetes. These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America, and they are also a leading driver of health care costs.
e-cigarette is sometimes called “vaping.” What are the risks of e-cigarettes for youth, young adults, and pregnant women.
The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. Opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, more than any year on record. Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in the United States. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid. Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) quadrupled. From 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. We now know that overdoses from prescription opioids are a driving factor in the 15-year increase in opioid overdose deaths. The amount of prescription opioids sold to pharmacies, hospitals, and doctors’ offices nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2010 yet there had not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans reported. Deaths from prescription opioids—drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone—have more than quadrupled since 1999.
The CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator (CHI Navigator) is a website for people who lead or participate in CHI work within hospitals and health systems, public health agencies, and other community organizations. It is a one-stop-shop that offers community stakeholders expert-vetted tools and resources for:
St. Mary’s County Health Department promotes a healthy community by:
How do you know if you or a loved one needs mental health help?
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