Category: In the News

Warming Centers Open

Last updated: December 11, 2019Anne Arundel County will open warming centers overnight on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, in response to extremely cold forecast temperatures. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures in the mid-20s with wind chill values in the teens. The following locations will be available to provide warming relief. The Anne Arundel County […]

STAR Program for Students with Substance Use Issues

Last updated: September 11, 2019   Students who are seeking help with substance use issues now have another place to turn, thanks to a partnership between the Anne Arundel County Department of Health and the County Public Schools. The STAR (Screening Teens to Access Recovery) Program allows school health nurses to utilize technology to connect high school students […]

Cold Weather Tips

Last updated: December 2, 2019Freezing and Bursting Pipes: How pipes freeze and burst, and what to do to prevent damage. The Anne Arundel County Department of Health encourages residents to exercise caution during extremely cold temperatures. Whether inside or out, cold weather can be dangerous to those who are unprepared to deal with it. Advanced […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Last updated: October 29, 2019Everyone feels down or sluggish sometimes; however, some people experience a more serious mood change and become very depressed when cold weather comes around. This condition is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and is a form of depression. The symptoms of SAD usually begin between September and November and end […]

Opioid Overdose Response Training

Last updated: September 11, 2019 410-222-1937 The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Adult Addiction Program offers free training and a free naloxone kit  to community members on the use of intranasal naloxone, a prescription medicine to reverse an opioid overdose and prevent death. The training is for at-risk individuals, family members, friends and the […]

Holiday Blues and Stress

Last updated: December 2, 2019 Not everyone shares in the celebration and joy associated with the holidays. Some people feel stressed and unhappy during the holidays. The feeling is called the “holiday blues,” and it is a fairly common condition often hidden behind forced smiles. Excessive drinking and eating are ways some people react to […]

Health Care Coverage and More…

Last updated: December 10, 2018 Free Health Care Enrollment Assistance Click here Having health coverage provides protection and peace of mind if you or your family gets sick or has an accident.  Health coverage also provides preventive health care and screenings to help keep you and your family healthy.  You may be eligible for Medicaid […]

Handling Food Safely, Holiday Tips

Last updated: October 30, 2019 Listed below are food safety tips that should help keep your holiday healthy. Seasonal Food Safety from the USDA Tips on Hiring a Caterer Tips for Eggs from the Maryland Department of Agriculture Safe Shopping Never choose torn or leaking packages. Don’t buy foods past the “sell-by” or expiration dates. […]

The Bay Restoration Septic Fund

Last updated: September 17, 2019Grant Program That Reduces Nitrogen Loading to Groundwater from Septic Systems Anne Arundel County has a grant to locally administer the Bay Restoration Fund (BRF) program. The BRF is a State-supported program that provides funding to replace conventional septic tanks with nitrogen-reducing units or funding for sewer connections of existing dwellings […]

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