The Howard County Health Department
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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested.
The CDC offers pages of information about Hepatitis and their campaign "Know More Hepatitis". Click Here to Read More.
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
As part of the President's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is partnering with the federal Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) to reduce teenage pregnancy and address disparities in teen pregnancy and birth rates. To read more about the initiatives and resources Click Here to Read More.
Opioid Overdose Prevention Classes - Can You Save a Life?
The Howard County Health Department is offering FREE Opioid Overdose Response Program trainings to become certified to administer naloxone for Howard County residents 18 years of age and older. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of overdose, perform rescue breathing, give intra-nasal naloxone (a medication that reverses the effects of an overdose by restoring a person's ability to breathe) and learn to care for the individual until help arrives. Check back for information on the next scheduled classes.
Opiod Overdose Response Program Video Class/Written Exam Now Available Online
Howard County Health Department offers an Opiod Overdose Response Program trainings to become certified to administer naloxone, the prescription medicine that reverses an opioid overdose. In order to become certified you may either come to our class OR you may watch the video course and take the test. To view the online training click on the following: OORP Video Training Link .THEN schedule your class to come into the Health Department and complete the Hands-On portion of the training to receive your certificate and Naloxone kit. Please call 410-313-6202 to find out the dates of the next hands-on class.
Health Related Issues Complaint Report
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IMPORTANT: If you believe you have an llness related to eating bad food or food product, please call our Bureau of Environmental Health immediately at 410-313-1772.
After business hours, leave a message with your call back information.
To Request the Health Department at Your Next Health Event
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Toll Free: 1-866-313-6300
Columbia Health Center: 410-313-7500
North Laurel Health Center: 410-313-0630
Behavioral Health Services/Substance Abuse Services: 410-313-6202
Environmental Health: 410-313-2640
Or you may send an e-mail to:
Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd. Columbia, MD 21045
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday