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National Prevention Week Designated

May 4, 2017 | Press Releases

The Garrett County Commissioners signed a proclamation on Monday, May 1, recognizing May 14-20, 2017, as National Prevention Week in Garrett County. The week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health sponsored by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The observance brings individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities together through local events to raise awareness about the importance of preventing substance use and mental disorders.

The theme for National Prevention Week 2017 is “Making Each Day Count.”

“The theme highlights the important role individuals and communities alike have in helping people lead healthy, productive lives,” said Brenda Sisler, Prevention Coordinator at the Garrett County Health Department, “and in raising awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and promotion of positive mental health.”

The Health Department will be targeting different topics during different days throughout the week:

  • Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use (Monday, May 15)
  • Prevention of Underage & Binge Drinking (Tuesday, May 16)
  • Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse (Wednesday, May 17)
  • Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use (Thursday, May 18)
  • Prevention of Suicide (Friday, May 19)
  • Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness (Saturday, May 20)

“Special events will be publicized on the Health Department’s Facebook page,” Sisler added. “Watch for specific discussion topics on GarrettPlan.org on the days listed, and participate in any that interest you.”

For more information on National Prevention Week call Health Education and Outreach at the Health Department at 301-334-7730 or 301-895-3111.

For Immediate Release:  May 2, 2017
Contact Person: Diane Lee, PIO, 301-334-7689

2017 Garrett County Flu Clinics
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Flu Clinic Banner 2017 Community Vaccination Schedule:
We will bill Medicare Part B and private insurance companies. Be sure to bring your Medicare card and/or insurance card so we can bill your insurance carrier. There will be NO out-of-pocket costs for influenza vaccine.

Where When Time
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) October 12, 2017 (Thursday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friendsville Senior Center October 18, 2017 (Wednesday) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Grantsville) October 20, 2017 (Friday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Kitzmiller Senior Center October 25, 2017 (Wednesday) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) October 27, 2017 (Friday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Swanton Senior Center October 30 2017 (Monday) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bloomington Fire Hall October 30, 2017 (Monday) 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) November 9, 2017 (Thursday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Grantsville)  November 17, 2017 (Friday) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Pneumonia vaccines will be available at these clinics for only those with Medicare Part B. Other persons who want pneumonia vaccine should call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-5355 to schedule an appointment at the health department.

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