Category: In the News

CASPER Survey to Assess Emergency Preparedness

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – This fall, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will conduct a CASPER survey that will look at local residents’ preparedness for potential emergencies and disasters. The CASPER (Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response) survey, developed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will take place from 3 […]

Maryland Department of Health Investigates Severe Lung Illness in E-cigarette Users

August 28, 2019 (Baltimore, MD) – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Poison Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have identified five individuals who in the last two months developed severe lung illness after using e-cigarettes, often referred to as “vaping.”  Respiratory symptoms reported by patients included shortness of breath, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lyme Disease

Last updated: May 23, 2019Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in Anne Arundel County, as well as in Maryland and the United States. Cases of Lyme disease are found throughout the county and are not concentrated in any particular area. The county had 91 newly reported cases of Lyme disease in 2018, 121 […]

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 […]

The Bay Restoration Septic Fund

Last updated: August 23, 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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