Healthy Harford Receives Grant from Friends R Family Foundation for Suicide Prevention

From University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health: Healthy Harford has received a $5,000 grant from the Friends R Family Foundation to promote suicide prevention in Harford County. In partnership with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH), Harford County Government and Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Healthy Harford hosts eight-hour Mental Health First Aid training […]

Glassman Administration Initiates “Project Healthy Delivery” to Reduce Drug Addiction in Harford County Newborns

From Harford County government: To protect Harford County’s youngest citizens from the heroin epidemic seizing the nation, County Executive Barry Glassman and his administration are initiating an innovative program to reduce drug addiction in newborn babies. “Project Healthy Delivery” is designed to help address the more than 70 babies born exposed to drugs and/or alcohol […]

Number of Drug-Dependent Newborns Rise in Harford County; 142% Increase in Newborns’ Exposure to Drugs/Alcohol in Last 14 Years

From University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health: While the news of rising heroin use and overdoses in Harford County dominates the headlines, the untold story is of babies born to addicted mothers. Thirty percent of 2014 admissions to the Special Care Nursery at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health were for babies with exposure to […]

Father Martin’s Ashley Opens New Facility Designed to Meet Complex Needs of 21st Century Addiction Patient

From Father Martin’s Ashley: Father Martin’s Ashley, the nationally recognized private, non-profit alcoholism and drug addiction treatment center, today announced the opening of Skip’s Hall for Integrated Addiction Treatment, a new $20 million, 44,000-square-foot building on its Chesapeake Bay-side campus outside of Baltimore, Maryland. The Skip Viragh Foundation bestowed $13 million to support the construction […]

Maryland University of Integrative Health and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health Sign Formal Partnership Agreement

From UM Upper Chesapeake Health: Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), one of the nation’s leading graduate schools for natural medicine, and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) are joining forces to bring integrative health services to individuals receiving care at UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. This innovative agreement offers MUIH graduate student […]

First Case of Seasonal Flu Reported in Maryland; Harford County Health Department Recommends Vaccination

From the Harford County Health Department: According to a November 5th news release from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (MD DHMH), seasonal influenza has officially arrived in Maryland with the first laboratory-confirmed case of an adult in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The individual was not hospitalized. The flu strain was type A […]

Maryland Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene Visits William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary for Dental Sealant Event

From the Harford County Health Department: Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Van T. Mitchell visited Harford County and together with a “Who’s Who” of local governmental leaders, Health Department and Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) representatives, observed a Dental Sealant event hosted by the Harford County Health Department Tuesday afternoon, October 27th in […]