Ebola FAQs and Informational Updates:
With the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the few identified U.S. cases, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has become a hot-button topic in the news. The only case of Ebola in Maryland to date has been a nurse from Texas who was treated in Bethesda at the National Institutes for Health, and no cases have been diagnosed in the state. However, it is the mission of the Allegany County Health Department to provide current and accurate information to our communities about EVD and dispel any rumors or misinformation which may be circulating. The following links will take you to the most up to date information available about Ebola on both the U.S. and international fronts.
Have you recently visited the Allegany County Health Department for information or services? Please take a moment to tell us about your experience.Click HERE, or simply scan the QR code on the right with your mobile device to complete a brief survey.
Are you uninsured? Interested in learning more about the new health care law? Looking for quality health insurance? Click HERE to learn more about the Maryland Health Connection Allegany Assister's Program.
The Health Department and the Western Maryland Health System have joined with key community partners such as the Western Maryland Area Health Education Center, Tri-State Community Health Center, the Allegany County Board of Education, and County United Way to form the Allegany County Health Planning Coalition. The purpose of the group is to identify priority public health issues in our communities and to implement strategies to enrich the lives of all Allegany Countians. We encourage you to visit the Coalition web site for more information.
First Lady Katie O’Malley and the State of Maryland are launching a program to promote fun and healthy eating for families. When you sign up, you will receive monthly special recipes created by an award-winning chef using Maryland ingredients. You will also have a chance to win great prizes. You can join the fun by texting CHOPMD to code 43186. Click on the logo above for more information!