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The Cecil County Health Department is sponsoring a series of low-cost rabies vaccination clinics to protect dogs, cats, or ferrets from this deadly virus.  

Clinics will be held in Elkton or Port Deposit. Cost is $7 per animal. Please bring exact change.  Cats and ferrets must be in a pet carrier. Dogs must be on a leash. Animals must be at least 12 weeks of age to receive a rabies vaccination.

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Learn what it takes to build a Culture of Health from +Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Greg Williams, producer of The Anonymous People writes: "We have debated whether addiction is a disease or choice since the signing of the Declaration of Independence when Dr. Benjamin Rush was the first published American to call chronic drunkenness "a distinct progressive disease" in 1784.

Regardless of whether any one of us thinks, knows or believes that addiction is a disease, people are dying.  If any one of us thinks, knows or believes that addiction is a choice, people are still dying.

I'd say it's time for a new debate, wouldn't you?"  

We agree. What about you?

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ELKTON, MD [June 30, 2014]  - The semi-annual meeting of the Cecil County Community Health Advisory Committee (CHAC) will be held on Thursday, July 17, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at the Cecil County Health Department.  CHAC task forces will give progress reports on the Cecil County Local Health Improvement Plan and the Health Department will present an update on its efforts towards national Public Health Accreditation.

The Cecil County Community Health Advisory Committee is comprised of health providers, local agencies, businesses, civic organizations and interested community members. CHAC works through six task forces  Cancer Task Force, Tobacco Task Force, Healthy Lifestyles Task Force, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Mental Health Core Service Agency Advisory Committee, and the recently-formed Child Maltreatment Task Force – to find solutions for critical health problems that adversely impact Cecil County residents.

The Cecil County Community Health Advisory Committee launched its Local Health Improvement Plan in January, 2012. The plan is part of a state initiative to help communities extend life expectancy, improve access to health care, reduce childhood obesity, and move the needle on a number of critical health goals. 

Substance abuse and addiction to prescription pain medications ranked among the top five health priorities identified by the local health improvement process. Other top issues include access to mental health/substance abuse treatment, childhood obesity and child maltreatment.

For more information on The Cecil County Community Health Advisory Committee or the Local Health Improvement Process, contact Dan Coulter at  443-245-3767. 

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The Town of Elkton unveils its Prescription Drug Drop off Box where Cecil County Residents can safety dispose of unused medications. 
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