Health and Human Services

June 7, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

June Senior Moment Update

Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed on June 15 worldwide. Montgomery County’s Senior Safety Forum takes place June 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Park Senior Center.

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May 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Temporarily Unable to Issue Birth Certificates

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ office temporarily closed Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are temporarily not able to provide Maryland birth certificate services in the Vital Records’ office due to a staffing issue. Requests for Maryland birth certificates may be made either online or in person at health departments […]

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June 27, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Free Vaccinations Offered at Health Clinics for Students Entering 7th – 11th Grades

Montgomery County health officials are reminding parents of students entering seventh grade that their student must have one Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Students not in compliance with Maryland vaccination requirements will be excluded from attending school until they provide documentation of the required […]

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October 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Travis Gayles Named County’s New Health Officer

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced the appointment of Dr. Travis Gayles as County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services early Monday. The county council approved his appointment and Gayles started his new role back in September, according to a news release. Gayles is from Chase City, Virginia and completed his Bachelor of […]

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September 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

DHHS to Host Free Series for Youth and Parents on Substance Abuse Prevention

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services will host a series of free presentations for youth and parents on topics such as substance abuse prevention and promoting positive attitudes, according to a news release. The sessions will be held on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. […]

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June 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Project Expected to Boost Wheaton’s Downtown Economy

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined other county leaders during the Taste of Wheaton on Sunday to break ground for the Wheaton Revitalization Project, according to a news release. “The Wheaton revitalization project includes offices, retail and a new Town Square to help make Wheaton an even more dynamic urban community,” Leggett released in a statement. […]

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April 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Cut’ to Nonprofits Should Have Been An Increase

You remember the demonstration in the Council Office Building on Monday morning? Nonprofits expressed their objection to a 1 percent cut in funding for their programs, contained in County Executive Ike Leggett’s budget. Seven Montgomery County Council members said they would erase the cut and find more money for the nonprofits. The cut was actually […]

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April 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

A Warning from Health Officials: Don’t Pick Up that Wild Animal, No Matter How Cute and Cuddly

Montgomery County health officials are warning residents to resist the urge to touch wild animals, including baby squirrels, raccoons and baby foxes. According to Mary Anderson, a spokesperson for Montgomery County, there have been several instances in the last few weeks of county residents bringing young wild animals into their homes and then calling animal […]

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March 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan to Spend $50 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic; Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Larry Hogan announced $50 million Wednesday to address the state’s opioid crisis as well as declaring a state of emergency that would activate the governor’s emergency management authority, creating more rapid coordination between state and local jurisdictions. Hogan also appointed his senior emergency management adviser, Clay Stamp, to lead the state’s coordinated effort to […]

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February 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Governor’s Office for Children Launches Program to Connect Disconnected Youth to Job Opportunities

“Disconnected youth,” are young people ages 16 to 24 who are neither working or in school. About 1 in 10 of Maryland youth is considered disconnected, according to staff from the Governor’s Office for Children. Also referred to as “opportunity youth” because of their potential value to the economy, the Governor’s Office for Children announced […]

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