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    Drug Take Back Day Slated for Saturday, October 28, 2017

    On Saturday, October 28, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Frederick County residents will have the opportunity to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day effort sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). There are three locations. Read on...
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    National AIDS Awareness Month

    In recognition of National AIDS Awareness Month, Vaughn Ripley will be speaking at CORE, Community Organized Recovery Efforts, on October 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Read on...
  3. Press Release

    Free Flu Vaccination Clinic for Children

    The Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) will host three free flu vaccination clinics for children 6 months – 17 years of age. Read on...
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  1. FCHD Mission and Vision
  1. Mission
    The mission of the Frederick County Health Department is to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Frederick County through programs to prevent disease and illness, promote wellness and safety and protect public health. 

    Frederick County leads as a community of health and wellness.

    Excellence - We strive to maintain the high quality of work as we continue to meet the standards by our accredited status.
    Integrity - We maintain consistency in what we say and what we do. We uphold ethical standards and maintain accountability to each other and the communities we serve.
    Making a Difference - We believe the department's actions should assist our communities in addressing underlying factors that affect good health.
    People - We value our employees as professional colleagues. We treat our customers, clients, partners, and those we serve with respect by listening, understanding, and responding to needs.
    QualityWe actively work to maintain and improve our culture of quality, seeking opportunities to improve our daily work and looking for creative solutions to the challenges that face us.
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