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  1. Extreme Cold

    Winter cold is here

    Although winter comes as no surprise, staying warm and safe can be a challenge during extreme-cold conditions. Exposure to cold temperatures can have health risks such as hypothermia and frostbite. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Read on...
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    You Can Reduce Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: Orientation Jan. 16 - RESCHEDULED FOR JAN. 23

    Frederick County Health Department is accepting new participants into their next “Prevent T2” diabetes prevention class. Due to the forecast for inclement weather, the Jan. 16 orientation for the “Prevent T2” class has been re-scheduled for Jan. 23 @ 5pm. Read on...
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    Local Health Improvement Action Plans Update Feb. 6

    The Frederick County Health Care Coalition Board of Directors is hosting a presentation of the Local Health Improvement Action Plans on Feb. 6 to present updates from the top three health priorities for health improvement established in September 2016. 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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