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    Fall 2017 Health Department Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Pets

    Frederick County Health Department announces that their fall 2017 Animal Rabies Vaccination Clinic will be held on Thursday, September 21st at Thurmont Community Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Read on...
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    You Can Reduce Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    The Frederick County Health Department is accepting new participants into their next “Prevent T2” diabetes prevention class. Read on...
  3. "Dream Big" Art Exhibit Highlights Health Power of Art for Local Youth

    The 14th Annual Kids Like Us Art Exhibit, “Dream Big”, will be displayed on the Community Art Wall at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center September 2 through September 24, 2017. 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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