Wednesday, April 6, 2016

SMCSO Selected as 2016 Public Health Champion

In celebration of National Public Health Week, the St. Mary’s County Health Department extends its appreciation to partners throughout the community who are working to protect and promote the health of St. Mary’s County residents. This year, the St. Mary’s County Health Department gives special recognition to the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office by selecting the Sheriff’s Office for the 2016 Public Health Champion Award.  This award recognizes a local community partner organization or agency that has demonstrated excellent service and partnership in promoting the health of our community.                                                                                                                                                 
“Our health department team members are so pleased to recognize the valiant men and women at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office,” says Dr. Meena Brewster, St. Mary’s County Health Officer. “They have been incredible partners to us in addressing so many different health issues in our community.  We thank them for their readiness to collaborate and for their dedication – they truly have been Public Health Champions in our community.”                                                                                                                                             
The Sheriff’s Office team has partnered with the St. Mary’s County Health Department and other local organizations to address the current opioid drug crisis, decrease youth tobacco and alcohol use, conduct reviews of local fatalities, prepare for emerging infectious diseases, and many other initiatives that have contributed to the health of St. Mary’s County residents. 
It is an honor to be selected for the 2016 Public Health Champion Award. Thank you to the St. Mary’s County Health Department for your valuable work in the community and your continued partnership,” said Sheriff Tim Cameron.

The Sheriff’s Office received its 2016 Public Health Champion Award on April 5th at the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County board meeting.


Dr. Meena Brewster, St. Mary’s County Health Officer, presents Sheriff Tim Cameron with a plaque recognizing the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office as the 2016 Public Health Champions.

Staff from the St. Mary’s County Health Department, including Health Officer Dr. Brewster, recognizes Sheriff Tim Cameron and his team for their excellent service in promoting health in St. Mary’s County.





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