May 18, 2022

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State Grant to Support School Health Centers

Health Grant

The St. Mary’s County Equity Task Force announces official state recognition of the two new school-based health centers in the county, as well as a $650,000 grant to support clinical service delivery at the centers.

Lex Park to Get Behavioral Health Hub

Behavioral Health Hub

PNC Bank has donated its former bank building on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park to be used as a community Behavioral Health Hub.

COVID & Health Disparities Topic of Webinar

Equity

The St. Mary’s County Health Department will hold the second of three webinars that aim to explore health equity, health disparities, and ways that community can make an impact.

Health Equity Webinar Series Set

Equity

The St. Mary’s County Health Department will host a three-part webinar series to explore health equity, health disparities, and ways that community can make an impact. Health Officer Dr. Meenakshi Brewster will moderate the sessions.

For 4th Time, Sheriff’s Office Earns National Accreditation

Sheriff's Office National Accreditation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was awarded with its fourth reaccreditation on July 30 by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Sheriff’s 40 Years of Service Recognized

Sheriff's 40 Years of Service

St. Mary’s County Sheriff Timothy Cameron was recently recognized for 40 years of service to the county. 

Deputies Help Save the Lives of Two

Deputies

In June, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped save the lives of two people – an 80-year-old man who was playing tennis and a 3-year-old playing in a pool.

Equity Resolution Signed in Lexington Park

The sheriff, superintendent of schools, and the county health officer have joined forces to combat bias and inequity in St. Mary’s County. They formally signed an equity resolution in the new District 4 Sheriff Station in Lexington Park, MD.

Ceremony Commemorates Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

A soil collection ceremony was held Nov. 1 in commemoration of lynching victim Benjamin Hance. Mr. Hance was said to have died in 1887 in St. Mary’s County. The Emancipation Day ceremony was one of healing and remembrance for the only documented lynching victim in the county.

Youth Gun Violence is Topic of Annual Meeting

Youth Gun Violence

Youth gun violence in the community is just one of the topics that will be discussed during the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership annual meeting Sept. 19, 2019. MedStar St. Mary’s supports the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership.