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Posted 2/9/24

COVID-19 prevention

The Dorchester County Health Department will hold a drive-through COVID-19 prevention supply giveaway from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Monday at Dorchester County Health Department in …

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Dorchester health briefs

COVID-19 prevention

The Dorchester County Health Department will hold a drive-through COVID-19 prevention supply giveaway from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Monday at Dorchester County Health Department in the front parking lot at 3 Cedar St., Cambridge

Free bags with at-home rapid COVID-19 tests, KN95 masks, and other prevention goodies will be distributed. These supplies remain available Mondy through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Health Department’s 10 Aurora St. location in Cambridge.

Call 410-228-0235 for more information.

Tidal Health support groups
  • TidalHealth will hold a free implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) Support Group from 9 to 10 a.m. on Feb. 13, at the TidalHealth Adult Fitness building located at 800 S. Salisbury Blvd, Ste. D, Salisbury. The goal of this group is to allow people with ICD devices to become more knowledgeable and comfortable with having an ICD.

The group is open to patients, family, friends and caregivers, and allows attendees to meet and share with others who have been through similar experiences. Confidential group discussions, education and peer support will be facilitated. Attendees are welcome to bring one guest.

For more information, contact Sue Colliton, RN, at 410-543-7026 or, or Trish Laun, RN, at 410-334-2227 or

  • TidalHealth Peninsula Regional will hold a Diabetes Support Group from 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the auditorium of the Avery W. Hall Educational Center located on the corner of Waverly and Vine Streets at 100 E. Carroll St., Salisbury.

Angela Korb, MS, PA-C, of TidalHealth Cardiology will discuss the basics of coronary artery disease, the impact of diabetes on cardiovascular health, prevention and cardiovascular risk reduction.

This support group is free and open to the public. For more information, call TidalHealth Nutrition & Diabetes Education at 410-543-7061.

Community health worker training

The Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center, which works to increase the number of health care providers serving Maryland’s rural Eastern Shore, will offer community health worker training from March 4 to April 30. Community health workers identify and facilitate access to health care resources, navigate the health care system and provide health education to the community.

Accredited by the Maryland Department of Health, the community health worker training consists of 100 hours of online education and 40 hours of on-site practicum experience. The program will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with self-paced sessions on Fridays.

The training curriculum will cover advocacy and community capacity building, communication and cultural competency, ethics and confidentiality issues, local resources and system navigation, care coordination, skills to promote health, outreach methods and strategies as well as public health concepts and health literacy.

Registration costs $1,280 per participant. To learn more and register by the Feb. 26 deadline, visit For questions, contact Shakira Abdulai at

Dorchester County Health Department

If you have chronic medical conditions, need help with daily living, and are at risk of being placed in a facility for care, a state program finds services to help you stay in your home.

Go to MarylandAccessPoint,info or call 410-742-0505, ext. 109, for more information about the program.

You must have Medicaid to be eligible for services.

DDA offices

Learn about the Maryland Department of Health - Developmental Disabilities Administration’s four regional offices and how its teams can help you or your loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities at

Give blood

The Blood Bank of Delmarva asks local residents to schedule an appointment to give blood by calling 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 or going to

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