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Worcester County Health Department Seeking Proposals for Tobacco Control

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SNOW HILL, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department is offering cigarette restitution fund mini-grants to address tobacco control on the shore.

The grants from the state of Maryland are available to community-based organizations, churches, private entities, non-profits and workplaces.

According to Debbie Goeller, Health Officer, “The goal is to involve the community in health promotion and prevention efforts in order to reduce tobacco use and cancer mortality in Worcester County.”

Strategies for tobacco control may include public awareness, community outreach, education, recruitment and referral to tobacco cessation, advocacy, promotion of tobacco cessation among pregnant women and other health-related activities. According to the health department, tobacco control encompasses the reduction of smoking, prevention of smoking or environmental change strategies.

A mini-grant orientation session will be held Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Worcester County Health Department, 6040 Public Landing Rd., Snow Hill, Md.

Applications must be returned to the Health Department by Oct. 2 no later than 4:30 p.m. A team of local citizens will review the applications and awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 will be made after Oct. 30.

All awarded programs will submit a final narrative report by July 10, 2016.

For more information or to request an application packet, call the Worcester County Health Department Prevention Services at (410) 632-0056.

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