September is Emergency Preparedness Month and the Harford County Health Department recommends that all citizens, including those with disabilities, develop an emergency plan. No one knows what may occur but preparing a plan to cover the basics can make all the difference in the world in an emergency. Preparing for an emergency involves asking questions […]
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New Upcoming Training November 8, 2017 ovemner Naloxone (NARCAN®, EVZIO®) is a prescription medication that safely and effectively reverses an opioid overdose. Opioid is a class of drugs that includes heroin and prescription pain relievers like oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®, Lortab®), oxymorphone (Opana®), hydromorphone (Dilaudid®), morphine (MS Contin®), fentanyl (Duragesic®) and methadone. Naloxone does NOT: […]
Fentanyl-related deaths shows largest increase Baltimore, MD (August 4, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Health today released data for fatal overdoses in the first quarter of 2017. During this period, which encompasses January to March of 2017, there were 550 overdose-related deaths in the state, including 372 fentanyl-related deaths. The report is posted on the […]
“Having worked the past six years with my colleagues and friends as Harford County’s Deputy Health Officer, it is an honor and privilege to now serve as Acting Health Officer in the coming months ahead. These are tough times in public health, exemplified by the deadly epidemic of the current drug abuse crisis and access […]
After 46 years at the Harford County Health Department, Health Officer Susan Kelly retired on July 1, 2017. Continue reading below.