Local health department offers new funding opportunity tackling tobacco abuse

WORCESTER COUNTY, Md.- The Worcester County Health Department recently announced a new funding opportunity and is looking for community-based organizations to help address tobacco use disparities in the area.

The $30,000 comes from tax dollars on tobacco products bought in the state of Maryland and will go to support preventative programming.

Local non-profits, churches, and more are encouraged to submit project proposals with a goal of advancing health equity.

Organizations will have the opportunity to receive up to $10,000 towards their initiatives.

The health department tells us they can do more by engaging the community. “Because we want our residents to be as healthy as possible. So, when you’re looking at the social determinants of health and things that really impact our community residents, we know that tobacco use is one of them,” Chronic Disease & Tobacco Supervisor Crystal Bell.

“There’s no better way to do that than by actually building support and building capacity within the community by integrating these different projects that address these key needs.”

There will be a virtual information session coming Friday, November 18th.

To find out more information or submit an application, email crystal.bell1@maryland.gov

The Worcester County Health Department also provides free adult and youth cessation services for anyone looking to quit vaping and/or smoking.

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