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Mary Ellen Rapposelli, Director

(410) 996-5168

The Division of Health Promotion interacts with the community by providing health education and outreach programs. Registered Nurses, Health Educators, Coordinator of Special Programs, and Outreach Workers educate and encourage Cecil County residents to practice behavioral changes that prevent disease and help promote healthy lifestyles. Preschoolers to senior citizens enjoy an extensive range of services and programs including HIV/AIDS prevention, blood pressure screenings, dental sealant program, colorectal, breast and cervical cancer screening outreach, free stop smoking programs and Nicotine Replacement Program/Chantix® Services programs. At-risk programs offered are drug use prevention and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Programs. Mini-grants are also available to community groups in the area for tobacco use prevention. Staff assist the Healthy Lifestyles, Cancer and Tobacco Task Forces to develop and implement strategies that address health-related issues and plans to improve overall health in the community. Staff provides information and educational materials on health topics upon request from the community.

Services provided:

  • Cancer Control
    • Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
  • Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
    • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Health Education and Community Outreach Programs
  • Improved Pregnancy Outcomes
    • Community Action Team (Child injury and mortality prevention)
    • Fetal and Infant Mortality Review, and Child Fatality Review Board
  • MD Cigarette Restitution Fund Program
    • Colorectal Cancer Education, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program
    • Tobacco Use Prevention and Smoking Cessation Programs/Services
  • Mini-grants Tobacco Use Prevention
  • Oral Health
    • Dental Sealant Program
    • Dental Advisory Board
  • Risk Reduction Programs
    • Fall Prevention
    • Patient Navigation