Dan Coulter, Director (acting): (410) 996-5168

The Division of Health Promotion interacts with the community by providing health education and outreach programs. Registered Nurses, Health Educators, Coordinators of Special Programs, and Outreach Workers educate and encourage Cecil County residents to practice behavioral changes that prevent disease and help promote healthy lifestyles, Cancer and Tobacco Task Forces. Infants to senior citizens enjoy an extensive range of services and programs including, free smoking cessation programs, and Nicotine Replacement Program/Chantix® Services programs. Mini-grants are also available to community groups in the area for tobacco use prevention. Staff assists the Healthy Lifestyles, Cancer and Tobacco Task Forces to develop as well as Drug Free Cecil and the Drug Free Cecil Youth Coalition, to 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 by request.

Services provided:

  • Cancer Control
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
  • Chronic Condition Prevention and
  • Management includes National Diabetes Prevention Program, Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Living Well with Diabetes, Living Well with Chronic Pain, Cancer: Thriving and Surviving.
  • Health Education and Community Outreach Programs
  • Maternal and Child Health Services
    • Community Action Team (Child injury and mortality prevention)
    • Healthy Families Cecil County
    • Blood Lead Case Management,
    • Pregnancy Support Groups (Mom-to-Be), Family Support Groups, Family Connections
  • MD Cigarette Restitution Fund Program
    • Colorectal Cancer Education, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program
    • Tobacco Use Prevention and Smoking Cessation Programs/Services
    • Nicotine Replacement Program/Chantix®
  • Mini-grants Tobacco Use Prevention
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Services including Drug Free Cecil, Drug Free Cecil Youth Coalition