Frederick, Md— People often think of public health as just vaccinations, but public health workers do so much more! Our public health workers touch almost every aspect of our daily lives, from emergency preparedness to food safety, maternal and child health services to chronic disease prevention, mental and behavioral health to substance use prevention and harm reduction, insurance assistance to birth and death certificates, school health services to pediatric dental clinic care. National Public Health Week is the perfect time to say, “Thank you!” Please take a moment to officially thank a public health worker during April 3-7!
In Frederick County, the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) is the lead agency for the essential public health services. Our community became more familiar with FCHD during the COVID-19 pandemic response as thousands of tests and vaccinations were distributed. Our public health workers are dedicated to serving our community and have continued to provide their essential services to this day.
Our public health workers are skilled, patient, engaged workers who provide critical service to all in Frederick County, some often working early mornings or evenings. As you attend your appointments this week, be sure to help us honor our public health workers with a “Thank you!”