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Message from the Interim Director of Health
It is the Mission of the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) to provide public health services and foster collaborative actions that empower our community to improve its health and safety. Our Vision is to optimize the health and wellness of individuals and families through innovative practices. MCHD takes great pride in being ranked #1 in Health Factors and #6 in Health Outcomes in state of Pennsylvania by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

In December 2011, MCHD became Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) certified and was recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for the ability to respond to public health emergencies.

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Tobacco use is still the largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. MCHD urges all smokers, vapers and chewers to look at this day as a chance to “Quit for a Day, Quit for Life.” We know it isn’t easy. We know it can take repeated attempts. That’s ok --- take it one day at a time. There are people and resources ready to help you.

While you plan your quit day here are recommended tips: Tell a friend you will be quitting on particular date, tell them why, and ask for their support. Stock up on gum, lollipops or toothpicks to use as oral replacements. Think about how to include exercise in your day -- it will help you feel better and reduce stress. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Click here for a complete guide to quitting.

GOOD LUCK!! Your body will thank you.

For Your Health
Monthly news articles written by Health Department staff on the latest topics in public health.

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2/11/16 - UPDATE: MCHD Investigation of Stomach Illness at Ursinus College
Ursinus College continues to take proactive measures in conjunction with Montgomery County Health Department officials to investigate and address an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on campus. Read on
2/10/16 - UPDATE: Ursinus College Voluntarily Closes Cafeteria
Ursinus College has voluntarily closed the cafeteria and snack bar allowing Montgomery County Health Department officials to continue gathering information regarding the cluster of gastrointestinal illness on campus. Read on
2/10/16 - MCHD Investigating Outbreak of Stomach Illness at Ursinus College
Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is currently investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness associated with students from Ursinus College. Read on