Parents and Teens Needed for Focus Groups

Parents and Teens (ages 13-18) are needed to participate in two focus groups about developing a campaign to improve knowledge about STI (sexually-transmitted infection) prevention and increase STI screening among youth in Howard County.

For your time and participation, you will receive a $10.00 gift card.  For more information, contact Andrea Boyd at 410-313-6252 or email

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Child Health Programs

Child Health Programs offered by the Howard County Health Department include the Infants and Toddlers Program, WIC, Child Advocacy Center, Case Management for children with elevated blood lead. In addition, outreach, information and referral services are offered. Hearing and vision screenings are offered to students in specific grades within Howard County public and private schools. For more information about Children's Health Programs call 1-410-313-7500 or toll free at 1-866-313-6300 or e-mail


Howard County Adolescent Mental Health Symposium - Youth Panel

Did you miss the Howard County Adolescent Mental Health Symposium?  In this video a panel of teens speak about stress, drug use and what adults don't really know.  Click below.


The Bureau of Child Health Has a Website for Teens

Howard County Health Department’s Bureau of Child Health launched a teen health website. is aimed at teens and the role they can play in their own health decisions. It brings information and resources to teens about whole health, body and mind. Topics incorporated into the new site include: Stress, Feeling Down, Nutrition & Well-being, Sex, Sexuality & Safe Relationships, Drugs & Alcohol and Parents & Teens. Visit the new website at

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