Medical Reserve Corps
County Health Department is recruiting volunteers for the Eastern
Panhandle Medical Reserve Corps (EPMRC).
If you are interested please contact us
today. Your community needs you! For
more information about the EPMRC, please
check out the
is National Safety Month
are a leading cause of disability for
people of all ages--and they are the
leading cause of death for Americans
ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone
can get involved to help prevent
National Safety Month, the Morgan County
Health Department is working to inform
community members and help reduce the
risk of injuries. This June, we
encourage you to learn more about
important safety issues like
prescription painkiller abuse,
transportation safety, and slips, trips,
Prescription painkiller abuse:
Prescription painkiller overdoses
are a growing problem in the United
States, especially among women.
About 18 women die every day from a
overdose--more than 4 times as many
as back in 1999.
Doing other activities while
driving--like texting or
eating--distracts you and increases
your chance of crashing. Almost 1 in
5 crashes (17%) that injured someone
involved distracted driving.
Slips, trips, and falls:
One in 3 older adults falls each
year. Many falls lead to broken
bones and other health problems.
make a difference. Find out ways to help
reduce the risk of these safety issues.
information, visit the
National Safety Council