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Chronic Disease Prevention Program

A Program of the Prevention & Health Communications Department
Funded by: The Center for Disease Control Community Transformation Initiative

Lifestyle Balance Program

Wicomico County Health Department’s Lifestyle Balance Program is an evidenced based program developed by the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.  It is a lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes.

  • It can help people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

  • The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight (that would be 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person).

  • These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes.

  • Participants work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a 1-year lifestyle change program that includes 16 core sessions (usually 1 per week) and 6 post-core sessions (1 per month).

  • Participants learn how to eat more healthily and decrease the fat in their dietary intake.

  • Participants are also coached to increase their physical activity.

  • Tracking food intake and monitoring activity are important components of the program.

For more information or to see if you are eligible, call 410-334-3480.


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  Diabetes Prevention Resources

For additional information on diabetes call: 1-800-DIABETES


The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was awarded a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Transformation Grant (CTG) to promote policy, systems and environmental efforts for tobacco-free living, active living and healthy eating. This statewide movement aims to transform communities into healthy environments for all.


CTG funding will enable Wicomico County to: 
1) Assist businesses with tobacco free policy development and implementation.
2) Assist businesses with worksite wellness initiatives including organizational assessments, surveys, wellness policy development and systems and environmental changes.

3) Educate the community about issues related to tobacco and multi-unit housing as well as public outdoor areas.

4) Educate the community on the importance of healthy eating and being physically active.
For further information about what you can do to help Wicomico County move toward healthier living call 410-334-3480. 


LEAN Works! Leading Employees to Activity and Nutrition" is a FREE web-based resource that offers interactive tools  and evidence-based resources to design effective worksite obesity prevention and control programs

Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)   Is one of the most respected resources for workplace wellness in America.  With a membership in excess of 3,200 organizations, WELCOA is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all working Americans.

Maryland Healthiest Business Initiative   Join the statewide campaign to create a culture of wellness – where the healthiest choice is the easiest choice. 

Choose My Plate  Promotes the nationwide movement in making healthier choices. This site provides healthy alternatives to foods that may be contributing to the growing obesity rates in this country.

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Lifestyle Balance Program
Worksite Wellness Programs

Adult & Youth Drug Use Prevention
Drug Free Wicomico
Car Seat Safety

Poison Prevention
Safe Kids Lower Shore Maryland


Adults and Children Talking

Ready to Quit for Good

Cigarette Restitution Fund (CRF) Coalition 


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