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  • Leggett, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Officials Launch Infant Injury Prevention Campaign; County Distributes “Onesies” to Parents of Newborns County Executive Isiah Leggett joined Shady Grove Adventist Hospital President John Sackett today to launch a public education campaign aimed at reminding parents of infants to “Handle with C.A.R.E.” Also joining Leggett at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital were Erik Schobitz, M.D., medical director of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department and Agnes Leshner, administrator for Child Welfare Services (CWS) for the County’s Department of Health and Human Services. Since August 2013, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of serious injuries and deaths in Montgomery County children under the age of four, with an average of one fatality per month. CWS has investigated an average of two cases of life-threatening injuries per month in children under the age of three. “April is Child Abuse Prevention Month,” said Leggett, “and we are launching this education campaign to remind the community that inf ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Leggett, Silverman Help Launch Local Business Strength Marketing Campaign
    Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett joined yesterday morning with local chamber and business support organization executives and board members, Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Steve Silverman and other representatives of the local business community to officially launch the Increase Your Business Strength local marketing campaign. “We are excited to spearhead the county’s first-ever targeted, joint marketing campaign designed specifically to increase membership in our many great local chambers of commerce and other business membership organizations,” said Leggett. To support this effort, DED initiated a local marketing campaign in conjunction with nearly 20 local business membership organizations. The main marketing components include PSA ads on some 50 Ride-On buses throughout the County, two-sided poster board cards for distribution by participating chambers and business organizati ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Department of Liquor Control Stresses Underage Drinking Prevention to Local Students
    Representatives from Montgomery County’s Department of Liquor Control (DLC), Montgomery County Police and the Keeping It Safe on Under 21 Alcohol Use Coalition visited St. Mary’s School in Rockville on Tuesday, April 15, in an effort to help prevent and reduce underage alcohol use through an initiative, called “Keeping It Safe.” The initiative targets 5th through 8th graders and is supported by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. The assembly opened with welcoming remarks from Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas J. Manger who said, “One day you will find yourself in a situation where those around you are using drugs or alcohol. Talking now about what to do in a bad situation will help you make the right decision later.” According to a 2013 study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than one in 10 eighth graders reported drinking an alcoholic beverage during the preceding month. Nearly one in th ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases

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Montgomery County is Maryland's most populous jurisdiction and its most affluent. The County is located adjacent to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and includes 497 square miles of land area. The topography is rolling with small hills. Elevations range from 52 feet above sea level near the District Line to 850 feet in the northern portion of the County near Damascus. To help orient people unfamiliar with the County, a simple map is included on this Web site. Demographics (PDF) about the county are available from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionLearn more.

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