•The REACH health care program offers low-cost doctor visits, checkups, prescription medicine, lab work and tests, radiology services and dental services to uninsured county residents. Information: 410-222-4531.
•Maryland birth certificates. Information: 410-222-4462 or visit aahealth.org/birthcertificates.
•Behavioral health services are available to county veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and their spouses and children, ages 5 to 18. Information: 410-222-1117.
•The Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program provides free nutritious foods, education, breastfeeding support and resource referrals to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women and children up to age 5. To qualify, call 410-222-6797 or 410-222-0139 (Spanish).
•The Learn to Live program has more than 675 free recipes low in saturated and trans fats and high in fiber. Many are suited for diabetic, meatless and low-sodium diets. Visit learntolivehealthy.org and click on "Search Recipes" under "Food And Fitness."
•A free booklet, "Don't Let Us Get Hooked on Tobacco," is available to parents who want to dissuade children and teens from smoking. The booklet is sponsored by the Learn to Live program and can be ordered or downloaded online at learntolivehealthy.org. Information: 410-222-7979.
•The Learn to Live Healthy program offers an annual newsletter for child care providers and parents. The newsletter includes healthy eating tips, advice on when to keep ill children home, facts on pertussis (whooping cough) and approaches to prevent temper tantrums. In addition to "Building Blocks," Learn to Live offers publications for parents and child care providers that can be ordered from the Learn to Live Line, 410-222-7979, or on the website at learntolivehealthy.org.
Sun safety resources. The Learn to Live Healthy program offers free sun smart kits to county residents. The kit contains the new "Sun Confidential" brochure with information on selecting and applying sunscreen and skin cancer detection. Call the Learn to Live Line, 410-222-7979, or on the website at learntolivehealthy.org and click on "Free Materials."
The Department of Health offers the following mental health services for children and adults:
•Adolescent and family services, 410-222-6785.
•Addictions treatment, 410-222-6725.
•Prevention and education services to prevent violent behavior and alcohol and drug abuse in young people, 410-222-6724.
•Mental health and substance abuse treatment is available to veterans returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. Information: 410-222-0117.
For additional information about mental health services, visit aahealth.org or call the county's crisis response line, 410-768-5522.