OPIOID OVERDOSE AWARENESS BILLBOARD COMPETITION WINNERS
This project was a collaboration between the Offices of Drug and Alcohol and Public Health.
1st Place - Colby Seelig, 12th grade, North Penn H.S.
2nd Place - Ryan Phan, 9th grade, Methacton H.S.
3rd Place - Alison Feight, 11th grade, Ply. Whitemarsh H.S.
In 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved the name change of Montgomery County Health Department to Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH). As the Office of Public Health continues to integrate with Montgomery County Health and Human Services (HHS), public health programs will have many touchpoints with County human services, particularly Senior Services, Children &Youth, Drug & Alcohol, Mental Health and more.
It is the Mission of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health to provide public health services and foster collaborative actions that empower our community to improve its health and safety. Our Vision is to optimize the health and wellness of individuals and families through innovative practices. The OPH takes great pride in being ranked #1 in Health Factors and #4 in Health Outcomes in the state of Pennsylvania by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) certified and recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for our capacity and capability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health and other emergencies. The certification is valid for 5 years. Montgomery County will be officially recognized for our certification by NACCHO at the 2018 Public Health Preparedness Summit, April 2018 in Atlanta Georgia.
Montgomery County is now in the CDC-defined “high” level of community transmission for COVID-19. The public is urged to wear a mask indoors in public, stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, and get tested if you have symptoms.
With the onset of warmer weather, mosquito season is starting and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health has steps residents can take to protect themselves from spreading mosquito-borne disease.