QCI News

Charles County Health Dept. Prep for Pride

QCI Breaks Out the Pink!

10/2022: QCI brought attention to breast cancer awareness by showing off their pink, whether working in the office, virtually or in the community! Breast Cancer Awareness Month aims to increase early detection of the disease by encouraging women to have mammograms. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and it is the second leading cause of death among women. 

Click here to learn more about early detection.

Click here and scroll down to learn more about virtual meetups by breastcancer.org.

Visit QCI's home page and scroll down to read Breast Cancer & Depression.

September is National Recovery Month
09/2022: National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), which started in 1989, is a national observance held every September to promote and support treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.

SAMHSA aims to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery. In the years since Recovery Month launched, SAMHSA has timed announcements of initiatives and grant funding during Recovery Month, while collaborating with private and public entities to celebrate individuals during their long-term recoveries.

Photos of QCI Hagerstown celebrating Washington County Goes Purple for Recovery Month!

Men’s Health
Awareness Month
Celebrate Movember!

11/2021: QCI staff celebrated No Shave November in the office to show support for Men’s Health Awareness Month. We enjoyed wearing our mustache masks and bringing attention to men’s well-being.

Men’s Health Awareness Month and Movember bring awareness to and support for those tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide. No Shave November, was created with a goal in mind to raise awareness about different kinds of cancer and to donate the money someone would typically spend on a haircut or facial groom to cancer research and other charities.

Click No Shave November, HeadsUpGuys, or Prostate Cancer Foundation to learn more.

World Prematurity Day

Whether teleworking or in the office, QCI put on the purple for World Prematurity Day.

11/17/2021Preterm birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the United States and globally. This urgent health crisis is significantly fueled by the health equity gap in our health care system today.

On November 17, World Prematurity Day, March of Dimes raises awareness of the global crisis of prematurity. You can join us to take action by:

Donating to support lifesaving research, advocacy and programs to improve the health of mom and babies.

Demanding #BlanketChange for policies that put moms and babies first.

Lighting it purple, including your office, lobby or the outside of your workplace or home. If you can wear it, make it purple, too.

- Reprinted from the March of Dimes