The Lower Eastern Shore Tri-Counties of Maryland: Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester have united

together to help lower and prevent the number of Tri-County residents with diabetes. Tri-County residents are being diagnosed with diabetes at an alarming rate, greater than the normal rate of the rest of the United States. Health professionals continue to recognize the need in the area for targeted diabetes awareness, prevention, and educational programs. 

The unification of the Tri-County Diabetes Alliance has been in existence since 2004. The Tri-County Diabetes Alliance is a joint effort between the local health departments, health care professionals, and community volunteers.

Local organizations include: Atlantic General Hospital,  Chesapeake Health Center, previously known as TLC (Three Lower Counties), Deer's Head CenterPeninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury UniversitySomerset County Health Department, University of Maryland Eastern ShoreWicomico County Health Department, and Worcester County Health Department, and volunteer citizens from the Eastern Shore of Maryland.