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Preparation Pays Off For Families, Community

3 Sep , 2019  

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. It’s an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families for when an emergency happens. This year’s NPM will focus on that planning, with an overarching theme: Prepared, Not Scared.

Locally, Richland Public Health is ready with resources to help. More…

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Richland Public Health Obtains National Accreditation

29 Aug , 2019  

Richland Public Health has announced that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).

The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments. More…

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Get Ride Of That Spare Tire!

26 Aug , 2019  

You may have heard of tax amnesty, or even amnesty for late library books. What you may not know as well is… “tire amnesty.”

Here’s your chance to find out! Richland County residents can dispose of up to ten car or light pickup truck passenger tires for free (as in no charge) during Richland County Tire Amnesty Day, offered by Richland Public Health in partnership with the Richland County Solid Waste Authority. More…

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Richland Public Health Talks Hyperthermia

19 Jul , 2019  

With the seriously high temperatures and difficult weather conditions facing Richland County residents on Friday and Saturday, we’re re-posting this reminder from Richland Public Health in which they urged residents to use extra care to avoid heat-related illness.

People suffer heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion when the body’s temperature-control system is overloaded. Sweating is the body’s natural way of cooling itself. In some situations, especially in periods of high humidity, sweating alone will not provide an adequate release of body heat. More…

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Webinar On Public Health And Public Libraries

16 Jul , 2019  

Dr. Julie Chaya, Director of Community Health and Prevention Sciences at Richland Public Health, is hosting a national webinar through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

The webinar “Promoting Public Health through the Public Library” will take place July 25 from 2 PM to 3 PM. More…

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Richland Public Health Marks National Infant Immunization Week

19 Apr , 2019  

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance highlighting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW will be April 27-May 4, and it is being marked locally by Richland Public Health. More…

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Richland Public Health Releases 2018 Annual Report

29 Mar , 2019  

On Thursday, Richland Public Health announced via social media that it has posted its 2018 Annual Report online for public viewing.

The agency is doing so in connection with the upcoming Public Health Week nationally, which takes place from April 1 to April 7. More…

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Richland Public Health Celebrating 100 Years Of Public Health In Ohio

23 Mar , 2019  

The week of April 1-7 is National Public Health Week and Richland Public Health along with other local health departments throughout Ohio are using the week to recognize 100 years of public health.

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of two legislative acts that shaped the future of public health in Ohio. The Hughes Act and Griswold Act, both enacted in 1919, established the modern day organization of local health departments. More…

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World Plumbing Day To Be Celebrated Locally

8 Mar , 2019  

Celebrated every year on March 11, World Plumbing Day is an international event initiated by the World Plumbing Council that recognizes the important role plumbing plays in our health and safety.

Every person on the planet is affected by the availability of clean drinking water and basic sanitation. Unfortunately, in many developing countries, plumbing is either very limited or even non-existent and the lack of an effective plumbing infrastructure is a huge factor in the tragic statistics we are hear so often that we have become numb to their meaning. More…

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Released County Vital Statistics Data Reveal Interesting Trends

28 Feb , 2019  

Richland Public Health recently posted the totals for causes of death in 2018 as well as the statistics for births in the county. When compared against statistics from recent years, the picture which is created is one with both troubling and positive trends.

The birth and death statistics are compiled monthly by the Vital Statistics office at Richland Public Health, the same office that provides birth and death certificates. The statistics also include deaths or births within the City of Shelby. More…

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Flu Is On The Increase Across Ohio

27 Feb , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Health has shared the news that new flu-associated hospitalizations have increased in Ohio for three weeks in a row after declining for two weeks in January. New flu-associated hospitalizations also are trending above the five-year average for the first time during the 2018-2019 flu season which runs from October to May. More…

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Community Health Screenings Begin Across The County

8 Feb , 2019  

The arrival of February brings with it the beginning of Community Health Screenings offered by Richland Public Health.

These screenings are provided by the Public Health Nursing Division in the areas of blood pressure, blood sugar, anemia, cholesterol, and in the area of health education and referrals. The only service requiring a charge is that for cholesterol, which costs $12 and requires a 9 to 12 hour fast before testing. More…

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Richland Public Health Shares Latest Wind Chill, Weather Warnings

30 Jan , 2019  

From Richland Public Health:

A Wind Chill Warning for the entire area from this evening to Thursday afternoon. Dangerously cold wind chills are expected to last for a couple days and could be life-threatening.

What to expect: …Frigid Temperatures with Extremely Dangerous Wind Chills Expected This Evening Through Thursday Afternoon for all of Northern Ohio and Northwest PA. More…

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Winter Hike For Health

23 Jan , 2019  

Richland Public Health’s “Winter Hike for Health” on Saturday, February 9, will be in two locations. In addition to the traditional hike at Malabar Farm State Park, Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield is joining in the day’s healthy fun.

Enjoy the winter wonderland with hikes through the woods at either location from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hikes are self-guided on easy trails so everyone in the family can participate. Adults must accompany children. More…

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