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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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Richland Public Health Offers Winter Walking Advice

11 Jan , 2019  

Walking in the winter offers you a refreshing change of pace. The invigorating cold air can clear your mind and reduce stress, which can be helpful for weight loss.

Getting outside during daylight hours also increases levels of serotonin, a hormone that helps calm cravings. Even if you have to walk slower because of the weather, you may be burning more calories. And trudging through snow or walking into the wind takes more energy.

Richland Public Health encourages healthy exercise but remember that winter weather requires some special preparation. More…

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Health Information Kiosks Installed At County Libraries

5 Jan , 2019  

Richland Public Health, through a grant provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, is providing internet-connected Health Information Kiosks at all Mansfield/Richland County Public Library locations.

The kiosks have internet-enabled Apple iPads in them that are pre-loaded to connect to National Institute of Health (NIH) websites. Each app on the screen contains information that has been verified to contain evidence-based information to help improve access to important information. More…

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Flu Season Is Here

4 Jan , 2019  

According to data compiled by Public Health Nursing at Richland Public Health, flu season has arrived in Richland County.

“We have started to see positive test results and hospitalizations due to influenza in the past three weeks,” says Emily Leedy, Epidemiologist at Richland Public Health. Numbers from December show 70 cases of influenza, and eight (8) hospitalizations. More…

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Richland Public Health Announces Free Crib Program

13 Dec , 2018  

Richland Public Health and partner agencies will begin distributing free cribs (called Cribettes) to Medicaid-eligible new mothers and mothers-to-be through funds provided by the Richland County Youth and Family Council. More…

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Flu Vaccine Clinic This Thursday

23 Oct , 2018  

Richland Public Health  recommends everyone age 6 months and older get an influenza (“flu”) vaccine. This recommendation follows Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

The Health Department will hold a flu vaccine clinic for Richland County residents on October 25 from 10 AM to 1 PM. The clinic will be walk-in (no appointment needed) and will take place at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, in the Corley Room (lower level, rear parking lot). More…

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