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Richland Public Health Checking Car Seats During Child Passenger Safety Week

14 Sep , 2018  

Every day in America, millions of parents and caregivers travel with children in their vehicles. While some children are buckled-in properly in the correct car seats for their ages and sizes, most are not. If they are buckled up at all. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 46 percent of car seats are misused. To help combat this issue, Richland Public Health has announced its participation in Child Passenger Safety Week, a campaign dedicated to helping parents and caregivers make sure their children ride as safely as possible – every trip, every time. More…

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Richland Public Health Encourages Emergency Preparedness

1 Sep , 2018  

Richland Public Health is reminding county residents to be prepared.

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This year’s NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. More…

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Richland Public Health Encourages Immunization Awareness

29 Jul , 2018  

Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines.

To celebrate the importance of immunizations for people of all ages – and to make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need as they go back to school – Richland Public Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. More…

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Birth Certificates Again Available Online

16 Jul , 2018  

As we reported back in April (our story can be found here), Richland Public Health recently launched a new website. As we shared then, “The new Richland Public Health website has easy access to a menu of agency services, an events calendar, the latest news, information on departments, and details about the agency and its operations.” More…

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West Nile Virus Detected In Richland County

28 Jun , 2018  

Richland Public Health officials have been notified by the Ohio Department of Health, that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Mifflin Township.

“To be very clear, this is not a human infection case, but our first positive WNV mosquito sample this year,” Joe Harrod, Director of Environmental Health at Richland Public Health, stated. Health Department officials have already sprayed the WNV positive area to discourage transmittal of the mosquito-borne illness to residents. More…

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Richland Public Health Shares Tips For Coping With Summer Heat

16 Jun , 2018  

With temperatures near 90° with high humidity this weekend, Richland Public Health urges residents to use extra care to avoid heat-related illness (known as hyperthermia).

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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Driver Safety Program Being Offered For Those 50 And Older

16 May , 2018  

The AARP Driver Safety Program, sponsored by Richland Public Health, will have a class on Tuesday, May 22. The class will be in the Corley Room (lower level, rear parking lot, back entrance) at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield. More…

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Rabies Warning Issued; Free Rabies Clinic Next Week

4 May , 2018  

With warmer weather more people will begin outdoor activities and the risk of contact with an animal infected with the rabies virus increases. Incidences of rabies exposure usually start in April and continue rising through the summer months. More…

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A New Website For Richland Public Health

5 Apr , 2018  

Another local governmental body has improved its online presence through the launching of a new website.

Following on the heels of a new Richland County site, the county’s public health district has unveiled the brand-new richlandhealth.org, which presents information about the agency’s services and resources in an attractive visual interface. More…

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AARP Senior Driving Program Dates Set For Remainder Of 2018

12 Mar , 2018  

The AARP Driver Safety Program, sponsored by Richland Public Health, will have a class on Tuesday, March 27. The class will be in the Corley Room (lower level, rear parking lot, back entrance) at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield. More…

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Richland County 2017 Vital Statistics Released

23 Feb , 2018  

Richland Public Health has posted the totals for causes of death in 2017 as well as the statistics for births in the county. 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. More…

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It’s American Heart Month

12 Feb , 2018  

Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation’s No. 1 killer. Those figures include Richland County where Richland Public Health’s 2017 Causes of Death in Richland County (includes the City of Shelby) also shows heart disease as the number one killer. February is American Heart Month, focusing attention on efforts to reduce those numbers nationally and locally. More…