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Winter Driving Safety Tips From Richland Public Health

5 Jan , 2018  

Winter snow arrived for Christmas and frigid temperatures will end 2017 and begin 2018. Richland Public Health is reminding all county residents to be prepared for winter driving season.

The leading cause of death during winter storms is motor vehicle crashes. About 6000 traffic deaths and 480,000 traffic injuries occur each year due to winter weather. So how do you keep yourself from becoming one of those statistics? More…

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Richland Public Health Releases Strategic Plan

7 Dec , 2017  

Earlier this week, Richland Public Health released its 2018-2020 strategic plan.

RPH is currently in its last month of its initial three-year plan, and developed the new plan with the assistance of staff and community partners. A consultant was utilized with the strategic planning process, who conducted surveys, reviewed internal plans and documents, and engaged with collaborative planning sessions with staff. More…

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Richland Public Health Encourages Handwashing

30 Nov , 2017  

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Richland Public Health reminds everyone of this important health measure by recognizing National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 3-9. More…

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Richland Public Health: The Best Toys Are Safe Toys

26 Nov , 2017  

Black Friday shoppers were out in strong numbers in Mansfield and Ontario on Friday, many of whom were purchasing gifts for children.

Christmas is a time especially for children and for children this means toys.  Each year more than 3 billion toys and games are sold in the United States with 65 percent of these sales occurring between Thanksgiving and the day before Christmas. Although toys are fun and educational they can be dangerous. More…

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AARP Driver Safety Program Offered

1 Nov , 2017  

The AARP Driver Safety Program, sponsored by Richland Public Health, will have its last class of 2017 on Tuesday, November 14. The class will be in the Corley Room (lower level, rear parking lot, back entrance) at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield.

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course for motorists age 50 and older. The class is a one-day four-hour course. The course uses the “Smart Driver” information that was completely revised in 2014 with new material and videos. More…

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American Idol Finalist To Perform In Mansfield

27 Oct , 2017  

Richland Public Health is sponsoring two concerts by Singer/Songwriter Crystal Bowersox at Richland Academy of the Arts, 75 West Walnut Street, Mansfield, on November 2.

The first concert is at 1:30 PM and is an exclusive concert for area students and children with diabetes and is by special invitation only. The second concert is open to everyone and begins at 8 PM. Call 419-522-8224 for tickets and additional information. More…

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Flu Vaccine Clinics This Week

23 Oct , 2017  

It’s that time of the year again! Richland Public Health says everyone age 6 months and older needs a flu vaccine.

The Health Department will hold two flu vaccine clinics for Richland County residents: More…

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Fall Hike For Health

30 Sep , 2017  

Richland Public Health’s annual “Fall Hike for Health” is Saturday, October 21, at Malabar Farm State Park and Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield. The fall hikes are in their 17th year at Malabar Farm State Park and 3rd year at Gorman Nature Center.

Enjoy the beauty of Ohio’s fall colors at both locations with hikes through the woods from 9 AM to 2 PM. Hikes are self-guided with suggested start times by noon. More…

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This Is Child Passenger Safety Week

17 Sep , 2017  

The goal of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 17-23) is to make sure all children are secured properly in appropriate seats – every trip, every time. Parents and caregivers are urged to make sure their child safety seats and booster seats are properly installed and used in their vehicles.

Child safety seats work best when used correctly but roughly 3 out of 4 child safety seats are not used correctly. When properly installed, child safety seats and booster seats save lives – offering the best protection for children in the event of a crash. More…

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Richland Public Health Encourages Preparedness

10 Sep , 2017  

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) “Ready Campaign” in partnership with Citizen Corps. NPM is held each September to encourage Americans to make sure they are prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.

With all the news about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the preparedness information couldn’t be more relevant. More…

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Senior Driving Class Offered

3 Sep , 2017  

The AARP Driver Safety Program, sponsored by Richland Public Health, will have a class on Tuesday, September 12. 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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This Week’s Mosquito Spraying Locations

24 Jul , 2017  

Richland Public Health will be conducting mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in the following locations during the week of July 24 – July 28: More…

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National Bike To Work Week To Be Celebrated Locally

9 May , 2017  

May is National Bike Month. Take the challenge by biking to work!

Richland Public Health’s Communities Preventing Chronic Disease Program invites the public to take part in National Bike to Work Week, May 15 through May 19. In partnership with Richland Moves!, OhioHealth, and Linden Road Presbyterian Church, the featured events throughout the week are focused on bike safety and awareness, all leading up to Bike to Work Day on May 19. More…

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Community Health Assessment Issued

5 May , 2017  

This week, Richland Public Health published the 2016 Richland County Community Health Assessment (“CHA”). Using data collected from over 1,700 Richland County residents, the CHA was designed by a collaborative group of 26 county, city, and area nonprofit organizations. More…

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Baby Box Program Launched Statewide And Here In Richland County

11 Mar , 2017  

The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global integrated program Baby Box University to improve family health-care outcomes and reduce Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS), today announced that Ohio is the second U.S. state to launch a universal program where all expecting and new parents can receive a free Baby Box by completing online parenting education. More…

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