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Richland Public Health Named As Project DAWN Site

23 Feb , 2017  

Richland Public Health is now recognized as a Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) distribution and training site. Through the Project DAWN program, Richland Public Health is able to educate, train and distribute Project DAWN kits to concerned individuals at no cost, made possible through a grant from the Ohio Department of Health.

Project DAWN kits include two doses of naloxone (Narcan), two nasal atomizers, two face shields for rescue breathing, a quick reference tool and a Richland Public Health resource guide that includes treatment options throughout Richland County. More…

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Richland Public Health Shares 2016 Vital Statistics Details

9 Feb , 2017  

Richland Public Health has posted the totals for causes of death in 2016 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.

The statistics do not include deaths or births within the City of Shelby that are recorded by the Shelby City Health Department. There may be a few changes in the causes of death as twelve (12) deaths are still pending autopsy reports. More…

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Richland Walks Returns To Richland Mall

19 Jan , 2017  

Interested in taking a step toward better health in 2017?

On January 25, Richland Mall, in partnership with Richland Public Health and Avita Health System, will hold the second annual Richland Walks kickoff event. Giveaways and opportunities to register for Richland Walks will occur from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM and from 5:30 PM – 7l00 PM. More…

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Richland County Traffic Fatalities Fall To 13 Year Low

8 Jan , 2017  

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of December there were no traffic deaths in Richland County. There were six total traffic-related deaths for 2016 in Richland County. This marks the lowest total for traffic fatalities since the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition was formed in 2003. The record low follows the second worst year for traffic fatalities as there were 17 in 2015. And in 2011 there were five traffic fatalities in December alone. More…

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Free Radon Test Kits Available

3 Jan , 2017  

From Richland Public Health:

The Environmental Health Division of Richland Public Health wants county residents to take advantage of “National Radon Action Month” and test their homes for the presence of radon gas. FREE radon test kits (one per home) can be picked up at the Environmental Health Department window at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield. Please bring your driver’s license with you. More…

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Tips For Safe Toy Purchases

26 Nov , 2016  

While Black Friday 2016 in north central Ohio may be behind us, the holiday shopping season has just begun.

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. More…