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Immunizations For Children By Appointment

30 Jul , 2020  

Richland Public Health has begun taking appointments immediately for immunizations for children age 0 to 18. The appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Appointment slots will be available Monday through Thursday beginning on August 3.

Call 419-774-4700 to make an appointment. When making an appointment, a working call back number will be required. Public Health Nurses will call prior to your appointment to verify information about your child to speed the process on arrival. Please have your child(ren)’s immunization records available during the call. All immunizations will be given in the Corley Room (back parking lot, lower level) at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield. More…

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Richland Public Health Announces Two County COVID Deaths Monday

28 Jul , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s the first time that it has happened, and it is a tragic note in the ongoing struggle with a local and global health pandemic.

On Monday, Richland Public Health confirmed two deaths due to COVID-19 which have taken place in Richland County.

The first involved a 79 year man who died from COVID-related pneumonia who was not in a congregate setting. The second was a 69 year old man who was from a congregate living setting and had underlying health conditions. More…

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Latest COVID-19 Numbers From Richland Public Health Reflect Active Case Increase

20 Jul , 2020  

On Friday, July 17, Richland Public Health included the following categories and numbers in its report. The numbers in parenthesis represent the total as of Monday, July 13.

The numbers reflect a rise of approximately 13% last week in terms of active cases.

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Richland County Has Sixth COVID-19 Death, Richland Public Health Reports

14 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

When Richland Public Health shared its regular Monday update with the most current numbers for the COVID-19 pandemic, one number stood out.

Richland County now has six deaths attributed to the virus.

No additional information was shared by the agency in terms of that individual, including gender and age.

Additional numbers reported included the following: More…

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Be Alert: It’s Mosquito And Tick Season

26 May , 2020  

MOSQUITOES

Spring rains combined with warm weather make conditions favorable for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes can breed in any standing water if it lasts at least seven days.

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Richland County Has First Confirmed Coronavirus Case; Now 119 Statewide

20 Mar , 2020  

Richland Public Health announced on Thursday that it has been notified of a positive test result for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a resident of Richland County. This is the first positive result for Richland County. Richland Public Health is working to identify any close contacts of this resident who would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.

Richland Public Health, along with area hospitals, healthcare providers and community partners have been actively preparing to respond to possible cases of COVID-19 in our community. More…

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COVID-19/Coronavirus Update Page Available

8 Mar , 2020  

This past week, 1812Blockhouse created a new page to collect and share a variety of information about the coronavirus/COVID-19 virus, all from a local perspective.

Included are resource links to information from Richland Public Health, the Shelby City Health Department, the Ohio Department of Health, and The Ohio State University; posts from area media; and social media posts related to the virus. More…

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Adult Health Screenings Available To The Community

2 Mar , 2020  

Spring is around the corner, and what better time is there to do some check-ups on your health?

Richland Public Health will hold the following health screenings in the community for the month of March: More…

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Work Continues On Richland Public Health Building Renovation

25 Feb , 2020  

The Richland Public Health building was the site of a groundbreaking last November, helmed by Martin Tremmel, the Board of Health Commissioner at that time. (Tremmel has since retired.) The building renovation was being undertaken to improve access to services.

“As part of our continued commitment to enhance our property and service to the Richland County community, Richland Public Health is pleased to kick-off our building renovation efforts,” Mr. Tremmel said in November. “This $500,000 investment will begin with the front entrance of Richland Public Health to provide easily accessible and high quality customer service to our community members.” More…

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Free Radon Testing Kits Available

22 Jan , 2020  

In recognition of National Radon Action Month, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is encouraging Ohioans to test their homes for the radioactive gas and take steps to reduce risk if elevated levels are detected. Richland Public Health is helping to make that possible.

“Long-term exposure to high levels of radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer overall and the top cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers,” said ODH Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH. “Running this easy, inexpensive test is an important first step in protecting your family from a devastating disease that kills thousands of Ohioans each year.” More…

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Public Hearing To Be Held On New Private Water System Fees

14 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio Department of Health has added two new fee categories for Private Water Systems; these categories became effective on January 1. Richland Public Health has scheduled a hearing to provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions or make comments on the new fees. Each new fee is $100.

Ohio’s private water systems program regulates wells, springs, rain water cisterns, hauled water storage tanks and ponds that provide potable water to fewer than 25 people per day and have fewer than 15 service connections. More…

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Richland County’s Next Health Commissioner Selected From Nearby

10 Jan , 2020  

The Board of Health at Richland Public Health has named Sarah Goodwill Humphrey as the County’s next Health Commissioner. Humphrey is currently the Health Commissioner at the Ashland County Health Department; she has held this position since 2016.

“Ms. Humphrey brings a deep personal commitment to public health and a life-long passion for prevention and community well-being,” said Richland Public Health Board Member Ary van Harlingen, who chaired the search committee. “The Board looks forward to working with Sarah and is confident that her leadership, guidance, vision, and energy will assure a seamless transition as we continue our mission to improve the health our Richland County communities.” More…

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It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week

4 Dec , 2019  

It’s not too late to vaccinate!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Previous flu vaccination coverage data have shown that few people get vaccinated against influenza after the end of November. The CDC and its partners choose December for NIVW to remind people that even though the holiday season has begun, it is not too late to get a flu vaccine. More…

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Richland Public Health Receives Drug Free Communities Grant

1 Nov , 2019  

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has announced 150 new grants for its Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.

Richland Public Health will receive $125,000 per year, up to 10 years, in DFC grant funds.

The DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use. Recognizing that local problems need local solutions, DFC-funded coalitions engage multiple sectors of the community and employ a variety of environmental strategies to address local substance use problems. More…

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