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Flu Shots - 2015

August 24, 2015

Richland Public Health wants to remind everyone to “Shield Their Health” by getting a flu vaccination during the Health Department’s 2015 Seasonal Flu Immunizations.

Get A Healthy Back to School

August 20, 2015

The new school year is the perfect time to try some healthier options in your child lunch box, to make sure your teens are getting enough sleep, and that all your children are up-to-date on vaccines.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

August 12, 2015

August 21-September 7 (Labor Day), law enforcement partners nationwide will show zero tolerance for drunk driving in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" national crackdown.

School Zone and Bus Safety

August 6, 2015

Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is issuing a reminder for drivers to be cautious driving in school zones and around school buses.

Traffic Fatalities Update

August 3, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of July there were no traffic deaths in Richland County.

Traffic Safety at Richland County Fair, August 11

August 3, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition will offer a variety of information and activities on Tuesday, August 11, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Richland County Fair.

Back to School Immunizations

July 15, 2015

It may be hard to believe, but the start of school is just two weeks away. Included in planning is making sure your children are up-to-date on their required immunizations.

Traffic Fatalities Update

July 2, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of June there was one traffic death in Richland County. There have been eight traffic-related fatalities so far this year.

Mosquitoes Infected with West Nile virus Confirmed in Ontario

June 26, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: For Immediate Release: June 26, 2015 (Noon): West Nile Virus Confirmed in Ontario Mosquitoes Testing — Richland Public Health has confirmed the existence of West Nile virus in a mosquito pool (testing sample) taken from around the Southwest area in Ontario. This means that West Nile virus is present in Richland County although no person has been infected.

July 4th DUI Awareness

June 24, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition and Richland Public Health is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day. Designate a sober driver ahead of time.

Traffic Fatalities Update

June 1, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of May there was one traffic death in Richland County. There have been seven traffic-related fatalities so far this year.

May Event Pictures

May 29, 2015

Health Promotion/Education has added new staff members and new grant. They helped organize some major events in May and here are some pictures from those events.

Click It or Ticket, May 18-31

May 8, 2015

Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. The 2015 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 18 and continues through May 31 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

Traffic Fatalities Update

May 4, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of April there was one traffic death in Richland County. There have been six traffic-related fatalities through the first four months.

AARP Driver Safety Program

April 24, 2015

The AARP Driver Safety Program, hosted by Richland Public Health, will have its first class of 2015 on May 13 starting at 9 a.m.

Motorcycle Safety Awareness

April 20, 2015

Warm weather means motorcycles are back on the roads and May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Richland County Safe Communities and Richland Public Health are reminding the public to “Look For Motorcycles” to increase safe sharing of the road.

Rabies Warning and Vaccine Clinic

April 17, 2015

Richland Public Health is issuing a reminder for all pet owners to make sure their cats, dogs, and ferrets are vaccinated against rabies. This story also has a link to information on the free rabies vaccine clinic on May 9.

Crisis Communication Seminar

April 15, 2015

Richland Public Health is sponsoring a FREE crisis communication seminar presented by Hennes Paynter Communications on Thursday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Healthy Homes Month

March 26, 2015

Richland Public Health is joining the Ohio Department of Health to promote healthy homes for all Ohioans.

Distracted Driver Awareness

March 26, 2015

April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month. Know the problem, the enforcement measure, and tips that can help.

St. Patrick's Day DUI Awareness

March 11, 2015

St. Patrick's Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash.

Colon Cancer Awareness

March 5, 2015

Richland Public Health Urges Local Residents to be Screened for Colorectal Cancer in March.

Traffic Fatality Update

March 4, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of February there were two traffic deaths in Richland County.

Groundwater Awareness Week

March 2, 2015

Groundwater along with oxygen is arguably the most important natural resource for human life, and National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14, is a good time to learn how to become a good steward of it.

Baby & Me Tobacco Free

February 20, 2015

Richland Public Health is now trained and certified to offer a program called "Baby & Me - Tobacco Free," a program proven to help pregnant women quit smoking and remain tobacco free.

Reminder: Measles Vaccine

February 20, 2015

Richland Public Health is reminding county residents that getting your MMR vaccination (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) is still the smart thing to do.

Birth & Death Statistics from 2014

February 16, 2015

Richland Public Health has posted the totals for causes of death in 2014 as well as the statistics for births in the county. The birth and death statistics do not include the City of Shelby.

Winter Hike for Health

February 10, 2015

The annual Winter “Hike For Health” will be Saturday, February 21, at Malabar Farm from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting at the Visitor Center.

American Heart Month

February 6, 2015

Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation's No. 1 killer. Heart diseases accounted for 42% of Richland County deaths last year.

Traffic Fatality Update

February 2, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of January there was one traffic death in Richland County.

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