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Traffic Safety Around School Zones and Buses

August 4, 2016

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

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

August 1, 2016

The high-visibility national drunk driving enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs August 19-September 5, 2016.

Back to School Immunizations Urged

August 1, 2016

Richland Public Health will have walk-in back-to-school immunizations available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, August 5.

Traffic Fatality Update

August 1, 2016

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of July there were no traffic deaths in Richland County. There have been five total traffic-related deaths this year in Richland County.

CDC Urges Proven Strategies to Reduce Crash Fatalities

July 13, 2016

CDC says that motor vehicle crash fatalities in the U.S. could drop by half with proven strategies.

Heat Safety & Hyperthermia

July 11, 2016

With heat and humidity on the rise, Richland Public Health urges residents to use extra care to avoid heat-related illness (known as hyperthermia).

Free Radon Test Kits

July 4, 2016

The Environmental Health Division of Richland Public Health wants county residents to take advantage of FREE kits to test their homes for the presence of radon gas. The free radon test kits are available only to Richland County residents.

Traffic Fatality Update

July 1, 2016

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

4th of July DUI Awareness

June 27, 2016

This Fourth of July, Richland County law enforcement will be out in full force, cracking down on drunk drivers by aggressively targeting those who put lives in danger.

AARP Senior Driving Course, June 21

June 3, 2016

The AARP Driver Safety Program, sponsored by Richland Public Health, will have a class on Tuesday, June 21.

Just Walk Richland Walking Groups Now Forming

June 3, 2016

Just Walk Richland opens the invitation to individuals to walk for their own interests whether that is for physical, mental or social benefits. Whatever your reason, Just Walk Richland!

Traffic Fatality Update

June 1, 2016

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

Food Safety: Picnics and Grilling

May 27, 2016

Picnics, barbecues and potlucks are wonderful ways to celebrate summer holidays, but don't invite foodborne illnesses.

Ashton Grigley to participate in "Walkable Communities" training program

May 25, 2016

Richland County Advocate Receives National Award from America Walks

Safe Water Week

May 12, 2016

Richland Public Health encourages the public to reduce risks this summer by embracing these steps aimed at preventing drowning and the spread of germs that cause recreational water illnesses.

New Immunization Required

May 10, 2016

Starting this fall, students entering the seventh and twelfth grades will also be required to receive the meningitis vaccine.

Click It or Ticket

May 9, 2016

From May 23 to June 5, 2016, local law enforcement personnel will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use.

Bike to Work Week

May 6, 2016

Bike to Work event expands to include an entire week of activities!

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month; Kickoff Event May 7

May 3, 2016

Warm weather means motorcycles are back on the roads and May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. There's also a kickoff awareness event on May 7 at Boomers Powersports.

Rabies Warning; Free Clinic on May 7

May 3, 2016

Richland Public Health is issuing a reminder for all pet owners to make sure their cats and dogs are vaccinated against rabies. There will be a free vaccine clinic on May 7.

Traffic Fatality Updates

May 2, 2016

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

Traffic Fatality Updates

April 1, 2016

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

Blood Pressure Cuffs at Libraries

March 30, 2016

Beginning April, 2016, Richland Public Health will launch a new opportunity for customers of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library and the Marvin Memorial Library in Shelby to check out electronic blood pressure monitoring kits.

Distracted Driving Awareness and Enforcement

March 30, 2016

April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month. In addition, during Distracted Driver Enforcement Week, cops will be cracking down on this dangerous habit.

Flu Cases Up

March 10, 2016

Richland Public Health has flu vaccine available to the public on a walk-in basis during regular business hours.

Traffic Fatality Update

March 2, 2016

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of February there were no traffic deaths in Richland County. There have been no traffic-related fatalities so far this year.

St. Patrick's Day DUI Awareness

March 2, 2016

Did you know that in 2014 there were 18 people killed in drunk-driving crashes on St. Paddy’s Day? This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

Final 2015 Birth and Death Statistics

February 24, 2016

Richland Public Health has posted the totals for causes of death in 2015 as well as the statistics for births in the county.

Pitch The Pack: Quit Smoking

February 23, 2016

Richland Public Health has started tobacco cessation classes called “Pitch the Pack.” The program is ongoing every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m.

Zika Virus

February 10, 2016

The Ohio Department of Health has announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the presence of the Zika (Zeek-ah) virus in two Ohio individuals who returned from Haiti.

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