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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.

Winter Hike for Health

February 7, 2016

Richland Public Health’s “Winter Hike for Health” has expanded to include three hiking trail locations. The annual event will be held Saturday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pitch The Pack: Quit Smoking

February 6, 2016

Richland Public Health is starting tobacco cessation classes called “Pitch the Pack.” The program starts on Wednesday, February 17 and is from 5 to 6 p.m.

Naloxone from Richland Public Health

February 5, 2016

Richland Public Health has been approved to be a distributer of the life-saving drug Naloxone to first responders.

Super Bowl 50 DUI Awareness

February 1, 2016

Being a sober, designated driver is a key role on Super Bowl Sunday. You might just save a life.

Traffic Fatality Update

February 1, 2016

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

Hypothermia and Extreme Cold Weather

January 19, 2016

With cold weather expected throughout the next few days, including evening temperatures in single digits, Richland Public Health is reminding residents to be aware of hypothermia (dangerously low body temperature).

Fresh Food Handling Workshop: FREE

January 15, 2016

A FREE workshop, Bringing Fresh Foods to Market and Table, will be held at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, on January 29 from 9:00 am to noon, in the Corley Room.

Winter Driving Safety Tips

January 4, 2016

Richland Public Health and the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is reminding all county residents to get ready for winter driving season.

Traffic Fatality Update

January 4, 2016

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of December there were no traffic deaths in Richland County. There were seventeen (17) total traffic-related deaths for 2015 in Richland County.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

December 31, 2015

January is Cervical Health Month. The Region 5 Breast and Cervical Health Screening Project (BCCP) and Richland Public Health urge women to have their annual cervical cancer screening.

Radon Action Month

December 31, 2015

During National Radon Action Month Richland Public Health has vouchers for FREE radon test kits available for Richland County residents through our Environmental Health Division.

Food Fees Reduced

December 23, 2015

The Board of Health for Richland Public Health voted in their Monday meeting to decrease food service and food establishment fees by 12% for 2016.

Healthy Holiday Tips

December 21, 2015

Follow these 12 recommended tips for self-care this season. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy and ready to enjoy the holidays.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over for the Holiday

December 9, 2015

If you are celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, Richland County Law Enforcement has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Traffic Fatality Update

December 1, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of November there was one traffic death in Richland County. There have been 17 total traffic-related deaths this year in Richland County.

Dec. 10 Hearing & Flu Clinic

November 30, 2015

Richland Public Health will have a free hearing screening (9 am - 1:30 pm) and a walk-in flu clinic (3 - 6 pm) on December 10.

Don't Wreck the Holidays

November 27, 2015

Even if you only have a little bit to drink and think you�re �okay to drive,� you could still be over the legal limit, because Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.

Safe Toy Buying

November 20, 2015

Although toys are fun and educational they can be dangerous. Poorly designed and constructed toys, or toys that are inappropriate for your child’s level of development can cause serious injury, and in some cases, death.

Safe Driving While Holiday Shopping

November 20, 2015

As the traditional holiday shopping season kicks off, that means increased traffic in the Ontario shopping areas on Lexington-Springmill Road extending from Park Avenue West to Walker Lake Road.

Buckle Up for Thanksgiving Travel

November 13, 2015

Richland Public Health and the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition are joining in a national effort to reach out to all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up.

Holiday Food Safety

November 11, 2015

Here’s a quick reminder about the importance of food safety, especially with Holiday Meals in the coming months.

Traffic Fatality Update

November 2, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of October there were three traffic deaths in Richland County. There have been 16 total traffic-related deaths this year in Richland County.

Walk-in Flu Clinic, Nov. 9

November 2, 2015

Richland Public Health has added a flu shot clinic on November 9 from 2 - 6 p.m. This is a walk-in flu clinic and no appointments are needed.

Tick Still Ticking in Richland County

October 28, 2015

Richland Public Health is issuing a reminder that if you head outdoors, especially if you are a hiker or hunter, it is important to remember to take preventive measures against ticks.

Richland Public Health Receives $42,000.00 for Traffic Safety Grant

October 28, 2015

Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) awarded $42,000.00 in federal traffic safety funding to Richland Public Health for federal fiscal year 2016.

Halloween Hazards and Safe Driving in October

October 19, 2015

Richland Public Health and the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is releasing the following information to help inform families and keep kids out of the emergency room.

Free Forum on Infant Mortality, October 21

October 2, 2015

Richland Public Health and SID Network of Ohio, along with other county agencies, are holding a free Community Forum on Infant Mortality on October 21.

Traffic Fatalities Update

October 1, 2015

The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of September there were three traffic fatalities in Richland County. There have been 13 total traffic-related deaths this year in Richland County.

Fall Hike for Health

September 29, 2015

Richland Public Health’s annual Fall Hike for Health on Saturday, October 17 from 9 am to 2 pm, is expanding to include a second location.

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