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Just Walk Richland Kicks Off June 3 and 4

May 20, 2016

Jonathon Stall, founder of Walk2Connect movement, will have a talk on June 3 and then lead a walk and train Walk Leaders on June 4.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

American Heart Month

February 5, 2016

Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation’s No. 1 killer.

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.

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