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Community Health Screenings
February 2, 2015
Lexington Depot, 67 E. Main St., 9 - 10 a.m....read more
Senior Health Screenings
February 2, 2015
Friendly House, 380 N. Mulberry St., 10 a.m. - Noon...read more
Senior Health Screenings
February 2, 2015
Lucas Village Offices, February 2 from 2 - 3 p.m....read more
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Super Bowl DUI

  |  January 22, 2015
If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.

Buckeyes Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

  |  January 7, 2015
If you plan on using alcohol at the Division I Football Championship parties on January 12, act responsibly by designating a sober driver before the big game begins.

Radon Action Month

  |  January 7, 2015
Take advantage of “National Radon Action Month” and test your homes for the presence of radon gas.

Safe Winter Walking

  |  January 7, 2015
Walking in winter weather can present some unique safety hazards. Here's some tips for "Walking in a Winter Wonderland."

Traffic Fatality Update

  |  January 5, 2015
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of December there were two traffic deaths in Richland County, bringing the 2014 total to twelve (12).

Avoid Hypothermia

  |  December 30, 2014
With cold weather expected throughout January, including evening temperatures in single digits, Richland Public Health is reminding Richland County residents to be aware of hypothermia (dangerously low body temperature).

Healthy Holiday Tips

  |  December 18, 2014
Richland Public Health says follow these 12 recommended tips for self-care this season.

Holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

  |  December 16, 2014
If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, Richland County Law Enforcement has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Free Hearing Clinic, December 8

  |  December 1, 2014
Free hearing screenings are for individuals 18 years and older and will be held December 8 at Richland Public Health. Appointments are necessary.

Holiday Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

  |  December 1, 2014
Keep your holidays happy and safe. When you have any alcohol, let someone sober do the driving. Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.

Traffic Fatality Update

  |  December 1, 2014
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of November there was one traffic death in Richland County. There have been ten (10) total traffic-related deaths this year in Richland County.

World AIDS Day

  |  November 26, 2014
World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.

Safe Toy Buying Guidelines

  |  November 20, 2014
Each year more than 3 billion toys and games are sold in the United States with 65 percent of these sales occurring between Thanksgiving and the day before Christmas. Here's some tips to make sure your toys are safe and age appropriate.

Holiday Flu Shots

  |  November 18, 2014
Richland Public Health has added two "last chance" walk-in flu clinics: Tuesday, November 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, December 3 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Winter Driving Safety Tips

  |  November 17, 2014
Richland Public Health and the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is providing tips for winter driving season.

Holiday Shopping Traffic Safety

  |  November 13, 2014
Ontario Police Chief Rodney Smith asks that drivers show patience with increased traffic as they start holiday shopping.

Buckle Up for Thanksgiving Travel

  |  November 11, 2014
For Thanksgiving travel, Buckle Up, America: Every Trip, Every Time. In 2012, more than 300 people were killed in crashes on Thanksgiving weekend.

4 Steps to Holiday Food Safety

  |  November 3, 2014
Richland Public Health wants everyone to remain healthy for the holidays. The Four Steps To Food Safety can help prevent foodborne illness in the home, especially with Holiday Meals in the coming months.

Traffic Fatality Update

  |  November 3, 2014
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of October there were no traffic deaths in Richland County. There have been nine (9) total traffic-related deaths this year in Richland County.

Ebola and Ohio

  |  November 2, 2014
Updates with links to more information from the Ohio Department of Health and Richland Public Health on Ebola preparedness plans.

Public Health Award

  |  October 23, 2014
Richland Public Health received an award from The Ohio State University for its role as part of a group effort in stopping the measles outbreak this summer.

Halloween Buzzed Driving

  |  October 22, 2014
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is reminding all drivers that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving because every Halloween there are still some people who think they can drive after drinking.

Halloween Safety

  |  October 17, 2014
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is releasing the following information to help inform families and keep kids out of the emergency room.

Teen Driver Safety Week

  |  October 11, 2014
Teen Driver Safety Week, October 19 – 25, aims to encourage the parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

Strategic Plan

  |  October 10, 2014
Richland Public Health recently completed their Strategic Plan for 2014-2017. You can read the document and then comment by filling out a survey.

Deer Vehicle Crashes

  |  October 6, 2014
Vehicular collisions with deer declined again in both Ohio and Richland County last year, but caution is still being urged. Such collisions caused seven deaths, 844 injuries and millions of dollars in property damage.

Fall Hike for Health

  |  October 5, 2014
Richland Public Health will be sponsoring the annual fall “Hike For Health,” Saturday, October 11, at Malabar Farm. The hikes through the woods to enjoy the beauty of Ohio’s fall colors at Malabar Farm will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Traffic Fatality Update

  |  October 3, 2014
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of September there were two traffic deaths in Richland County. There have been nine (9) total traffic-related deaths this year in Richland County.

Homecoming Driver Safety

  |  September 22, 2014
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition is asking for help from parents of teenagers as Homecoming events for local schools begin.

Respiratory Illness in Ohio

  |  September 12, 2014
Ohio hospitals are experiencing an increase in the number of patients with respiratory illnesses, especially children. This increase may be associated with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), which has been confirmed in other states.
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