Four Steps to Food Safety for Holiday Meals

Four Steps to Food Safety for Holiday Meals

Richland Public Health wants everyone to remain healthy for the holidays. Foodborne illness, often called food poisoning, is a common, costly—yet preventable—public health problem. Each year, about 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick from foodborne...
Walk-in Flu Shots

Walk-in Flu Shots

Richland Public Health  recommends everyone age 6 months and older get an influenza (“flu”) vaccine. This recommendation follows Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Richland Public Health flu vaccines will be available by walk-in (no...
Prescription Drug Take Back Day October 27

Prescription Drug Take Back Day October 27

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and more than 4,200 national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners will hold another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 27. Americans can take their pills (no liquids or needles) to one...
Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

Nationally, more than 44 million children will be out trick-or-treating over the Halloween dates stretching from October 21 through October 31. Richland Public Health is sharing the following information about Halloween safety to help adults keep kids out of the...
Fall Means Watch for Deer

Fall Means Watch for Deer

Ohio drivers beware. Your risk of colliding with deer may be on the rise, according to officials at the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) and the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). The increased risk is partly due to the rise in reported deer-vehicle (D-V)...