Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Week

Every day in America, millions of parents and caregivers travel with children in their vehicles. While some children are buckled in properly in the correct car seats for their ages and sizes – most are not, if they are buckled up at all. According to the U.S....
School Zone & Bus Safety

School Zone & Bus Safety

Watch Your Speed; Know What To Do Around Buses Richland Public Health is issuing a reminder for drivers to be cautious driving in school zones and around school buses. Some schools in Richland County have already returned to session and almost all will have begun by...
Immunization Awareness

Immunization Awareness

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month! Is Your Family Up to Date on Vaccines? August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to...
Measles Detected in Ohio

Measles Detected in Ohio

FROM THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, Columbus, July 12, 2019 Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH has confirmed the state’s first measles case of 2019. The young adult from Stark County recently traveled to a state with confirmed measles cases....
Heat Safety

Heat Safety

After a week filled with rain, temperatures for the next several weeks are going to be higher. Richland Public Health urges residents to use extra care to avoid heat-related illness (known as hyperthermia). People suffer heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and...
Summer Safety Tips

Summer Safety Tips

Richland Public Health wants Richland County residents to have a fun and productive summer while keeping safety among your summer planning. Among those summer safety and health issues are: the heat index, humidity and heat safety including the dangers of hyperthermia,...