Community Health & Prevention Sciences

The art and science of  community health needs

What Is Community Health & Prevention Sciences Division (CHPS)?

In the Community Health & Prevention Sciences Division (CHPS) we are committed to reducing the mortality and morbidity attributable to the leading preventable causes of illness, disability, and death – and to promoting community health – in Richland County.

CHPS is the art and science of studying and assessment of community health needs, organization and provision of comprehensive community health services and education and development of health care programs with the objectives of the promotion of health and the prevention of diseases.

Our Division is strategically positioning itself as a leader in prevention science and community health to address preventable causes of illness and death in the U.S as outlined in the country’s National Prevention Strategy.

Our staff is dedicated to the improvement of health and health care among diverse populations through research, learning, and community partnerships.                                                                                       

Julie Chaya

Julie Chaya

Director

Programs

We are engaged in research and community health activities across the lifespan from maternal-child health to long-term care.

Grants

Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is a grant-funded program.

Creating Healthy Communities

Making The Healthy Choice The Easy Choice! This video was produced by the Ohio Department of Health to highlight the Creating Healthy Communities program at Richland Public Health.

News and Media

This Division is responsible for news releases to the media and social networks, advertising for Richland Public Health, and maintaining the website. CHPS also has two trained and certified Public Information Officers (PIO) for communication in a health or public emergency.

Monthly Health Report

Contact Community Health & Prevention 

Our staff is dedicated to the improvement of health and health care among diverse populations through research, learning, and community partnerships.

Regular Hours
Monday – Thursday 8a – 4:30p
Friday 8a – 4p
Main Office
419-774-4761

555 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, OH 44907

Director
Julie Chaya
419-774-0806
Health Education and Communication Specialist

Reed Richmond
419-774-4726

Health Educator

Ellen Claiborne, CHC coordinator
419-774-3542

Clerical Specialist

Shannon Nelson
419-774-4761

Fax

419-774-0257