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....
Dr. Julie Chaya Webinar

Dr. Julie Chaya Webinar

Dr. Julie Chaya, Director of Community Health and Prevention Sciences at Richland Public Health is hosting a national webinar through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The webinar Promoting Public Health through the Public Library will take place...
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...
Are Mansfielders Lazy? Hey, wait a minute!

Are Mansfielders Lazy? Hey, wait a minute!

You may have run across this story in the Mansfield News Journal by reporter Zach Tuggle: https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/06/08/mansfielders-lazy-study-says-yes/1303072001/ ztuggle@gannett.com, 419-564-3508, Twitter @zachtuggle In short, adults...
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,...
Stop Mosquitoes and Ticks

Stop Mosquitoes and Ticks

Spring rains combined with warm weather make conditions favorable for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes can breed in any standing water if it lasts at least seven days. “Our main focus is to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease,” Joe Harrod, Director of Environmental...
Bike and Motorcycle Month

Bike and Motorcycle Month

As the weather warms up so does the urge to get back outside and hit the road (or trail) on a bicycle or a motorcycle. That’s why May is a National event for both modes of transportation. May is National Bike Month as well as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month....
Rabies Warning

Rabies Warning

Pet Owners Urged to Have Animals Vaccinated; Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic on May 11 Warmer weather means more outdoor activities and that increases the risk of contact with an animal infected with the rabies virus. Incidences of rabies exposure usually start in April...
National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week

Richland County, OH — National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance highlighting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities...
100 Years of Public Health

100 Years of Public Health

100 Years Later: How the Past Made Public Health Matter The week of April 1-7, 2019, is National Public Health Week and Richland Public Health along with other local health departments throughout Ohio are using the week to recognize 100 years of public health. 2019...