Holiday Food Safety

Holiday Food Safety

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...
RPH Awarded Drug Free Communities Grant

RPH Awarded Drug Free Communities Grant

Mansfield, OH — Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced 150 new grants for its Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.  The DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local...

Project DAWN Class Nov. 15

Richland Public Health is hosting a Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) training and distribution class on November 15. Through the Project DAWN program, Richland Public Health is able to educate, train and distribute Project DAWN kits to concerned individuals...

Clinic 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 are available by appointment and walk-in at...

Tremmel to retire

After 6 years as Health Commissioner of Richland Public Health, Martin Tremmel has announced his retirement at the end of January 2020. Throughout his tenure, Tremmel has lead Richland Public Health through a period of growth and transformation. One of the brightest...

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Washington, D.C. — 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 on Saturday, October 26. Americans can take their pills (no...
Ohio Tobacco 21 Law Starts

Ohio Tobacco 21 Law Starts

OHIO’S TOBACCO 21 LAW TAKE EFFECT OCTOBER 17, 2019 Richland County, OH — Ohio’s new “Tobacco 21” law takes effect today, raising the age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco products and alternative nicotine products such as e-cigarettes and vaping products from 18...
Safe Trick or Treat Halloween Tips

Safe Trick or Treat Halloween 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...
Children’s Environmental Health Day

Children’s Environmental Health Day

OCTOBER 10 IS CHILDREN’S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY October 10 is National Children’s Environmental Health Day, a day to bring awareness to making sure all children live and play in the healthiest environment possible. Today’s children face an epidemic of illnesses and...