Health Education Programs

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Third Grade Wellness Program

Health Education provides third grade students the skills and knowledge to enable them to make the health decisions best for them..

The LCHD offers a free, comprehensive year-long wellness program to approximately 1,400 third grade students, in 56 classrooms, in 10 school districts. The program covers all aspects of wellness including physical, social and emotional health. Half-hour classroom presentations are delivered once every two weeks.

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SASS for Breast Cancer Program

Screening and Survivor Support for Breast Cancer (SASS) educates Licking County on the importance of early detection as a key to breast cancer survival and provides those diagnosed with breast cancer the assistance to maintain and improve their quality of life.​

The program has two focuses: early screening and survivor support. SASS is Licking County’s first and only social service program dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer and to those affected by breast cancer. Since its founding in 2006, SASS has provided over 1,000 screening and diagnostic mammograms. SASS provides women with immediate mammograms. This decrease in wait time potentially results in early diagnosis, which can save a woman’s life. In addition to screening services, SASS provides information referrals and opportunities for social support if a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Car Seats

Child Car Safety Seats

The LCHD provides car seats each year for low income families without child safety seats. Parents are trained on proper installation and use of the seats and the seat is properly secured in the car by a trained car safety seat technician.

Referrals for this program usually come through the department's W.I.C. program and other agencies. Seats are provided though the Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program and donations from local organizations.

Donations from local organizations and individuals greatly enhance our ability to provide this needed service to low income families in Licking County. If you are interested in supporting this program call (740) 349-6535.

The health department also provides free car seat inspections for families who already have cars seats but would like a certified child passenger safety technician to assist with the installation. The health department provides car seat inspections by appointment only. Please call (740) 349-6535 and request the car seat program to schedule an appointment.

Car Seat Program Supporters:

The Licking County Foundation
The Energy Cooperative Round Up Foundation, Inc.
John Hinderer Honda
Ohio Buckles Buckeyes
Ohio Booster Seat Law
Car Seat Recommendations for Children


Health Fairs and Events

Health Educators present programs and promote healthy behaviors in schools, workplaces, health fairs and other settings.

Health Educators are available to give presentations to civic organizations, schools and workplaces. Topics include workplace wellness, traffic safety, tobacco prevention, physical activity, breast cancer services and general wellness. Call Health Education Supervisor, Ashley See at (740) 349-6514 for more information.




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Safe Communities Coalition

The Licking County Safe Communities Coalition is comprised of representatives from health, social, law enforcement, business, fire, emergency medical service and education organizations, and includes community leaders. Coalition meetings are held at noon on the third Wednesday of each month in the Unity Board Room of the Health Department, unless changed due to conflict. Please contact the Safe Communities Coordinator at or (740) 349-6497 if you are interested in joining the coalition. Funded through a grant from ODPS/NHTSA.


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Tobacco Use Reduction Programs

The LCHD Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation program aims to decrease tobacco use in Licking County by encouraging tobacco-free environments and promoting cessation efforts. LCHD representatives either lead, or participate in a variety of community coalitions working toward reducing the impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Licking County.

The Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program is working on the following initiatives:

  • Tobacco Community Cessation Initiative (CCI)
  • Tobacco Use Reduction Network (TURN)
  • Tobacco-Free Schools
  • Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing
  • Ask, Advise, Refer (2A’s + R)
  • Kickin' Ash Splash Pool Party (Held annually in July)
  • Tobacco Free Workplace Campus Initiatives
  • stand - a local program which calls on youth to take a stand against tobacco

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Wellness Coalition

The Licking County Wellness Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations concerned with improving the health and wellness of Licking County's residents. Newsletters are sent out monthly. Subscribe to our email list to receive a copy in your inbox along with wellness updates: Sign up to receive We're Active Licking County Wellness Program email updates. Search for healthy activities and facilities in Licking County.

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