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4/25/2017 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department’s Safe Communities Coalition reminds teenagers to be safe this Prom and Graduation season by planning ahead and making good choices. Prom and Graduation are milestones in a young person’s life but can also be a very dangerous time for teens. Sometimes the fun and celebratory activities during these times can lead teens to make unwise choices. The coalition encourages parents to talk to their teens about making good choices during Prom and Graduation season. More...
April showers bring May flowers! After a long winter, it finally feels like spring is here. It’s time to clean off your bikes and bust out those walking shoes! Be sure to check out the Licking Park District webpage for a list of trail maps you can take advantage of in Licking County. Spring also means we are on the brink of all kinds of fruits and vegetables being in-season. While April in Ohio is a little early for anything other than asparagus or rhubarb, it won’t be long before May and June bring fresh greens, kale, cabbage, berries, radishes and more. Eating produce in-season is important because that is when it has the best taste, nutrition, and price. In-season produce grows well on its own and does not need as much human intervention. This makes it less expensive and better for you. For a full list of seasonal fruits and vegetables by month, visit our Ohio’s Seasonal Calendar. Enjoy spring! More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/18/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is joining the Ohio Department of Health to encourage residents to take simple steps to ensure their home is a lead-safe and healthy home during Lead Awareness Month. Lead Awareness Month is part of the Ohio Healthy Homes campaign to promote healthy homes for all Ohioans. Lead is a serious public health threat in Ohio. Licking County has seven high-risk areas for lead poisoning, in which at least 12 percent of children are predicted to have blood lead levels of 5 μg/dL or greater. Lead can damage nearly every system in the human body, and has harmful effects on both adults and children. The good news is that lead poisoning is preventable. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/14/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – Join the Licking County Health Department (LCHD) for our annual Breastfeeding and Women’s Health Fair event on Thursday, May 4, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church located at 595 Goosepond Road in Newark. Admission is free. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/12/2017 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department’s Safe Communities Coalition reported seven traffic fatalities during the first quarter of 2017, January 1 to March 31, in the county. Of the seven fatal crashes, three were not wearing a seatbelt, one involved unsafe speed, and three were due to a failure to yield. During the same time frame in 2016, there were four reported fatal crashes. More...
LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – April 22, 2017 (10AM-2PM) FREE anonymous disposal of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription or over-the-counter medications.. More...
4/07/2017 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) supports the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s (OSHP) distracted driving campaign titled, “U Drive, U Text, U Pay.” Now through April 10, OSHP will be out in force looking for distracted drivers as part of a high-visibility effort to enforce distracted-driving laws. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/05/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is offering an opioid overdose prevention training session and naloxone (narcan) kit distribution event on Wednesday, April 12, at the COTC - Pataskala Campus, 8660 E. Broad Street, Reynoldsburg, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to all community members. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/04/2017 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – Join the Licking County Health Department (LCHD) in recognizing National Public Health Week, April 3 through April 7. This week recognizes how the local public health system strives to improve the health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities across the U.S. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/31/2017 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition is accepting members who are interested in reducing deaths due to prescription drug overuse, misuse, abuse and overdose in Licking County. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/29/2017 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – See what's happening at LCHD in April! More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/21/2017 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is partnering with the Licking County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to conduct a training exercise on Saturday, March 25, at the Domestic Relations (DR) Court, located at 75 E. Main Street in Newark, from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/20/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – March is the start to many things, warmer weather, flowers starting to bloom, spring cleaning, and National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/15/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County stand team, coordinated by the Licking County Health Department, recognizes today as National Kick Butts Day – a day for youth to stand up and speak out against tobacco. The Licking County stand team is a youth-led tobacco prevention group and recently organized multiple campaigns to educate their peers on the dangers of tobacco use. More...
Join the Licking County Health Department's Wellness Coalition for our Worksite Wellness Workshop on Friday, April 7, 2017. The event welcomes human resources administrators, worksite wellness coordinators and wellness committee members to learn ways to jump start a wellness initiative or improve an existing wellness program. The workshop allows time to network and learn from other Licking County businesses as well as time to complete the application for the NEW Licking County Worksite Wellness Award. More...
Presenting the Spring SASS Newsletter! Join us tomorrow at our Think Pink & Wine event. Also, schedule with our Mobile Mammography Unit in Utica on March 29. And more! Need a sober ride home on St. Paddy’s Day? LCHD is partnering with Matesich Distributing to host a Designated Driver Event and provide free cab rides home (within Newark city limits) this Friday, March 17, after 5 p.m. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/13/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reminds you that this St. Patrick’s Day: Plan Before You Party! Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Need a sober ride home on St. Paddy’s Day? LCHD is partnering with Matesich Distributing to host a Designated Driver Event and provide free cab rides home (within Newark city limits) this Friday, March 17, after 5 p.m. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/08/2017 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) reminds Licking County residents that access to safe drinking water is a fundamental public health need to prevent water-borne disease and illness. This week is National Groundwater Awareness Week. Spring is a great time to chlorinate your water well or have your well tested to see if harmful bacteria are present. “Maintain your well, find problems early, and correct them to protect the safety of your drinking water and your well’s performance,” says Licking County Health Commissioner, Joe Ebel. “Annually testing your water for bacteria and nitrates, and an inspection by a registered private water system contractor will help keep your well producing safe drinking water for decades.” More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/07/2017 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO –The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Wellness Coalition is accepting new members who are interested in creating a healthier Licking County. The Wellness Coalition’s mission is to increase the health and wellness of county residents through encouragement and promotion of healthy lifestyles. Being a member of the Wellness Coalition is a proactive way to promote health and wellness in Licking County and to stay involved within the community. Businesses may send a representative to participate, or unaffiliated members of the community may join. Retired, or senior members of the community are encouraged, as well as college students. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/03/2017 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department and Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) invite you to visit our Women's Health Pavilion (booth #719) at the 10TV Commit To Be Fit Expo at the Ohio Expo Center (717 E 17th Ave, Columbus) on March 11 and 12. Ohio Health is partnering with BCCP to offer a Mobile Mammography Unit at the Expo on Saturday, March 11. Call BCCP at (866) 418-4963 to schedule an appointment. The Screening and Survivor Support (SASS) for Breast Cancer program through the Licking County Health Department and Susan G. Komen Columbus wants you to know that early detection is the best defense against breast cancer. The James Mobile Mammography Unit is coming to Velvet Ice Cream in Utica (11324 Mt Vernon Rd.) on Wednesday, March 29. Call SASS at (740) 349-6535, option 5, to schedule. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/28/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – See what's happening at LCHD in March! More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/23/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The LCHD Wellness Coalition presents the 2017 Worksite Wellness Workshop on April 7. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/21/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department’s Screening and Survivor Support (SASS) invite women to attend our “Think Pink and Wine” event on Wednesday, March 15, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Buckeye Winery in downtown Newark. The Ladies Night Out event will provide information and education about breast cancer screenings and prevention tips, as well as free pizza, trivia, and fellowship. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/16/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – February is American Heart Month! Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States with 2,200 deaths per day related to heart disease and stroke according to the CDC. Risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and high LDL cholesterol contribute heavily to heart disease. Prevention starts with you. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/16/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is offering an opioid overdose prevention training session and naloxone (narcan) kit distribution event on Wednesday, March 8, at The Look Up Center, 50 O’Bannon Ave., in Newark, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to all community members. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/14/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) recently published their 2016 Annual Report. Licking County Health Commissioner, Joe Ebel, said, "It is important to acknowledge the accomplishments of our staff and health department in 2016. LCHD continues to provide essential public health services to our residents and contribute to building a healthier Licking County and Ohio." More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/01/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – Football fans across the country will celebrate America’s most watched national sporting event, Super Bowl LI, this Sunday. For many, the celebration will include drinking alcohol. More...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/23/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) has been awarded the 2017-2019 Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention (PDOP) grant from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The award, which is $60,000 for the first year, will be used in the community to reduce the number of prescription drug overdose fatalities in Licking County. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/18/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Board of Health has named the Canal Market District in Newark as the 2016 Public Health Guardian Award recipient. The award recognizes an individual, agency or program that has made a significant contribution to the promotion and protection of public health in Licking County. More...
LCHD's Safe Communities Coalition wants to remind divers to focus on driving. More...
The Licking County Health Department has completed a Community Health Assessment (CHA) to provide a description of the current health status of Licking County. More...
Find out what's happening at LCHD in January... More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/03/17 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) reminds Licking County residents to test their homes for radon – it’s easy, inexpensive and could prevent you and your family from the dangerous health risks associated with high levels of radon. Licking County has historically had the highest radon levels in Ohio. Tests performed by Licking County homeowners indicated nearly three out of four homes have radon levels above the recommended action level. More...
12/21/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – This holiday season, Licking County Health Department’s Safe Communities Coalition is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to urge you to designate a sober driver before you start drinking. If you plan on drinking at all, plan not to drive. More...
12/19/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – Happy Holidays! Learn how to bake lighter versions of your favorite treats.. and more! More...
12/15/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) aims to reduce the number of infant deaths in Licking County and offers programs to babies and their mothers to keep them healthy and safe. All county residents may take advantage of LCHD’s Baby and Me Tobacco-Free Program, Newborn Home Visiting Program, Infant Safe Sleep Program, Cribs for Kids Program to obtain free Pack ‘N Plays, breastfeeding support, Car Seat Program, immunizations, and Early Head Start Program. Community members may also be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program and At Risk Pregnancy Consultations. More...
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Register here for our ServSafe Food Safety Course in January. More...
11/30/16 Find out what's happening in December at the Licking County Health Department! More...
11/23/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – Happy Thanksgiving! Learn how to manage overeating during the holidays.. and more! More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/22/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/22/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department’s Safe Communities Coalition is joining a national effort to send Thanksgiving travelers an important lifesaving reminder, “Buckle Up – Every Trip. Every Time.” More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/10/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. About 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes; that is about 1 in every 5 adults! The Licking County Health Department along with the American Cancer Society promotes “The Great American Smokeout” on November 17 by encouraging smokers to plan to quit or quit smoking on that day. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/08/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) was recently alerted of a nationwide product recall from Teleflex Medical on their naloxone (narcan) kits with MAD nasal atomizers. LCHD is asking individuals currently in possession of naloxone kits to immediately check the lot numbers to identify recalled devices. The MAD nasal atomizer dispenses naloxone into patients’ nose during an opioid overdose. The recall does not impact the medication itself, but rather a part of the device used to administer the drug. More...
11/01/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is offering an opioid overdose prevention training session and naloxone (narcan) kit distribution event on Tuesday, November 15, at the Newark Public Library, 101 West Main Street, Newark, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to all community members. More...
10/28/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department will be conducting household sewage treatment system inspections on Helen Drive and Christy Lee Drive in Pataskala during the week of November 7, 2016. If necessary, inspections may continue into the following week of November 14. More...
10/27/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – This Halloween, the Licking County Safe Communities Coalition in partnership with the Licking County Health Department is reminding Halloween partiers that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If your Halloween party involves alcohol, be sure to plan a way home without driving yourself. More...
10/26/16 Find out what's happening in November at the Licking County Health Department! More...
10/21/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – It's fall, y'all! Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.. and more! More...
10/20/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reported two fatal crashes in Licking County during the third quarter of 2016, July 1 to September 30. More...
10/18/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department and Licking County Safe Communities Coalition, through support from State Farm®, recently challenged local high school students to create a public service announcement (PSA) billboard to educate their peers about teen driver safety. The winner is announced as Steven Chiacchira from Newark High School. More...
10/17/2016 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – One in eight women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. Licking County’s Screening and Survivor Support (SASS) for Breast Cancer program is celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by encouraging residents to wear pink on Friday, October 21. Doing more than wear pink, the Licking County Health Department (LCHD) encourages women to talk to their doctor about age appropriate screening recommendations and risk factors for breast cancer. More...
10/06/2016 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) recently was awarded a $50,000 grant towards traffic safety education and awareness in 2017. The grant is being funded by the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS). More...
10/04/2016 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – See the Fall edition of the SASS Newsletter. More...
10/03/2016 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – See the clinic and event schedule at LCHD for the month of October. More...
09/28/2016 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) was honored to receive a $3,426.30 donation from the local service group Women In Service Everyday (WISE). The funds were raised as a result of their August 13 Duck Race fundraising event. WISE members Jenny Morehead and Vicki Miller presented the donation to Licking County Health Commissioner, Joe Ebel, during this month’s Board of Health meeting on September 20. More...
09/27/2016 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – On Saturday, September 10, 2016, over 320 volunteers participated in the 22nd annual Licking County River Round Up event to clean up trash, metal, tires and recyclables from waterways throughout the county. Nearly 26 miles of waterways were successfully cleaned with volunteers collecting a total of 4,790 pounds of trash and 4,220 pounds of recyclables. More...
09/22/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is offering the flu vaccine to both children and adults in Licking County. All children beginning at six months of age and all adults should receive a yearly flu vaccination. More...
09/23/2016 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department will be conducting mosquito spraying in the following locations September 26 through September 30: September 26 – Vicinity of Daisy Drive, Etna Township | September 27 – Tamarack Road, Newark | September 27 – Vicinity of Water Rd., Newark | September 27 – Vicinity of Forry Street, Newark | September 29 – Village of Kirkersville | September 29 – Pataskala Mobile Home Park | September 29 – Buckeye Lake KOA Campground | More...
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The Licking County Health Department and Licking County Safe Communities Coalition, through support from State Farm®, is challenging high school students to create a public service announcement (PSA) billboard to educate their peers about teen driver safety. The winning design will be displayed on a local billboard and the creator will be awarded $500. More...
09/16/15 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department will be conducting mosquito spraying in the following locations September 19 through September 23: September 20 – Tamarack Road, Newark | September 22 – Kirkersville | September 22 – Harbor Hills (Buckeye Lake) | September 22 – Buckeye Lake KOA Campground | More...
09/09/15 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department will be conducting mosquito spraying in the following locations September 12 through September 16: Tuesday, September 13 – Vicinity of Buckeye Ave., Newark | Tuesday, September 13 – Vicinity of 500 Block of East Main St., Newark | Tuesday, September 13 – Tamarack Road, Newark | Thursday, September 15 – Pataskala Mobile Home Park | Thursday, September 15: Village of Kirkersville | Thursday, September 15: Buckeye Lake KOA Campground | More...
09/06/15 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – Connect, communicate and care is the 2016 theme of World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on September 10. The support of family and friends is crucial to people who may be at risk for suicide or who may have already lost someone they love to suicide. More...
09/06/15 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department will be conducting mosquito spraying in the following locations September 5 through September 9: Tuesday, September 6: Park Trails neighborhood, Newark | Tuesday, September 6: Tamarack Road, Newark | Thursday, September 8: Harbor Hills near Buckeye Lake | Thursday, September 8: Village of Kirkersville | Thursday, September 8: Buckeye Lake KOA Campground | More...
08/30/15 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department's scheduled clinics and events for September. More...
08/29/15 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – The Licking County Health Department’s SASS (Screening and Survivor Support) for Breast Cancer program is hosting the 9th Annual Pink Strides 5k Trail Run and 1-mile Wellness Walk on Saturday, September 17, at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville beginning at 9 a.m. The event precedes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Proceeds provide breast cancer prevention services to qualifying women in Licking County and offers wellness programming for Licking County residents through the Licking County Wellness Coalition.  More...
LCHD will be conducting mosquito spraying in the following locations August 29 through September 2: August 29 – Belt Sports Complex, Johnstown | August 29 – Bike Path, Johnstown | August 29 – Concord East and Concord West, Johnstown | August 29 – Flint Ridge Park, Heath | August 30 – Tamarack Road, Newark | August 30 – In the vicinity of Jefferson Rd., Newark | August 30 – Southern portion of the Village of Granville | August 31 – City of Pataskala | September 1 – Pataskala Mobile Home Park | September 1 – Village of Kirkersville | September 1 – Buckeye Lake KOA Campground | All spraying will be conducted after dusk. This schedule is subject to change.  More...
Children are returning to school and summer break is wrapping up. As you and your family finish up those final summer activities and back-to-school shopping, make sure you are up-to-date on immunizations. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Immunizations, or vaccinations, help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults and children should get their shots.  More...
LCHD will be conducting mosquito spraying in the following locations August 22 through August 26: August 22 – Harrison Township | August 23 – Tamarack Road, Newark | August 23 – In the vicinity of E. Channel St., Newark | August 23 – Granville Mill, Granville | August 24 – City of Pataskala | August 25 – Village of Kirkersville | August 25 – Harbor Hills (near Buckeye Lake) | August 25 – Buckeye Lake KOA Campground | All spraying will be conducted after dusk. This schedule is subject to change.  More...
LCHD will be conducting mosquito spraying in the following locations August 8 through August 12: August 9 – In the vicinity of Briarwood Drive, Granville August 9 – Tamarack Road, Newark August 9 – In the vicinity of John Clem Elementary, Newark August 9 – In the vicinity of the 500 block of E. Main Street, Newark August 10 – Etna Township August 11 – Harbor Hills (near Buckeye Lake) August 11 – Village of Kirkersville August 11 – Buckeye Lake KOA Campground All spraying will be conducted after dusk. This schedule is subject to change.  More...
Report includes a summary of LCHD activities for the first half of 2016. More...
The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is honored to be the future recipient of funds raised by an upcoming Duck Race event hosted by the local service group Women In Service Everyday (WISE). The event will take place on Saturday, August 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Heath City Pool. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit LCHD’s Child Passenger Safety Program and the 3rd Grade Partners in Wellness Program. More...
08/03/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month (BAM) in Ohio with August 1 through 7 being World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding plays a key role in preventing disease for both mothers and infants. This year’s BAM theme in Ohio is Breastfeeding Protects: Mom, Baby, and Earth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports Ohio’s 2014 breastfeeding initiation rate of 70.1% ranks 43 in the nation. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and continued breastfeeding with the addition of appropriate solid food for the first year and beyond. More...
The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) has identified the first West Nile Virus (WNV) infected mosquitoes of 2016 in a trap set in the 500 block of East Main Street in Newark. The trap was set on July 19, 2016, and LCHD became aware of the results from the Ohio Department of Health Laboratory today. The area was sprayed for mosquitoes on July 26, 2016 as part of LCHD’s mosquito control program. Any further reporting’s of WNV-positive mosquito traps, by location, will be made available on the “data page” of our website – www.lickingcohealth.org. More...
The Licking County Health Department will be conducting mosquito spraying in the following locations August 1 through August 5: August 2 – Tamarack Road, Newark | August 3 – Village of St. Louisville | August 3 – Hartford Fairgrounds (rain date: 8/4) | August 4 – Pataskala Mobile Home Park | August 4 – Village of Kirkersville | August 4 – Buckeye Lake KOA Campground | More...
Learn the value of a walk audit, who should be involved, and resources available. More...
See upcoming clinic and event information at the Licking County Health Department. More...
The Licking County Health Department will be conducting mosquito spraying in the following locations July 25 through July 29: July 26, in the vicinity of Tamarack Road, Newark | July 26, in the vicinity of Carson Elementary School, Newark | July 26, in the vicinity of Buckeye Avenue, Newark | July 26, in the vicinity of E. Channel St., Newark | July 26, Hanover Township | July 26, Village of Alexandria | July 26, Camp O'Bannon Outpost | July 27, City of Pataskala | July 28, Harbor Hills (near Buckeye Lake) | July 28, Village of Kirkersville | July 28, Buckeye Lake KOA Campground | More...
The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) urges parents to protect their children against vaccine-preventable diseases through immunization. August is the best time to have a child immunized before heading back-to-school. Please note the new meningococcal vaccination requirement for 7th and 12th graders listed below. More...
According to the 2015 Licking County Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System,* 70 percent of Licking County residents are considered either overweight or obese. The survey also indicates 13 percent of residents have diagnosed diabetes. The Licking County Wellness Coalition is working to lower the rate of overweight and obese residents. More...
The LCHD will be conducting mosquito spraying in the following locations June 20 through June 24: · June 21, in the vicinity of Tamarack Road, Newark · June 21, in the vicinity of E. Channel Street, Newark · June 21, in the vicinity of Buckeye Avenue, Newark · June 21, in the vicinity of Jefferson Avenue, Newark · June 21, Camp O’Bannon Outpost · June 22, Etna Township · June 22, Village of St. Louisville · June 23, Buckeye Lake KOA Campground · June 23, Village of Kirkersville More...
The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is partnering with Safe Kids Ohio and the Indian Mound Mall to provide a free Car Seat Check event on Wednesday, July 27 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Join LCHD in our goal to ensure children in the county are safe while riding in a vehicle. More...
July 12, in the vicinity of Tamarack Road, Newark •July 13, Granville Township and Village of Granville •July 14, Village of Kirkersville •July 14, Buckeye Lake KOA Campground •July 14, Harbor Hills (near Buckeye Lake). More...
In This Newsletter: Wellness Coalition Schedule; Upcoming Events; The Newark Think Tank on Poverty Endorses NARI; World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7, 2016; Licking County Health Department Walking Path; Save the Date - School Walking Audits; Licking Park District Upcoming Programs; About the Licking County Wellness Coalition More...
Every year Americans head out on our nation’s highways to celebrate the Fourth of July at picnics, parties, parades and more. For many, the celebrating includes drinking alcohol. The celebrations become dangerous when the celebrations lead to drunk driving on one of the most heavily traveled holidays of the year. More...
The Licking County Health Department presents its 12th annual Kickin’ Ash Splash Pool Party on Saturday, July 16, 2016. The event will take place at the Heath City Water Park located at 1287 Hebron Rd., in Heath and begins at 5:30 p.m. This family-friendly event encourages active and healthy lifestyles free from tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. More...
06/15/2016 - Ohio Healthy Program Designation Training
06/10/2016 - You're Invited! LCHD Walking Path Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
06/10/2016 - Mosquito Spraying Schedule: June 13 - June 17
06/08/2016 - June Wellness Newsletter
06/03/2016 - Mosquito Spraying Schedule: June 6 - June 10
06/03/2016 - Realtors Continuing Education Radon Class - Postponed
06/02/2016 - SASS Newsletter - Summer 2016 Edition
06/01/2016 - Mosquito Spraying Schedule: June 1 - June 3
05/25/2016 - Licking County Health Department Begins Drug Overdose Prevention Program
05/24/2016 - Mosquito Spraying Schedule: May 24 – May 27
05/18/2016 - Hit the Trails on June 4!
05/17/2016 - Safe Communities Coalition Participates in National Campaign to Save Lives Through Increased Seat Belt Use
05/17/2016 - Mobile Mammography Unit coming to Pataskala on June 24
05/16/2016 - Mobile Mammography Unit coming to Johnstown
05/09/2016 - May Wellness Newsletter
05/06/2016 - Breastfeeding and Women's Health Fair
05/05/2016 - May Clinic and Event Schedule
05/03/2016 - Change Gears Bike Ride Event - June 4, 2016
05/03/2016 - Give the best Mothers Day Gift
04/25/2016 - Prom and Graduation Season: Don’t Let the Celebrations Put Your Future at Risk
04/22/2016 - Second Lead Clinic Scheduled in Granville
04/18/2016 - SASS Continues to Fight Breast Cancer in Licking County
04/18/2016 - Four Fatal Crashes in Licking County last quarter
04/18/2016 - Licking County has one of the highest rates of Gonorrhea in central Ohio
04/15/2016 - Safe Communities Coalition April Newsletter
04/12/2016 - It's Never Too Late to Protect Your Bay From Infectious Diseases
04/12/2016 - April Wellness Newsletter
04/04/2016 - Grant Awarded to help reduce Licking County's Infant Mortality Rate
04/04/2016 - National Public Health Week
03/29/2016 - Hebron Collision Center Shows What Can Happen if You Drive Distracted
03/28/2016 - Initiatives Help Create a “Culture of Health” at Local Worksites
03/17/2016 - Assistant Prosecutor named 2015 Public Health Guardian Award Winner
03/16/2016 - Be the Lucky One this St. Patrick's Day. Buzzed or Drunk, you should not drive.
03/15/2016 - Youth Help “Kick Butts” in Licking County
03/10/2016 - March Wellness Newsletter
03/09/2016 - Grant Awarded for Children’s Wellness Education
03/08/2016 - The 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.
03/01/2016 - SASS Newsletter
03/01/2016 - Food Safety Classes Scheduled for April
02/29/2016 - 2015 Annual Report
02/26/2016 - March Clinic and Event Schedule
02/25/2016 - Sugar Wars: why dental health is important for young children
02/18/2016 - According to Safe Kids Worldwide Nearly 73% of Car Seats Are Installed Incorrectly
02/12/2016 - February Wellness Newsletter
02/02/2016 - What is the game plan for Super Bowl 50: are you drinking or driving?
02/02/2016 - February Clinic and Event Schedule
01/27/2016 - Health Department receives $2,000 from Delta Dental Foundation to improve oral health in the county
01/26/2016 - Make a PACT to prevent birth defects
01/25/2016 - Safe Communities Quarterly Newsletter
01/25/2016 - Licking County awards $17,500 to local breast cancer patients
01/21/2016 - Dental sealants for grade-schoolers made possible in part by the Coshocton Foundation
01/21/2016 - If cervical cancer is found early it is highly treatable
01/15/2016 - 7 fatal crashed in Licking County last quarter
01/13/2016 - January Wellness Newsletter
01/12/2016 - 5 local doctors recognized for immunization rates of children
01/07/2016 - Tai Chi Train-the-Trainer Workshop
01/07/2016 - Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless, tasteless gas