Community Health & Education
The Health Education Program keeps the community informed of important health issues and available services, to provide educational programs as needed, to develop promotional materials, and to distribute information. The Health Educator for the Health District offers a variety of health education presentations to the public and is also available to participate in community and business fairs.
Examples of presentation topics are hand washing, dental health, proper hygiene, pandemic flu preparedness, and a general health presentation on the services provided by the health department.
For more information please call 513-695-2475
Wash Your Hands - It Keeps the Germs Away!
Car Seat Safety
Keep Your Sleeping Baby Safe
Smoking Cessation - Ohio Tobacco Quit Line - 1-800-QUIT-NOW
Fire Safety For Kids
Hepatitis B Faqs for the Public
Hepatitis C Faqs for the Public
How Can We Prevent Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs)?
Other Wellness and Prevention Links
Hand washing is a simple thing and is the best way to keep hands clean in order to prevent infection and illness. The basic rule is to wash hands before preparing food and after handling uncooked meat and poultry, before eating, after changing diapers, after coughing, sneezing, or blowing one's nose into a tissue, after using the bathroom, and after touching animals or anything in the animal's environment. Keeping hands clean prevents illness at home, at school, and at work.
How to wash your hands:
- Wet your hands with clean running water and apply soap. Use warm water if it is available.
- Rub hands together to make lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Continue rubbing hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Imagine singing "Happy Birthday" twice through to a friend.
- Rinse hands well under running water.
- Dry your hands using a paper towel or air dryer. If possible, use your paper towel to turn off the faucet.
Always use soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub to clean your hands.. Alcohol-based hand rubs significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast-acting.
For more information or resources on hand washing click on the links below:
One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of carseats helps keep children safe. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, the right way, every time. Every state in the United States requires that children be restrained while in a car. See the links below for Ohio’s Child Passenger Safety Seat Law and other links to important information on how to keep your child safe in a vehicle.
If you need help installing your safety seat or would like a technician to check whether you've installed it properly, the federal government has set up child seat inspection stations across the country. Click on the link below to find a child seat inspection station near you:
Every year, some infants die while sleeping. Parents can reduce the risks of this tragedy by knowing and following some simple American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines to ensure that your baby is sleeping in a safe sleep environment. These AAP recommendations for providing a safe sleep environment can reduce the risk of all sleep-related infant deaths including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suffocation, asphyxia and entrapment. An outline of the AAP Safe Sleep Recommendations are available on the right of this page under the Download Documents heading. Please take time to view these guidelines on this page or visit one of the links below for more information on how to keep your sleeping baby safe.
The Ohio Tobacco QUIT LINE, 800-QUIT-NOW, is Ohio's FREE tobacco quit line counseling services for uninsured Ohioans, Medicaid recipients, pregnant women and members of the Ohio Tobacco Collaborative.
Call the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line today at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) or log onto ohio.quitlogix.org for more information.