After two years of surveys and research, Muskingum County is ready to launch the community health improvement plan.
Over 40 county organizations have been working together assessing the overall health of the community. Nine goals developed from the assessment, some of which were concerns for obesity, maternal and child issues, but also more non-traditional health issues like housing, unemployment and income.
"We've worked in the community groups that are already...
One local agency is raising awareness about lead paint for National Lead Poisoning Prevention week.
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department wants to make sure the public knows the effects of lead-based paint, especially in children. Houses painted before 1978 are more likely to have lead paint, and children under age six are most at risk for lead poisoning.
"Also doing any kind of renovations in the home, as well as the condition of the home. if there's paint...
Residents of Muskingum County were able to receive free flu vaccinations and help the county prepare in the event of a disaster at the same time.
Thursday at the fairgrounds the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department held a free flu clinic providing flu shots to county residents, 18 and older. Another purpose of the event was to exercise the community's ability to rapidly provide immunizations to a large number of people in a short amount of time.
The Red Cross along with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and American Electric Power met with the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency to discuss where they stand a week after the storm.
Emergency Management Agency director Bo Keck says if you suffered uninsured damage to report the estimates to the EMA office, this will be collected to determine if funding will be provided to Ohio.
AEP gave an update on their restoration of power to the area.
Day two of the Community Health Fair took place Saturday...
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department hosted the event at the Colony Square Mall. Rambo Memorial Health Center was one of the vendors providing services and information to visitors.
"The things that we do here are free, but a lot of things that we do at our clinic is also free and people don't understand that, they don't realize that. So it is a good way for them to get a chance to...A lot of people will...
The Colony Square Mall is hosting an event designed to provide health screenings and information to the public.
The annual Health Expo kicked off Friday as part of a two-day event featuring local healthcare organizations. Jennifer Hiestand of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department said there is more than just information available for visitors.
"We have about 30 health-related organizations here, to display what services they provide, and provide free health...