• The Highland County Health Department in conjunction with Clinton County is conducting a community health assessment survey, and your input is needed. The information gained in the survey is for research purposes and will help inform community leaders about ways to better meet the health needs of the residents in the county.
• Confidential and anonymous! The responses will not be linked to any individual or IP address. No identifying info will be collected.
• To take the survey click on the following link: http://go.osu.edu/mycommunityhealth
Check out our school news section below for information on packed lunch food safety, head lice, required shots and much more. Also keep an eye out for kids as they are walking to and from school and bus stops.
Notice #2. In order to receive immunizations at the Care-A-Van or at clinics the following must be available:
Notice #3. Sewage Treatment System Test Requirement for 2015
Notice #4. Flu Shots Influenza Vaccinations are now available at the Highland County Health Department.
CALENDER OF EVENTS: Our calendar lists upcoming events, board meetings, shot clinics, Care-A-Van Schedules etc. To access the calendar please click on the "HCHD Calendar of Events" tab located to the right of this screen just below the RESOURCES heading.
The Highland County Fair (9/5-9/12/2015) is almost here - come check out our booth - we'd love to talk to you!
Board of Health Meetings: The Highland County Board of Health generally meets the 3rd Monday of each month (except for the months of January and February which are generally rescheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of those months due to holiday conflicts). The meetings are held at 4:30pm in the conference room within the Highland County Health Department. Public is welcome to attend. For more information please contact our office at 937-393-1941.
Currently there is little to no assistance available to help get rid of bed bugs.
Bed bugs can be very hard and costly to eradicate.The following web links offer good information on the prevention, inspection and eradication of bed bugs:
Ohio Department of Health’s Bed Bug Information pageBed bug information – University of KentuckyBed bug information - New York City Health Department
Central Ohio Bed Bug: http://centralohiobedbugs.org/
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/features/odhfeatures/backtoschool.aspxSome of the school related topics covered on their school webpage are: Prevent Illness, Immunizations, Medications, Vision School Vision and Hearing , Screenings, Back to School Safety Pledge from Safe Kids USA, Backpack Safety, Traveling to and from School, Food Safety and Nutrition during the School Day, and Bullying and what to do.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE TOPICS:
FOOD & RELATED RECALLS: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/apps/odanews/ODARecalls.aspx?div=Food%20Safety
Food Facility Water Interruption Guidelines:
Holiday & Special event Meal Preparation:
The USDA Meat & Poultry Division Food Safety Hotline: 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) Year-round Monday -Friday from 10a.m. to 4p.m. ET.Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.For automated responses via the Internet 24 hours a day and a live chat during Hotline hours: go to AskKaren.gov
Summertime Fun: This time of the year brings many activities that involve food such as picnics, graduation parties, camping, reunions, outdoor BBQ, etc. Planning ahead to incorporate safe food handling practices can help minimize the chance of foodborne illnesses. Although food safety includes various aspects it can generally be accomplished in 4 simple step. Foodsafety.gov provides a expanded safe food handling information regarding the following 4 simple steps.
CLEAN Wash hands: Hand washing is especially important before eating, before/during/after food preparation, after coughing/sneezing/blowing your nose, after using the restroom, etc. Wash surfaces, utensils, cutting boards: To prevent the spread of bacteria, use hot soapy water on counters, utensils & cutting boards. Wash these items thoroughly after each use to help minimize the chance of cross contamination.SEPARATE Keep raw meats/poultry below or away from other foods. Store in ray meats trays, bags to help contain juices.COOK Make sure to thoroughly cook foods. Use a thermometer to verify temperatures. Food charts can be found at the Foodsafety.gov site.CHILL Refrigerate foods within 2 hours. Don't overfill refrigerators.Also visit the above "Environmental Health" tab to access our Food Safety program that provides tips on food safety, handwashing, food storage etc.
SPECIAL INTEREST SITES
USFA fact sheet: Home Fire Safety and Holiday Decorating
USFA fact sheet: Winter Home Heating and Fire Safety
1487 N. High St. Suite 400 Hillsboro, OH 45133 Phone: 937-393-1941 Fax: 937-393-4694 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of Operation: Monday and Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:30pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm Closed holidays and weekends