Posts by Health Department Admin

The Mosquito Minute: Blog Post 2

Welcome back to The Mosquito Minute! We hope you enjoyed our first blog post. We had a very eventful week filled with trapping! We placed traps in all 3 regions of the county and collected mosquitoes from almost every single trap. We had plenty of additional bugs to sort through to find the mosquitoes in each…

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The Mosquito Minute: Blog Post 1

Welcome to the Mosquito Minute – a blog created by our Mosquito Surveillance and Control Interns, Carys and Hayden! Check back to our “Latest News” section throughout the summer  to catch the buzz on what may be happening with mosquito surveillance in Harrison County. ———————————————————————- Post 1 – 07/09/2024 Our past few weeks have been…

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Mosquito Surveillance in Harrison County

We are excited to announce a new program at our health department!  Our health department was awarded funding from the Ohio EPA as part of their Mosquito Control Grant (MCG). This funding allowed us to grow our workforce in hiring two mosquito surveillance and control interns. We can use MCG funding to place traps around…

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Harrison County Health Department to Deploy a Community Health Worker

(Thursday, May 16, 2024) — Harrison County Health Commissioner, Megan Smolenak, MPH signed into contract with Access Tusc, a local 501c3 Non-Profit to deploy an evidence-based care coordination model through the Bridges to Wellness program. With this collaboration, Bridges to Wellness will partner with the Harrison County Health Department to deploy a Community Health Worker…

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Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action is 04.01.2024

From March 25th to April 1st, the Harrison County Health Department will launch a Facebook social media campaign targeting tobacco prevention and control. The media campaign will encompass smoking education and tobacco as a risk factor to chronic diseases. Tobacco kills more than 480,000 people annually, more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders,…

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FlexFit Introduced as New Physical Fitness Initiative

                  By: Katie Norris, Deputy Health Commissioner This week the Harrison County Health Department announced its new physical fitness initiative, FlexFit. The Harrison County Board of Health approved contracting with two local instructors to offer cardio and yoga fitness classes. Harrison County residents of any age are…

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March is National Nutrition Month!

March is a month dedicated to celebrating National Nutrition Month, and we are excited to kick things off with a spotlight on the importance of healthy eating and overall wellness. In this article, we focus on latest tips, trends, and resources to help you make informed choices about your nutrition. Good nutrition is essential in…

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Keep Your Chicken Wings in the Big Game

By: PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST KENNETH KING, USDA-FSIS —————————————————————————————- When it comes to food safety during the big game, you can’t just wing it. Chicken wings are one of the most popular foods to eat during the Super Bowl, and USDA has some tips to keep foodborne illness from intercepting your Super Bowl Sunday. Should We Pass…

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COVID-19 VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES

To find vaccine providers by zip code where you live, work or wherever it’s most convenient for you, visit: https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ or click this image:    For up to the minute updates in Ohio and Harrison County, visit: www.coronavirus.ohio.gov and https://www.facebook.com/harrisoncohealthdepartment/   Link (2/5/2020):  ODH monitoring a new PUI & new guidelines for sharing PUI information…

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