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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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Household Sewer Treatment System Funding Available through WPCLF Program

The Harrison County General Health District is participating in the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) program with the Ohio EPA. The program provides financial assistance in the form of principal forgiveness subsidies to counties and local health districts so they can assist low to moderate income homeowners with repair or replacement of failing household…
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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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To find vaccine providers by zip code where you live, work or wherever it’s most convenient for you, visit: or click this image:    For up to the minute updates in Ohio and Harrison County, visit: and   Link (2/5/2020):  ODH monitoring a new PUI & new guidelines for sharing PUI information…
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