The Public Health Partnership of Licking County (PHP) is a non-profit, 501(C)3 tax exempt, charity established in 2005 to enhance the public health system and to improve the health of residents of Licking County. PHP strives to ensure, through community participation, a clean and healthy environment, quality public health services, education for a healthy lifestyle, public safety, and community assessments to meet the needs of the population. You can find more here: PHP information.
Change Gears: Ride a Bike, Ride for Your Health
Where: Licking County Bike Path with starting locations at OSU-N/COTC, Johnstown at the Trailhead, and Marne United Methodist Chuch
When: June 6, 2015
What: Come join us for a FREE community bike ride on the trails in Licking County. Youth are invited to practice their bicycle skills in the bike rodeo (OSU-N/COTC and Marne United Methodist Church locations only). Free helmets and healthy snacks will be available at all three locations, while supplies last. Bring your family and friends to this FUN event! Here is the Event Flyer .
Who: The 2015 Change Gears event is sponsored by the Licking County Health Department (LCHD), Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS), CycLicking, Downtown Johnstown, Inc., Bayer Material Science, Marne United Methodist Church. Superduty Truck Parts, and the American Academy of Pediatrics - Ohio Chapter.
Register: Registration is now closed.
Pink Strides Trail Run & Wellness Walk
Where: Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Newark, Ohio 43055
When: March 6, 2015
What: The 2015 Worksite Wellness Workshop sessions discuss healthy food access and a panel discussion on incentives and other resources to assist worksite wellness programs. Two activity sessions showed attendees how to incorporate resistance bands and geocaching at their workplace.
Who: Sponsors from the community
Register: Registration is closed.
Kickin' Ash Splash Pool Party
PHP and the Licking County Health Department receive a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Columbus Affiliate to support breast cancer awareness and to assist breast cancer patients in Licking County. These patients will be able to get help with the cost of medical procedures, prosthetics and general personal care. The grant will also allow for support care for the families affected by the patients of Breast Cancer. SASS (Screening and Survivor Support) for Breast Cancer is a program at the Licking County Health Department that serves Licking County residents with a prior or recent diagnosis of breast cancer. The program offers many types of support and financial assistance at diagnosis, during surgery, treatment and long-term care.
Car seats are required by law in Ohio for children under age eight or 4'9". Car seats are provided for low income families in need of seats through the Licking County Health Department's Child Safety Seat program. Funds donated to the Partnership are used to purchase additional seats for distribution to Licking County families. Parents are trained on proper installation and use of the seats and the seat is properly secured in the car by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. For more information on the Licking County Health Department's Child Safety Seat Program, contact Ashley See, email@example.com or (740) 349-6514.
The Licking County Wellness Coalition works to improve the health and wellness of the community's residents by encouraging increased physical activity and healthy lifestyles. The Licking County Wellness Coalition is made up of individuals and organizations who have chosen to work collaboratively on initiatives to improve the health and wellness of Licking County residents. The Wellness Coalition currently meets bi-monthly on the first Wednesday of even months at 2:30 pm. Please contact Nicole Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org or (740) 349-1663, for more information.
The Licking County Health Department offers a free, comprehensive, year long wellness program to approximately 1,400 third grade students in 10 Licking County school districts. The program covers all aspects of wellness including physical, social, and emotional health. Half-hour classroom presentations are delivered once every two weeks. For more information on Partners in Wellness please contact Ashley See, email@example.com or (740) 349-6514.