Public Health

Partnership of

Licking County

Welcome to the Public Health Partnership website!

The Public Health Partnership of Licking County 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. PHP Information.

Announcements 

 Pink Strides Trail Run & Wellness Walk

 

The 7th Annual Pink Strides: Trail Run & Wellness Walk will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Infirmary Mound Park.  Proceeds from this event will support the Screening and Survivor Support (SASS) for Breast Cancer program, which provides financial reimbursements for survivors and mammograms to anyone in need.

 

We hope you can join us for this year's race on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

 

Click Here to register!

 

 

 

2015 Change Gears: Ride a Bike - 

Ride for Your Health

 

 Saturday, June 6, 2015

 

 

 

Come participate in the 6th Annual community bike event to promote physical activity and use of the TJ Evans bike trails. The event will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Check-in will begin at 8:00 am and staff will remain on site until noon. There will be distance rides, a bike skills rodeo (COTC/OSU-N and Marne United Methodist Church locations only) and healthy snacks. With three check-in locations again this year, participants have the opportunity to ride between Johnstown, Newark and Hanover. Everyone is invited to participate, including families and long distance riders. There is no cost to join in the fun! Free helmets will be provided to those in need at all three locations, while supplies last.

 

The 2014 Change Gears event was sponsored by the Licking County Health Department (LCHD), Licking County Wellness Coalition, Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS), CycLicking, Downtown Johnstown, Inc., City of Newark, Bayer Material Science, Marne United Methodist Church and the American Academy of Pediatrics - Ohio Chapter.

 

  
 

2014 Licking County Worksite Wellness Workshop

                            

The 2014 Licking County Worksite Wellness Workshop was held on Friday, March 21 at the Newark City Schools Administration Building (621 Mount Vernon Road, Newark). Representatives from over 13 Licking County agencies attended the workshop. Presentation topics included: mental health and employee morale, back safety, forward head posture and tobacco cessation coverage. Attendees also participated in hands-on breakout activities, including: breathing and relaxation exercises, stretching to reduce forward head posture and a Walk with Dr. Geiger. There was also a panel of local organizations to discuss their worksite wellness programs. The panel discussion was a huge hit! Thank you to everyone who attended this event! A special thank you to all of our presenters: Penny Sitler of Mental Health America, April Kale, Chelsea Allen of Bafford Spine and Rehab, Dr. Geiger of Cherry Westgate Family Practice, and Laura Friedenberg of the Ohio Department of Health.

For more information, contact Nicole Smith at nsmith@lickingcohealth.org or (740) 349-1663.

 

Programs Supported

Breast Cancer Awareness and Support

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.

Child Car Safety Seats

Car seats are required by law in Ohio for children under age 8 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 at asee@lickingcohealth.org or (740) 349-6514.

Licking County Wellness Coalition

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 nsmith@lickingcohealth.org or (740) 349-1663 for more information.

3rd Grade Partners in Wellness Program

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 2 weeks. For more information on Partners in Wellness please contact Ashley See at asee@lickingcohealth.org or (740) 349-6514.

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