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.


2015 Licking County Worksite Wellness Workshop

Friday, March 6

Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Newark Campus

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The 2015 Worksite Wellness Workshop will encourage participants to create (or enhance) a worksite wellness program for their employees. Presentations and activity breaks tailored to workplace wellness will leave you feeling ready to start your own wellness program.


Many organizations do not realize a wellness program can be implemented on a limited budget and still positively impact the organization’s bottom line. The intended audiences for this workshop are: employees interested in worksite wellness, human resources personnel, wellness committee members, nurses and administrators. Workshop materials and a healthy lunch will be provided. Activity breaks will also be included throughout the workshop, therefore casual dress is appropriate.


Cost is $20.00 per person. Registration deadline: Monday, March 2nd at noon.

Click HERE to register.

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



2015 Change Gears: Ride a Bike - 

Ride for Your Health


 Saturday, June 6, 2015




Planning has begun for the 6th annual Change Gears: Ride a Bike - Ride for Your Health community bike event.  The event will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015.  Other details are still being coordinated.  Please check back for additional information.


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.


Pink Strides Trail Run & Wellness Walk


The 7th Annual Pink Strides: Trail Run & Wellness Walk was held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Infirmary Mound Park.  Proceeds from this event 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.  Check back for additional details.


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 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 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 or (740) 349-6514.

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