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Tuesday
Nov042014

Champaign County Community Health Indicators

Do you want to see how Champaign County compares to the State of Ohio and National targets on Community Health Indicators? Click here for the Champaign County Network of Care website.

This Web site is a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with community health. It provides information about community health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features.

Tuesday
Nov042014

Preventing Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal.  Our body uses glucose as an energy source from the foods we eat. In order to do that, the pancreas makes a hormone called insulin to help get the glucose into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either can’t use the insulin it produces or can’t make enough insulin. When this happens the sugar builds up in your body.

The buildup of sugar levels in the body can cause serious health conditions such as kidney failure, blindness, heart disease and poor circulation that can lead to lower-extremity amputations.

If you are a senior, obese, have a family history of diabetes or physically inactive, you could be at a higher risk for diabetes. African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics and some Asian Americans are at particular high risk for diabetes.

There are things that you can do lower your risk of diabetes. Research studies have found that moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay diabetes among adults at high-risk. For more information on how to prevent diabetes, Elaine Dyer will be speaking on diabetes prevention at Mercy Memorial Hospital at 6:30 PM on November 18 as part of the Passport to Wellness series of health seminars. Come and learn more on how you can prevent diabetes in your life and your love ones.

Monday
Nov032014

2015 Community Health Assessment

The Champaign Health District and its county partners met on October 30th, 2014 to discuss accomplishments and activities for the current Champaign County Community Health Improvement Plan. In addition, the team had preliminary discussions on the scope of the next community health assessment in 2015. Click here to review the proposed Champaign County Health Assessment.  If you would like additional information regarding the next health assessment or would like to contribute, contact the Champaign Health District at 937-484-1606. Comments on the proposed assessment are welcome.

Thursday
Oct302014

Sanitarian Opening

The Champaign Health District is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of full time Environmental Health Registered Sanitarian. Qualified candidates must be a RS (Registered Sanitarian), SIT (Sanitarian in Training), or eligible to become a Sanitarian in Training.

Qualified candidates must be detailed oriented, be able to multitask, work independently at times, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have experience with Microsoft Office programs, be able to initiate public health orders and provide enforcement, be able to educate the public, and be able to interpret laws and policies.

The successful candidate must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License. Occasional weekend or evening work is required.

The Champaign Health District offers an excellent benefits package. Pay for the position is commensurate with experience. The Champaign County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume by email to mcarnes@champaignhd.com or by mail to 1512 S US 68, Urbana, Ohio 43078 by November 14, 2014. Deadline maybe extended at the discretion of the Board of Health.

Thursday
Oct092014

FLU SHOTS

Monday – Walk-In

Wednesday – By appointment time. 0830 AM – 3:30 PM.

First and Third Thursdays of the month by appointment. 2:00 PM until 6:30 PM.

Champaign Health District is partnering with Vaxcare for vaccine supply and provision of billing services. We encourage you to review your insurance coverage prior to getting your Flu shot. Please bring all insuance cards for payment evaluation and processing.

Ohio Department of Health also provides a portion of our vaccine supply for eligible children.  (No one is denied state-supplied flu vaccine due to inability to pay.)

Wednesday
Oct082014

Ebola Update

For information on Ebola, click here for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Ebola.

Monday
Sep222014

Children's Flu Clinic!

 

 

Champaign Health District will be holding a Pediatric Flu clinic at the Health District Monday, October 20, 2014. The hours will be 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM. This will be a walk-in clinic.

Parents are welcome to get their flu shot too!

Champaign Health District is partnering with Vaxcare for vaccine supply and provision of billing services. We encourage you to review your insurance coverage prior to getting your Flu shot. Please bring all insuance cards for payment evaluation and processing.

Ohio Department of Health also provides a portion of our vaccine supply for eligible children.  (No one is denied state-supplied flu vaccine due to inability to pay.)

 

Monday
Sep222014

Immunization Clinic Hours

Beginning Monday October 6, 2014 our immunization clinic hours will be as follows:

 

Monday – Walk-In

Wednesday – By appointment time. 0830 AM – 3:30 PM.

First and Third Thursdays of the month by appointment. 2:00 PM until 6:30 PM.

Dont forget your Flu Shot!

 

 

Monday
Sep222014

WIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL OPENING

A part-time position is available for a WIC Health Professional beginning immediately. Qualifications for the position are: Registered/Licensed Dietician or State of Ohio Registered Nurse, Dietetic Technician Registered, Dietetic Technician; two years public health or related experience, and a valid Ohio driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.  The salary range is $13.46 to $17.66 dependent upon qualifications and experience.

All interested applicants may submit their resume to Michele Carnes via e-mail to mcarnes@champaignhd.com or to 1512 S US Highway 68, Suite Q100 Urbana OH 43078. The Champaign Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Friday
Sep122014

Children's Vaccine available for Flu Clinic!

 A limited amount of children's flu vaccine will be available for the Mass Flu Clinic at the Champaign County Fairgrounds on September 18, 2014 from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Come out and protect your whole family!!