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.
2013 Pink Strides Trail Run & Wellness Walk
Join Screening & Survivor Support (SASS) for Breast Cancer and the Licking County Health Department to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Strides- 5k Trail Run & Wellness Walk on Saturday, October 19th. Everyone is invited to participate in this walk and run throughout Infirmary Mound Park (4309 Lancaster Road/ State Route 37) in Granville.
The 5k (3.1 mile) course will be on maintained natural trails; terrain is mostly flat with a few hills. Dress for the weather; a rainy day will make for a muddy adventure. The Wellness Walk will begin immediately after the 5k and follow the same trail. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome.
Registration is not open yet, check back in the fall for more details.
We hope you will join us on Saturday, October 19th to run or walk for fun, fitness and to show your support as we continue to fight for a cure! Additional information about Pink Strides can be found at www.lickingcohealth.org.
For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Erica Swanger firstname.lastname@example.org OR (740) 349-6497.
2013 Licking County Worksite Wellness Workshop
This year's Worksite Wellness Workshop was another successful event. Our community was well represented by the over 30 participants, who represented over 20 businesses and organizations. We would like to thank both our presenters and those who attended - all of whom found time in their busy schedules to learn more about the value and power of worksite wellness. A wealth of information was shared and many important connections were made.
2013 Change Gears: Ride a Bike -
Ride for Your Health
Thank you to everyone who participated in the fourth annual Change Gears bike event on Saturday, June 1, 2013. This year's event was a huge success and included the addition of a third check in location at Marne United Methodist Church. Join us next year for the 5th Annual event on Saturday, June 7, 2014. We hope to see you there!
To provide feedback on the event, take our survey here.
The 2013 Change Gears event was sponsored by the Licking County Health Department (LCHD), Licking County Wellness Coalition, Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS), Downtown Johnstown, Inc., City of Newark, Bayer USA Foundation and Marne United Methodist Church.
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 email@example.com 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 Stowers firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or (740) 349-6514.