Public Health

Partnership of

Licking County

Welcome to the Public Health Partnership of Licking County

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.


Pink Strides Trail Run & Wellness Walk

Where: Infirmary Mound Park, Newark, Ohio 43055
When: Sept. 19, 2015, 9 a.m.
What: The 8th Annual Pink Strides: Trail Run & Wellness Walk is around the corner. 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 to raise money for mammograms! Check back for additional details.
Who: We are actively looking for 2015 event sponsors. Contact us if you would like to contribute:
Register: Click here
Licking County Worksite Wellness Workshop

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.


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.

Kickin' Ash Splash Pool Party

Where: Heath City Water Park, Heath, Ohio 43056
When: July 25, 2015, 5:30 - 9:45 p.m.
What: The 11th annual Kickin’ Ash Splash Pool Party is a family-friendly event that encourages active, healthy lifestyles free from tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. Entrance to the water park after 5:30 p.m. will be a reduced cost of $2 per person. Members of Heath City Water Park can attend this event free.
Who: This year’s event is made possible by the Licking County Health Department, R&R Pipeline Inc., Licking Memorial Health Systems, Texas Roadhouse, Time Warner Cable, and more to come.
Register: There is no registration for this event.

Programs PHP Supports

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 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, 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 two weeks. For more information on Partners in Wellness please contact Ashley See, or (740) 349-6514.


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