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Celebrating 100 years of Public Health

DELAWARE, Oh. – This year marks the 100th anniversary of two legislative acts that shaped the future of public health in Ohio. The Hughes Act and Griswold Act, both enacted in 1919, established the modern-day organization of local health departments and laid the foundation for public health efforts still in effect today.  As part of National [...]

March 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delaware County Healthiest in State Fifth Year Straight

DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District is pleased to announce that Delaware County is the healthiest county in Ohio for the fifth year in a row.  The 2019 County Health Rankings issued today places Delaware County as first in Ohio for both health outcomes and health factors. Health outcomes focus on how healthy people [...]

March 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019-2022 Community Health Improvement Plan Rolled Out

The new Community Health Improvement Plan is here! The 2019-2022 CHIP was officially rolled out on Jan. 18, 2019 at SourcePoint with numerous community leaders and partners in attendance. We invite you to check out the new CHIP including a multimedia toolkit to help you spread the word about the plan aimed at helping Delaware County #GoHealthy! The Partnership [...]

January 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SAFE to Launch New Portal Aimed at Reducing Teen Crashes

DELAWARE, Oh. –  In an effort to reduce the leading cause of death in Delaware County teens, the SAFE Delaware County Coalition along with supporting partners have rallied together to launch a new high school prevention portal aimed at promoting and incentivizing safe-driving activities in high schools throughout Delaware County. The interactive portal called “Reduce [...]

January 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

KDCB Recognizes Community Partners with Awards

DELAWARE, Oh. – Several community members, leaders, schools and groups received recognition at the annual Keep Delaware County Beautiful Awards that occurred on Dec. 13 at Stratford Ecological Center.    The Recycling Award recognized two businesses that sponsored document shredding events, which allowed for hundreds of residents to dispose of several tons of documents. For [...]

December 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health Improvement Plan Open for Public Comment

DELAWARE, Oh. –  The Delaware County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) has been completed and is posted for public comment on the Delaware General Health District’s website. The Health District is asking community residents to visit this site to review the action plan and post any comments or suggestions by Nov. 19, 2018. The CHIP [...]

November 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oct. 21-27 Marks Teen Driver Safety Week

DELAWARE, Oh. –  The week of Oct. 21-27, 2018 is designated as National Teen Driver Safety Week and members of the SAFE Teen Driver Safety Task Force are using the week to bring awareness to an increasingly tragic subject.   “Teens are more likely than older drivers to underestimate dangerous situations or not be able [...]

October 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Berlin Township Recycling Drop-off to be Discontinued

DELAWARE, Oh. –  The Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow (DKMM) Solid Waste District will be discontinuing the recycling drop-off location at Arrowhead Elementary School on Hollenback Road in Berlin Township due to the increase in student population. The bins will be removed Friday, Oct. 12.      Berlin Township residents should utilize their curbside recycling program. DKMM is [...]

October 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delaware City Schools to Celebrate ‘Walk to School Day’ on Oct. 10

DELAWARE, Oh. –  Delaware City Schools will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Delaware City School students from Shultz, Conger, Carlisle, Smith and Woodward Elementary Schools will be celebrating “International Walk to School Day” with parents, teachers and community leaders.  The event will [...]

October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mosquito Fogging to Occur in Ashley, Oxford Township

DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District is informing Ashley and Oxford Township residents that mosquito fogging will occur on Tuesday Oct. 2 as a result of a mosquito collection trap testing positive for West Nile virus. Fogging will occur weather permitting, including a wind speed of less than 10 miles an hour and [...]

October 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments