NOW HIRING❗️📣 Come help our community with your talent and skills. Visit us for more information at https://myfcph.org/resources/careers/.
We have a fantastic group of Community Health Workers at FCPH, just like Matthew. Take a listen below to learn more about his journey. CHWs are able to assist residents and connect individuals to medical and social service resources, and it is FREE!
Every client is partnered with a CHW and they assist to provide wrap-around services to help clients take charge of their health and achieve their personal goals.
✴️Visit myfcph.org/care-coordination-program/ to fill out a referral form to be connected to a CHW today. ... See more
🕎 As we gather to light the Menorah to celebrate Hanukkah, remember these tips to stay safe during the holiday season.
💠 Get vaccinated.
💠 Wear a mask, especially if unvaccinated.
💠 Wash your hands before eating or serving food.
💠 Outdoors is safer than indoors.
💠 Communicate in advance with guests about your COVID-19 ground rules and the precautions you're taking. Cancel plans if you're sick.
💠 Safe travels. If possible, delay travel if you are not vaccinated or feeling sick. If traveling with unvaccinated family members, avoid crowds, wear a mask, and get tested.
✨ We are hopeful that everyone will celebrate safely and remain healthy. Even in challenging times, we have each other, and there is always light to be found. ... See more
Recovery blooms from the support we give one another, and in Franklin County, where at least two members of our community die from an opioid overdose every single day, we need everyone's help to recover. Recover from addiction, recover from the stigma that surrounds this disease and recover from indifference.
Recovery is a journey of self-discovery and it begins with a single step. Take a listen to Patrice's first hand experience, and know, recovery is possible. Today, Patrice celebrates 18 years of sobriety. 🦋 ... See more
Thanksgiving is a whole family affair and so are vaccines. Celebrate safely this holiday season, with peace of mind, by choosing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. So before we gather together, let us take a minute to be grateful for some of the reasons the COVID-19 vaccine protects us and our loved ones.
🧡Protection against short and long term complications.
🧡Available for those 5 years of age and older.
🧡Once vaccinated, you can start doing more.
🧡Safe and effective. ... See more
**When arriving for our 11/20 peds clinic, pull in and park. The car line is not for you.**
Give thanks not germs this Thanksgiving. 🦃 No one wants to get sick after eating a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Keep loved ones safe from foodborne illnesses by following our safety tips, which includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Meat and Poultry Hotline available at https://bit.ly/ThanksgivingFoodTips. ... See more
While celebrating with friends, family and more, we have proven ways to stay safe and healthy...
Which is something we should be thankful for!
🦃 Celebrate outdoors if you can and wear face masks indoors.
🦃 If traveling, do so safely.
🦃 When in doubt, get tested.
🦃 Stay home if you're sick. ... See more
🎵 Testing, testing 1-2-3!
Get your test on East Gay Street!
It’s great to be COVID-free
Before you go see your fam-il-y 🎵
Before you hand us a Grammy for this hot hit, make sure to come pick up free test kits at our Testgiving event on Monday (Nov. 22nd) at FCPH on 275 E. Gay St./280 E. Broad St.
Tests are free of charge, limited to six per person and available as supplies last.
See you there! ... See more
Today is the Great American Smokeout!
Quitting tobacco can be a long and difficult journey, but it's a process that must be taken a day at a time.
So why not start your journey to quitting today?
For resources and info on quitting, go here: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.html ... See more
**Vaccine clinic for children ages 5-11 ONLY**
🗓Saturday, November 20 from 9am-1pm
📍Mid Ohio Food Collective
✅Appointments are required
Schedule appointment(s) now at vax2normal.org/vaccine
✴️$100 gift cards (1st-dose only, while supplies last)
✴️Free! No insurance needed
✴️No ID needed
Vaccination remains the number one way to prevent serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. If you have questions, please reach out to your pediatrician. ... See more
Franklin County residents and businesses send over a million tons of material to the Franklin County landfill. Nearly 76 percent of all the material in the landfill could have been recycled or composted. ♻️ https://recycleright.org/ #AmericaRecyclesDay ... See more
Addiction is a brain disease, not a choice. If you know someone struggling with addiction and want to find treatment resources in our community visit franklincountyrecovers.com. Together we are stronger than addiction.
#franklincountyrecovers ... See more
Children age 5-11 are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine!
✅ 2-dose series taken 3 weeks apart
✅ Dose for children 5-11 is one-third the dosage of the vaccine for older adolescents and adults.
✅ 91% effective in preventing COVID-19 among 5-11 years old
✅ Pfizer COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine
Vaccination remains the number one way to prevent serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. This vaccine was thoroughly tested and has been through multiple review processes before it was deemed safe and ultimately approved for children 5-11 years old. Parents and caregivers with questions should talk with their child’s healthcare provider.
We are finalizing plans to offer vaccination clinics by appointment only for this age group (5-11) and will continue to offer a $100 dollar gift card for first doses. Information will be available in the coming days at vax2normal.org/vaccine.
🧡 As we approach the holiday season, the best way to keep your children safe and healthy is by getting them the #COVID19 vaccine. ... See more
Here's your opportunity to get rid of your old election yard signs. The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio - SWACO is holding a free election yard sign recycling event this Saturday to help you properly dispose of these signs. ♻️ In 2020, SWACO collected and recycled more than 3,000 pounds of yard signs. https://www.swaco.org/ ... See more
Having Narcan on hand means you're ready to reverse an opioid overdose. Our community needs more support and less judgment. Get Narcan shipped straight to your door for free by visiting FranklinCountyRecovers.com. Together we can fight addiction.
#RecoverForLife #FranklinCountyRecovers #AddictionIsADisease ... See more
"The effort is an attempt to meet people, primarily those in vulnerable communities, at the ground level–instead of hearing vaccine advice from officials, the community can hear it from their neighbors, friends, social groups and more."
Thanks to Columbus CEO for covering our Vaccine Ambassador Program! It's been amazing working with so many of our great ambassadors to help all of our communities stay healthy and safe!
... See more
It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Did you know that no safe blood lead level has been identified for children? The good news is that childhood lead poisoning is preventable! Take these steps to make your home lead-safe:
∎ Talk with your child’s doctor about a simple blood lead test. If you are pregnant or nursing, talk with your doctor about exposure sources to lead.
∎ Talk with your local health department about testing paint and dust in your home for lead if you live in a home built before 1978.
∎ Renovate safely. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and replacing windows can create hazardous lead dust.
∎ Remove recalled toys and toy jewelry from children and discard as appropriate. Stay up to date on current recalls by visiting www.cpsc.gov ... See more
In partnership with the Ohio EPA, Franklin County Public Health and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) are making significant progress on the Neighborhood Air Quality Monitoring Project!
Ohio EPA maintains a network of regulatory air pollution monitors to make sure our region is meeting federal standards. We are currently installing our low-cost PurpleAir monitors next to one of Ohio EPA’s to calibrate them before setting them up across Franklin County.
Pictured are staff who are working together on this amazing project: Layla, Dr. May, Jennie, Anna and Dr. Brooke. http://ow.ly/XGnx50GuRK4 ... See more
We're so proud of our Assistant Health Commissioner and Director of Prevention and Wellness Alex Jones (center) for recently winning a Community Service Award from The Ohio State University College of Nursing!
As always, you're the absolute best Alex! We're lucky to have you! ... See more
On the surface, SIDS Awareness Month is important...
But so are surfaces! Babies should sleep on a firm and flat surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved crib, that is free of loose and soft items such as toys, crib bumpers, and blankets. #SIDSAwarenessMonth http://bit.ly/2AO7I9J ... See more
It's crunch time...
Great Apple Crunch time 🍎
Today is Great Apple Crunch Day! Schools across Ohio and the Great Lakes region are participating in this day to celebrate National Farm to School Month.
Students and faculty crunched down on local apples together at noon, with the goal of reaching 1 million crunches to celebrate Ohio farmers, build strong communities and promote local foods for kids. ... See more
Join us for the ACEs, PACEs and Addiction Summit! This Summit will explore the roots of addiction in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) at both the interpersonal and community level and the role that protective and compensatory experiences (PACEs) play in mitigating the impact of ACEs.
This Summit will feature keynote speaker Dr. Roy Wade of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as many speakers and panelists during our breakout sessions. Come prepared to listen, learn and engage with those in our community who have direct experience with ACEs and PACEs.
This will be a hybrid event - to learn more and to register please visit bit.ly/FCPHaddictionsummit. We hope you will join us, because together we can work to improve the lives of those we serve in our community. ... See more
We’re pleased and honored to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
In recognizing the strength and resilience of Indigenous People across the country, here are some helpful resources to learn more about the importance of this day:
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day: https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/informational/columbus-day-myths
Introduction to Tribal Nations and the United States: https://www.ncai.org/about-tribes?fbclid=IwAR3Y4igAHD7YIWKBeF2cAwvn8G3PlaI14_zDKb9YT1xDy-7Tqh2x2aN5aDc
White House Proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/10/08/a-proclamation-indigenous-peoples-day-2021/ ... See more
October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month.
The back sleep position carries the lowest risk of SIDS and is recommended for all babies, including preterm babies, until they are 1 year old.
#SIDSAwarenessMonth http://bit.ly/2AO7I9J ... See more
🗓Tomorrow we will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Mid-Ohio Foodbank in Grove City from 9 am - 1 pm. We will be offering free vaccines for first, second and Pfizer booster doses.
🚀 Pfizer Booster Details
- An appointment is required through ArmorVax for your booster. You must be 18 years or older. For more details and to see if you qualify for the booster check out our website www.vax2normal.org/vaccine.
💉 1st or 2nd Dose Details
- If you need to get your first or second dose you can just walk-in, no appointment is required.
- Offering $100 gift cards to first doses only (*while supplies last). ... See more
✨While you won't blast off into space for getting the booster dose - it will provide out of this world protection!
So who qualifies for the Pfizer booster dose?
⭐️ People age 65+
⭐️ People age 18+ in long term care settings
⭐️ People age 18-65 with underlying medical conditions
⭐️ People age 18-64 at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
These recommendations are for individuals who previously received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine primary series. For more information or to schedule an appointment with us for your Pfizer booster visit www.vax2normal.org. ... See more
Happy 15th #WorldRabiesDay! A global health observance to raise awareness about rabies and bring together partners to enhance prevention and control efforts worldwide.
FACT: Did you know that in Ohio you are required to report animal bites within 24 hours to your local health department? Franklin County Residents can report animal bites here: https://bit.ly/3kC1r8r
Visit our website (http://bit.ly/2PYnAfb) or the Rabies Alliance (https://rabiesalliance.org/resources/faqs) to find quick answers to your questions about exposure to rabies, symptoms, prevention and diagnosis. ... See more
Today is World Environmental Health Day 🌎
It's an opportunity to highlight the vital role of Environmental Health professionals. Our Environmental Health workforce guarantee that the environment around us – our homes, workplaces, schools, places we shop and eat and the many other places we go for fun – is safe, hygienic, and healthy.
Today and every day, we're thankful for the work Environmental Health Professionals do to ensure healthier communities around the globe!
For more information about what our Environmental Health Professionals do, visit https://myfcph.org/
#worldenvironmentalhealthday ... See more
We have the best nurses around!
So it was awesome to see our own Nurse Judy get highlighted by her alma mater Chamberlain University. If Judy seems familiar, it's because she was on the front line at our vaccination clinics throughout the year.
She's truly an amazing person, and we're so lucky to have her on our team.
Congratulations Judy! ... See more
There's a recall of the Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers after they have caused multiple infant deaths.
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/The-Boppy-Company-Recalls-Over-3-Million-Original-Newborn-Loungers-Boppy-Preferred-Newborn-Loungers-and-Pottery-Barn-Kids-Boppy-Newborn-Loungers-After-8-Infant-Deaths-Suffocation-Risk ... See more
First session is tomorrow at 1 p.m.!
It’s a "tail" as old as time: Your dog needs a walk!
But do you know a route with plenty of shade? What about the closest water found to keep you both hydrated?
Enter our walking maps!
We go on a walk audit of your neighborhood and create maps that accessible, walkable and connected to nearby parks or community centers.
To schedule a walk audit of your neighborhood, go to: https://form.jotform.com/212446476497164 ... See more
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month everyone!
Find the path to memories you’ll never forget.
Our walking maps help you and your children focus on bonding by putting the best path in the palm of your hand.
FCPH can generate a walking map of your area by going on a walk audit with you. Together, we’ll map out paths that are accessible, walkable and are connected to nearby parks or community centers.
To schedule a walk audit of your neighborhood, go to: https://form.jotform.com/212446476497164 ... See more
Kudos to Franklin County Board of Commissioners for this!
Even if your city doesn’t require it, keep wearing your masks to limit the spread of COVID-19! We hope more of our communities like City of Bexley, Ohio and The City of Whitehall, Ohio adopt masking to keep everyone healthy and safe! ... See more
Which mask do you want to wear?
Cases are rising in our community, but we have the tools to stay healthy and safe. Remember:
🔴 Wear a mask
🔴 Get vaccinated
They're simple, science-backed and the most surefire ways we have to limit the spread.
Stay well everyone! ... See more
COVID-19 doesn't take holidays! Let's keep each other safe this holiday weekend by using those public health measures we know work to help slow the spread. Right now, COVID-19 is ravaging through our communities and hospital capacity is reaching it's limits. Stay safe! ... See more
💜Today is Overdose Awareness Day. This global observance has provided a marked occasion to raise awareness and remember those lost to overdose and aims to eliminate the stigma of a drug-related death. You can make an impact by sharing our overdose prevention work and resources with colleagues, partners, and loved ones. We invite you to help share our message: drug overdose is preventable and recovery is possible. To learn more about what we’re doing visit www.franklincountyrecovers.com.
We will be at Kroger (8460 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068) from 1-6 pm passing out Narcan and other resources to those in the community. 💜 ... See more
Tomorrow - August 31, FCPH and Whitehall’s Market on the Green will "Vax to Life."
This fun experience will feature FREE workout classes, DJs, FREE tie-dye (and free blank face masks to tie-dye), FREE vouchers for the farmers’ market items, raffle prizes, a food truck, FREE swag such as fanny packs, reusable water bottles, t-shirts and more! We’ll be vaccinating on-site and offering $100 gift cards for those who get their first-dose.
Market on the Green “Vax to Life” Pop Up Event
Tuesday August 31
3:30 – 6:30 pm
105 Norton Park Drive
Whitehall, Ohio 43213
https://whitehall-oh.us/581/Market-on-the-Green ... See more
It's going to be another hot day! Never leave children, pets or disabled persons in a closed vehicle. Even in cooler temperatures, your vehicle can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Be sure to keep your car locked while at home so that children don't wander into your car to play. It only takes 10 minutes in a hot car for a child to die. Also, always check your backseat before exiting your vehicle. https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/child-safety ... See more
Stay safe everyone! ☀️https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/extremeheat/index.html
You are not alone.
If you or a loved one need help, please call the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Hotline at 614-221-5445 or text HOME to 741741 for free crisis support. Talking to someone can help. ... See more
If you have to be outdoors today, find a buddy and look after each other to watch for symptoms of heat-related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses are a preventable condition caused by your body overheating usually in high temperatures, high humidity, and during strenuous physical activity. It can impact others with a sensitivity to heat such as the elderly or small children. Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness and requires immediate attention. https://bit.ly/3zj95cD ... See more
Happening this Friday at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank! https://vax2normal.org/vaccine/
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