February 11, 2016

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Prevent Falls: Check on your neighbor!

You recognize snow and ice as dangerous, but did you know that holiday decorations and shopping can be risky too? Winter weather and conditions can increase risk of falling, especially for older adults. Falls are not a normal part of aging, but as we … Read More…

Avoid Catastrophe: Start With Food Safety

 Are you a first-time holiday host? Or, are you an experienced entertainer with many years of festivities behind you? No matter your culinary level, check out the tips below to fine tune your food safety skills so that guests rave about your cook… Read More…

December Fit Walks

Don’t hang up your sneakers just yet – Lorain County Fit Walks are now indoors. In December, fitness walks are a great opportunity to get active for FREE while staying out of the cold. Dates for fitness walks this month are:

• On Mondays: Decemb… Read More…

Thanksgiving Holiday – Office Closed!

 The Lorain County General Health District office will be closed on Thursday, Novmber 26, and Friday, November 27, so that our staff can celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. The office will reopen on Monday, November 30.
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Come to the Zero-Proof Mix-Off!

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, the 14th Annual Zero-Proof Mix-Off will be back and bigger than ever, with holiday fun lasting from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lorain County Community College’s Spitzer Conference Center. Kick off the holiday season… Read More…

The Great American Smokeout

Will November 19th be your day to quit? The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit smoking, or to plan in advance to quit smoking on that day…. Read More…

Turkey Trouble? Cook it safely!

Festive family meals are a highlight of the holiday season. Don’t spoil yours by eating spoiled food! Safely preparing a meal is one way to keep your guests healthy this holiday season. For starters, did you know that leaving your bird thawing o… Read More…

Rethink Your Drink: UH Avon Chooses Water First

UH Avon Health Center got creative with their Water First for Thirst campaign.

UH Avon Health and Fitness Center kicked off their Water First for Thirst campaign this past summer. With 80 employees and over 30,000 fitness center visitors each month, this campaign had a large potential impact! 

UH Avon employees used LCGHD’s downloadable Water First for Thirst toolkit to help them adapt promotional materials, post flyers, and send out public service announcements. They also launched a digital campaign, using social media posts and e-blasts. Finally, water pitchers and water dispensers put the “Water First” message at the forefront of everyone’s minds and increased visibility of water, the best beverage choice

UH Avon also included a challenge component in their campaign. The goal? To challenge participants to drink eight 8-oz. glasses of water every day. Participants received punch cards to track the amount of water they drank throughout the week, and they turned in their completed cards take a chance at winning some prizes. Here are the results of the campaign, by the numbers!

  • 87 people registered for the challenge.
  • 43 people turned in at least one punch card.
  • 32 participants turned in all three punch cards.
  • 7 out of 7 found the campaign beneficial to their knowledge of fluid intake.
  • 6 out of 7 increased their water intake based on the challenge requirement.
  • 6 out of 7 participants surveyed would compete in this challenge again.

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Register Now! Lorain County Wellness Network

 Mental health is an important piece to the puzzle of life! Don’t leave mental health promotion out of worksite and community wellness programs! Attend the next Lorain County Wellness Network meeting to learn strategies from the experts.
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Immunizations Just Got Easier

The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) is now offering immunizations by appointment in order to make it easier for Lorain County residents to get vaccinated. Instead of walking in and waiting, get vaccinated at a time and place th… Read More…