November 27, 2015


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…

Get the Facts on Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are parasites that feed on humans. If people aren’t available, they instead will feed on other warm-blooded animals, including birds, rodents, bats, and pets. In the past decade, bed bugs have begun making a comeback across the United S… Read More…

Now Accepting Applications: Zero-Proof Mix-Off!

The Zero-Proof Mix-Off’s focus on holiday celebrations and safe driving choices is as important as ever in Lorain County. Did you know 24 people have died on our roads so far this year? Over half of those people died in a crash that involved alcohol a… Read More…

FREE Breast Cancer Screening

Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women? It usually takes the form of a lump or thickening in the breast. While lumps are common and most are not cancerous, it is still a good idea to have your doctor check any lumps you … Read More…