RCHD Awarded $25,000 for OEPA Mosquito Control Grant

Chillicothe, OH – The Ross County Health District’s (RCHD) Environmental Division was awarded $25,000 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (OEPA) Mosquito Control Grant (MCG). Funding will last from May 2024 to April 2025. $1,060,682 was awarded to 58 health departments and municipalities across 47 Ohio counties. $188,368 of the funds are dedicated specifically for…

Recovery Outreach Event Connects Ross County Residents to Resources and Treatment

Chillicothe, OH – Ross County community partners collaborated in connecting Ross County residents to drug treatment providers and other resources over the course of a 2-day outreach event last month. Community outreach teams included members from the Chillicothe Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ross County Sheriff’s Office, Ross County Community Action, First Capital Cornerstone…

Overdose Spike Alert Issued for Ross County

Overdose Spike Alert Issued for Ross County

Ross County, OH – The Ross County Health District (RCHD), in partnership with the Chillicothe Police Department and Ross County Sheriff’s Office, is alerting our community about an increase in suspected drug overdoses in our community. Ross County has seen a reported increase of overdoses within a 24-hour period higher than the usual threshold in…

Kloey Stevens receives PORT Life Saver Award

Kloey Stevens receives PORT Life Saver Award

Congratulations to Kloey Stevens (RCHD Community Health Worker) – recipient of Ross County Post Overdose Response Team – PORT‘s Life Saver Award! Kloey was part of an outreach team last week closest to an overdose call. Kloey’s team was able to respond and administer #naloxone.💜 Way to go, Kloey! Kloey is pictured (center) with Chillicothe…

Ross County Health District Awarded Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Grant

Ross County Health District Awarded Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Grant

Ross County Health District (RCHD) has been awarded $182,245 to coordinate Medical Reserve Corps activities in Ohio’s Southeast Central region. RCHD is one of eight regional subrecipients chosen by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Bureau of Health Preparedness (BHP) of the MRC State, Territory and Tribal Nations, Representative Organizations for Next Generation (STTRONG) regional…

RCHD’s Brittany Burns awarded Prevention Advocate of the Year Award

Chillicothe, OH – Brittany Burns of the Ross County Health District was honored as Prevention Advocate of the Year at Hope Partnership Project’s Annual Meeting held on November 14 at Ohio University Chillicothe’s Stevenson Center. Burns was presented the award by Ohio University Department of Social Work Assistant Professor and First Capital Cornerstone of Change…

RCHD Awarded $150,000 Adolescent Health Resiliency Grant

RCHD Awarded $150,000 Adolescent Health Resiliency Grant

Chillicothe, OH – The Ross County Health District was awarded $150,000 through the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Adolescent Health Resiliency grant. The three-year grant will fund trauma-informed care training for adults who work with adolescents and provide opportunities for a safe and supportive connection to trusted adults within the community. Having a connection to…

Safe Communities Grant Awarded to Ross County Health District

Safe Communities Grant Awarded to Ross County Health District

Chillicothe, OH – The Ross County Health District was awarded $38,500 through the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Safe Communities grant to promote traffic safety awareness in Ross County. The grant requires a local coalition to meet regularly for discussion of education and prevention activities. Safe Communities education will be provided at select community events…