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…

ODH Bicycle Training Inspires Advocacy for Bicycling in Ross County

Chillicothe, OH – A trio of Ross County Health District and Chillicothe City Planning employees represented Ross County in the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) bicycle ride leader training, “Train the Trainer”, event from September 11-13 in Delaware, Ohio. The 30-hour “wheels-on-the-ground” training (masterfully facilitated by a team of four from Toole Design led by…

Legionella – Basic Information

Chillicothe, OH – As of this release, there have been no presumptive healthcare associated cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Ross County residents in 2023. In the last decade, there have been no general Legionella outbreaks or healthcare associated outbreaks of Legionella in Ross County. Legionella are bacteria that grow naturally in the environment. Legionella can…

Third Pool of Ross County Pool of Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Chillicothe, OH – A pool of mosquitoes captured from Park Street in Chillicothe has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This confirmation was received by Ross County Health District’s Director of Environmental Health, Kelly Spindler, and Health Commissioner Janelle McManis by the Ohio Department of Health. This is the third positive result for West Nile…

Second Ross County Pool of Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Chillicothe, OH – A pool of mosquitos captured from Green Township, Ross County, have tested positive for West Nile Virus. This confirmation was received by Ross County Health District’s Director of Environmental Health, Kelly Spindler, and Health Commissioner Janelle McManis by the Ohio Department of Health. This is the second positive result for West Nile…

West Nile Virus Detected in Ross County Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus Detected in Ross County Mosquitoes

First Pool of mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile Virus this Season in Ross County Chillicothe, OH – Ross County Health District’s Director of Environmental Health, Kelly Spindler, and Health Commissioner, Janelle McManis, have announced that the first group of mosquitoes to test positive in Ross County for West Nile Virus has been confirmed…