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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…