van wert county general health district

Van Wert County General Health District

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Did You Know? February 24, 2023

An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: Climate change and particulate air pollution pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health. Longer-term exposure to poor air quality from particulate matter increases risk of a cardiac event by about 10%. Find tools and resources to address risks at  Read More.

Did You Know? February 3, 2023

“Did You Know?” is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action! Read More.

Did You Know? December 16, 2022

An infographic titled Did You Know? Text says: CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is recruiting associates beginning January 18! PHAP strengthens the front lines of public health and supports the growth of future public health professionals. 80% of PHAP graduates accepted public health jobs in 2021. Recent college graduates interested in a career in […]

COVID-19 update, Oct. 13, 2022

The Van Wert County General Health District is now reporting WEEKLY COVID-19 numbers from the Ohio Department of Health. As of 2 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 13, 2022: Van Wert County: Cases: 7,642 (+31 since 10/6/22) Hospitalizations: 177 (no change since 10/6/22) Deaths: 151 (no change since 10/6/22) Presumed Recovered: 7,396 (+45 since 10/6/22) The Van […]

Work for us, job opening for Help Me Grow Home Visitor/supervisor

Come work for us at the Van Wert County Health Department. Job opening: Full-time position for a Help Me Grow Home Visitor/ supervisor. Help Me Grow is Ohio’s evidenced-based parent support program that encourages early prenatal and well-baby care, as well as parenting education to promote the comprehensive health and development of children. The supervisor […]

Updated COVID-19 boosters available

VAN WERT — The new and updated COVID-19 immunizations will be available to the general public beginning with the COVID-19 Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the Van Wert County Health Department, 1179 Westwood Drive, Suite 300 in Van Wert. The updated vaccine is bivalent which includes the […]

VWCGHD seeks full-time Health Commissioner

VAN WERT (August 19, 2022) The Van Wert County General Health District is seeking a full-time Health Commissioner. This employee plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Health District; enforces laws and regulations within the jurisdiction of the Health District and its programs; as well as assesses organizational and structural needs […]

Coloring contest underway

Lead is a heavy metal that can be found naturally occurring in the earth. Although lead is not commonly used in paints anymore, there are other commonly used ways to be exposed. To help educate and prevent poisoning, Van Wert County General Health District will be hosting a coloring contest for anyone under 18. There […]

Back to School Immunizations offered

VAN WERT – The Van Wert County Health Department is scheduling additional opportunities to have your child vaccinated for the upcoming school year. Walk-in clinics, with no appointment necessary, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on July 11 and August 8. We are also taking appointments at 419-238-0808 ext. 107 for late clinics […]

VWCHD Investigates Nuisance Complaints

VAN WERT — A nuisance has many definitions.  A few examples include: The Van Wert County General Health District is required to investigate nuisance conditions in the county under the authority of Ohio Revised Code 3709.21.  This code states the health department’s responsibility when it comes to protecting the public’s health from nuisances.  Nuisance reports […]