Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
5966 Heisley Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060

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2017

  • LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERING PROJECT DAWN (DEATHS AVOIDED WITH NALOXONE) CLINIC December 5, 2017PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                       CONTACT:  Haley Russo (440) 350-2844December 4, 2017                                                                                                                         LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICTLAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERING PROJECT DAWN (DEATHS AVOIDED WITH NALOXONE) CLINICThe Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) will be offering a Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) clinic for all community members on December 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The clinic is available to anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in obtaining the knowledge and skills to recognize an overdose and use Naloxone (Narcan). Heroin accounted for almost half of all unintentional drug-related deaths in Lake County in 2016 and fentanyl-related deaths accounted for almost 70%.The Project DAWN clinic will take place at LCGHD, located at 5966 Heisley Road in Mentor, Ohio. If you wish to register or have any questions about the clinic, please contact Haley Russo at 440-350-2844. ###

  • 23rd ANNUAL PROTECT & SERVE TAVERN SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH December 1, 2017PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                    CONTACT:  Haley Russo (440) 350-2844November 28, 2017                                                                                                                    LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT 23rd ANNUAL PROTECT & SERVE TAVERN SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, NOON TO 4 P.M. AT GREAT LAKES MALL             The 23rd Annual Protect & Serve Tavern will take place Saturday, December 9th from noon – 4:00 p.m. at the Great Lakes Mall located at 7850 Mentor Avenue in Mentor, Ohio. Hosted by the Lake County Crime Prevention Taskforce, the Lake County Association of Chiefs of Police and the Lake County Safe Communities Coalition, this event will remind everyone to drive sober this holiday season.Local police chiefs will act as bartenders, serving non-alcoholic drinks and snacks to mall shoppers. Due to many generous donations received from local businesses, this event is free to the public. Local police departments will invite shoppers to try the “Fatal Vision” goggle demonstration, which mimics alcohol impairment. Free recipes featuring tasty non-alcoholic beverages created by the Lake County police departments will also be available.“To date in 2017, of the eight fatal crashes, four had confirmed alcohol involvement. The Protect & Serve Tavern is one of the many ways we work with our local law enforcement to remind the community to celebrate safely this holiday season,” said Haley Russo, Coordinator of the Lake County Safe Communities Coalition and Lake County General Health District Health Educator.This holiday season, the Lake County Crime Prevention Taskforce, the Lake County Association of Chiefs of Police and the Lake County Safe Communities Coalition are teaming up with the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind all drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving. With the holiday festivities and extra office parties taking place, it is essential to plan a sober ride home before the events begin. This holiday season, as you head out for a night of merrymaking, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.  Here are a few simple tips to insure that everyone has a fun evening and gets home safely:Plan a safe way home before festivities begin;Before drinking, designate a sober driver;If you are impaired, take a taxi or call a sober friend or family member for a ride home;If you happen to see an impaired driver on the road, call #667 to reach law enforcement;If you know someone who is going to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them find arrangements to get where they are going safely Let’s make sure everyone has a safe and happy holiday season! ###

  • NOVEMBER 7 - TB CLINIC CANCELED November 2, 2017NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                CONTACT: Tara Perkins (440) 350-2439November 2, 2017                                                                                                LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT  NOVEMBER 7  – TB CLINIC CANCELED The Lake County General Health District Clinical & Community Health Services will be canceling the Walk-In TB (tuberculosis) Clinic on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.We would like to remind you that there is another TB Clinic scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Lake County General Health District is located at 5966 Heisley Road in Mentor, Ohio. Please call 440-350-2554 should you have any questions regarding our TB Clinic. ###

  • LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT RECEIVES $84,000 IN TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS November 2, 2017PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                              CONTACT:  Haley Russo (440) 350-2844 November 2, 2017                                                                                                                                LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICTLAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT RECEIVES $84,000 IN TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTSHealth Commissioner Ron H. Graham today announced today that the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $84,000 in federal traffic safety funding to Lake County General Health District (LCGHD). $42,000 was awarded to perform grant activities in Lake County, while $42,000 was awarded to carry out grant activities in Geauga County for federal fiscal year 2018.“The data demonstrates that Lake County residents work and vacation in Geauga County; and likewise, Geauga County residents work and vacation in Lake County. Administering both grants to keep the two communities safe just makes sense. Through partnerships with law enforcement and other community organizations, our goal is to reduce the number of traffic-related motor vehicle deaths in Lake and Geauga Counties,” said Health Commissioner Ron H. Graham.LCGHD has identified that seat belt usage, improper seat belt use, impaired driving and distracted driving are impacting the safety and welfare of the citizens of Lake and Geauga Counties. To save lives and improve the quality of life for the citizens, LCGHD will use the grant funds to coordinate two Safe Communities Coalitions. Both coalitions will conduct educational campaigns and awareness activities that will promote various aspects of traffic safety.OSHP reports that as of October 9th, 2017 Lake County had six fatal crashes on Lake County roadways, two being confirmed alcohol-related. OSHP also reports that as of September 5th, 2017 Geauga County had seven fatal crashes on Geauga County roadways, with one being alcohol-related.For more information about OTSO and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, log onto http://ohiohighwaysafetyoffice.ohio.gov/index.stm. For more information on Lake County General Health District, visit www.lcghd.org. ###

  • LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERING PROJECT DAWN (DEATHS AVOIDED WITH NALOXONE) CLINIC October 31, 2017PRESS RELEASE                                                                                    CONTACT:  Haley Russo (440) 350-2844 October 31, 2017                                                                                       LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICTLAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERING PROJECT DAWN (DEATHS AVOIDED WITH NALOXONE) CLINICThe Lake County General Health District will be offering a Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) clinic for all community members on November 8th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The clinic is available to anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in obtaining the knowledge and skills to recognize an overdose and use Naloxone (Narcan). Heroin accounted for almost half of all unintentional drug-related deaths in Lake County in the year 2016 and fentanyl-related deaths accounted for almost 70%.The Project DAWN clinic will take place at the Lake County General Health District, located at 5966 Heisley Road in Mentor, Ohio. If you wish to register or have any questions about the clinic, please contact Haley Russo at 440-350-2844.Drug-Related Deaths by Zip Code in 2016  ###