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We're excited to introduce our new Community Profiles! These factsheets capture valuable information for each city, village and township as well as the County overall! Health District staff prepared them as a way to provide population and health equity information in addition to information on our public health services.


The profiles can be useful to local leadership as well as the general public. Data can be used on grant applications or to inform decisions. Data can also be shared with local partners and the public to better understand our community. 

We have provided a Community Profile FAQ to assist in understanding the factsheets. To find your particular profile, visit delawarehealth.org/community-health-data.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about the Health District, please email me at shiddleson@delawarehealth.org
 
Dedicated to Your Health, 
Shelia Hiddleson RN, MS
This report includes diseases that were classified, confirmed or probable during July-Sept 2019. There were increases in Hepatitis A, Viral Meningitis and Cyclosporiasis. Reports of Hepatitis B & C and Varicella were below their historical five-year average. Click here to view the full report.
 
Flu season is approaching! So "Git up and Get Vaccinated!"  You should get a flu vaccine before flu viruses begin to spread in your community. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. Make plans to get vaccinated early in fall, before flu season begins. 
             DGHD flu clinics opportunities:
-  Delaware clinic: Wednesdays 7:30-11am
-  Sunbury clinic: Mondays 9am-1pm 
-  One of our Community Flu Clinics
-  Or call 740-203-2040 to schedule an appointment
Save some time by filling out our flu form before coming in to the clinic! Enter code flu2019
Other News

Recycle Right Holiday String Lights!
Thanks to funding through the DKMM Solid Waste District, residents will have an opportunity to recycle old strings of holiday lights at several locations starting November 29. Learn where by
clicking here.

Vaping Health Alert 
As of Sept. 20, 2019, the Ohio Department of Health is requiring health care providers or any individual having knowledge to report all suspected cases of severe pulmonary disease with a history of vaping in the past 90 days, to the Health District by the end of the next business day.
Click here to learn more. 

Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Needed
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was founded by the federal government shortly after 9/11 to bring together volunteers who are committed to improving the health, safety, and resiliency of their communities. Medical and non-medial volunteers are trained and prepared to respond to emergencies and public health issues. To learn more about how to serve your community, click here. 

 
 
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