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National Public Health Week
4/4/16 LICKING COUNTY, OHIO – April 4-10 is National Public Health Week.  This annual event allows time to recognize the contributions of public health and to bring to light issues that are important to protecting public health in our communities.
“National Public Health Week is a great chance to reflect on the accomplishments made by public health workers to positively impact our health and quality of life.” said Joe Ebel, Licking County Health Commissioner.  “Our staff is committed to protecting and promoting public health in Licking County, and striving to improve the health of our residents.”
The Health Department has adopted an overarching strategic goal of reducing the adult smoking rate in Licking County from 26% to 13% by 2023.  The department has also established 5 additional strategic priorities.  The priorities include:
  1. Tobacco Free Living
  2. Increase Physical Activity
  3. Promote Healthy Eating
  4. Communicate Public Health Messages
  5. Effectively Administer the Health District
For more information about the Health Department’s strategic plan and public health programs visit 
“The Licking County Health Department serves more than 160,000 citizens in the Licking County General Health District by preventing disease, protecting the environment and promoting healthy lifestyles with a vision of healthy people living in healthy communities.”
Media Contact: Public Information Officer, LCHD,, (740) 349-6488

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