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Evening Breastfeeding Cafe is August 5

Daytime working moms, we are here for you, too! Join us every first Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department at 205 N. 7th Street. Come join other breastfeeding moms, current, past and future. The group is a great place to ask your breastfeeding and parenting questions, get your baby weighed, talk with our Breastfeeding Peer Helper and IBCLC, and make new friends! For more information: 454-5040 or Find us on Facebook: Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms.

Party in the Park August 8

Join us from 10am-Noon at the Dillon Dam Pavilion & Playground! Any current or past breastfeeding moms and children, support people, siblings, pregnant moms interested in breastfeeding, breastfeeding advocates are welcome. Light refreshments and door prizes provided. For information or to RSVP: 740-454-5040 or Find us on Facebook: Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms. Event Flyer


Morning Breastfeeding Cafe is August 12

The Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms Group meets every month from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Muskingum County WIC at 333 Putnam Avenue. Its a chance for local moms to talk about breastfeeding and other parenting topics. Its also a safe and fun place for babies and toddlers to play. New, expectant & experienced Moms welcome! For more information: 454-5040 or Find us on Facebook: Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms.

Current Job Openings

Job openings include a Dietitian or Registered Diet Technician & a Family Nurse Practitioner. If you are interested in applying for a position, click here.


Prevent Disease from Mosquitoes & Ticks

This summer, make mosquito and tick bite prevention part of your outdoor plans.
Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes AND Request Spraying & Spray Schedule AND Avoid Ticks

Search New Online Inspection Reports

Now you can access inspection reports related to Muskingum County restaurants, grocery stores, mobile food units, vending machines, public swimming pools & spas, and campgrounds.

Dont Text & Drive

While anything that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind off the task of driving is a hazard, there is heightened concern about the risks of texting while driving because it combines all three types of distraction: visual, manual, and cognitive. You can help the Muskingum County Safe Communities Coalition to spread the word and save lives. More


WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program Continues

Now through October: Take your WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons to a Farmers Market location near you. Look for a FMNP sign; each farmer accepting WIC coupons will display a sign. Choose the authorized produce you want to buy and give your coupons to the farmer. Bring your WIC Nutrition Card with you. For a list of Farmers Market locations in Muskingum County and authorized fruits, vegetables, and herbs, see our Farmers Market Brochure.

Be Safe in the Sun

July is Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month. UV rays come from the sun and tanning beds. UV rays can cause sunburns, eye cataracts, skin aging, suppress of immune system, and skin cancer. When going outside it is important to SLIP on a shirt, SLOP on sunscreen, SLAP on a hat, and WRAP on sunglasses. More

Have a Food Safe Summer

While the warmer weather conditions may be ideal for outdoor picnics and barbecues, the summer months typically see a spike in reports of foodborne illness. Summer Food Safety Food Safety for Groups & Outside Events

Drive Sober Campaign Kickoff August 17

Join us at 2:30pm at the Muskingum County Fair as the Muskingum County Safe Community Coalition launches the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign! This is part of a state funding grant given to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department that helps to provide education to prevent impaired driving/alcohol -related fatal crashes. Last year in Muskingum County, there were 70 crashes related to alcohol & drugged drivers. Year to date, there have already been 31. These numbers do not include the Sheriffs Office or any Police Departments. More to be announced.


Board of Health Meets August 20

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health will start its monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Regular meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the health department, 205 N. 7th Street, Zanesville. For information: 454-9741 X 282.  May Board Meeting Minutes


Visit Our New Blog
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department has started a new blog that will detail all services offered at ZMCHD. This blog can be found at www.zmchd.blogspot.com and will feature posts about ZMCHD services and current health news. More

Muskingum Moves Needs Your Feedback

Muskingum Moves is a community task force; a partnership between Genesis HealthCare System, Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, and Muskingum Recreation Center. Our mission is to support local families through the promotion of healthy events and activities to educate and support healthier lifestyles in Muskingum County. We need your feedback! Click here to complete a short survey. Muskingum Moves is looking for sponsors! For info: hshuster@genesishcs.org. Find us on Facebook & Twitter: Muskingum Moves.

Muskingum County Launches Project DAWN

ZMCHD, Muskingum Behavioral Health (MBH), and Mental Health & Recovery Services Board have teamed up to launch Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone): an overdose prevention and education project. Kits are available while supplies last. Those interested in naloxone training can call ZMCHD at 740-454-9741 (dial 2 for Nursing) to make a confidential appointment. News Release


Parenting Class is TBA

Join us for a FREE Parenting Class. More TBA. To register: 450-3275 extension 222 or e-mail hmg@zmchd.org.


Drug Drop Off Box in Muskingum County Jail Lobby

The DEA has no plans to sponsor more Drug Take Back Days; however, unused or expired medication may be turned in for safe disposal at the Muskingum County Jail Lobby (28 N. 4th Street, Zanesville). The lobby is open 24 hours 7 days a week. Just walk up, press the buzzer, enter the lobby, and drop off medications into the permanent vault. Authorized Collector Flyer How to Dispose of Unused Medicines Learn More


Smoking Complaint?

To report a smoking complaint, call 1-866-559-OHIO (6446) or e-mail NoSmoke@odh.ohio.gov. All complaints must be made to the Ohio Department of Health, who then forwards complaints on to our department. Our sanitarians investigate each complaint.    

Free Eye Exam & Glasses if You Qualify

Do you need help paying for an eye exam and/or glasses? We may be able to help, if you do not have Medicaid or other vision insurance. Program Flyers


Muskingum County Citizen Alert

Be alerted about emergencies and other important community alerts by signing up for this Notification System sponsored by the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency. Register for this free service: Muskingum County Citizen Alert


Contact Us
Question or comment? Email jenniferh@zmchd.org. We will respond as soon as possible.

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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm.


Revised: 8/3/2015