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Got Drugs? We Are Taking Them Back April 26

On April 26, from 10am-2pm local agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. There are two sites in Zanesville:


DRIVE-THRU at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department (205 N. 7th St). Needles & liquids ARE ACCEPTED. Flyer Poster


WALK-IN at Riesbecks Pick N Save (June Parkway). Needles & liquids ARE NOT ACCEPTED.


Miss the Drug Take Back Event?

Take them to the Permanent Medication Drop-off: Muskingum County Jail Lobby (28 N. 4th Street, Zanesville) Permanent Medication Drop-off How to properly dispose of unused medicines


Board of Health Meeting

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health will start its monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014. 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.  


Chicks are Not for Kissing

Parents should think twice before giving baby birds for Easter. Why? Salmonella can be spread from handling baby chicks, their food, and bedding. Risks of Chicks


National Infant Immunization Week is April 26-May 3

Stop serious childhood diseases in their tracks. Put up a wall of protection with safe, proven vaccines. Learn more about NIIW


One Text or Call Could Wreck It All

In an effort to make our roads safer, the Muskingum County Safe Community Coalition announced today that it has joined the One Text or Call Could Wreck It All campaign to stop distracted driving.  The Safe Community Coalition has pledged its support to help spread the message that distracted drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road. More


Learn about Vaccine Safety & Mumps

Before vaccines are licensed in the United States, they are studied in clinical trials. Vaccine Safety To date, there are no confirmed mumps cases in Muskingum County. If you feel you may have mumps, or if you feel you may need a MMR or a booster, please see your physician. ZMCHD Mumps Update CDC Mumps


FREE Parenting Class May 9th

Help Me Grow, located at 333 Putnam Avenue, is offering FREE Parenting Classes once a month. The next class is Friday, May 14, from 10:30am-12:00pm. Make a craft! Snacks will also be provided. To register: 450-3275 extension 222 or e-mail hmg@zmchd.org.


Breastfeeding Cafe is May 14th

Are you a breastfeeding mom? Come to the Breastfeeding Moms Group! The group meets every month from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Muskingum County WIC office (333 Putnam Ave in Zanesville). 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.


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. Childrens program flyer Adults program flyer


Maternal & Child Health Message: Prevent Child Abuse.

Reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect by Babywearing. Learn more This message sponsored by Healthier Muskingum County Network, Maternal & Child Health Subgroup including Muskingum Valley Health Centers, Genesis OB/GYN, Family Health Services, BCMH, Help Me Grow, Muskingum County WIC, Muskingum County Head Start, and United Way.


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


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Revised: 4/17/2014