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FAIRFIELD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: NURSING
FAIRFIELD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:
SAFE SLEEP
ALONE. BACK. CRIB.
On average 3 babies die each week in Ohio in unsafe sleep environments. 66% of these deaths are cause from babies not sleeping Alone. Babies are 18 times more likely to suffocate when they are not placed on their Back's to sleep. Unintentional suffocation when baby is not sleeping in a Crib is the leading cause of death in infants under 12months of age.

Learn more about safe sleep practices and safe sleep environments.
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/safesleep/
FAIRFIELD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: ALONE. BACK. CRIB.
FAIRFIELD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:
SAFE SLEEP
ALONE. BACK. CRIB.
On average 3 babies die each week in Ohio in unsafe sleep environments. 66% of these deaths are cause from babies not sleeping Alone. Babies are 18 times more likely to suffocate when they are not placed on their Back's to sleep. Unintentional suffocation when baby is not sleeping in a Crib is the leading cause of death in infants under 12months of age.

Learn more about safe sleep practices and safe sleep environments.
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/safesleep/
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
The Nursing Division is responsible for providing public health nursing services to the residents of Fairfield County.  The primary goal of the nursing division is to promote healthy lifestyles by addressing chronic, acute, and communicable diseases through community planning, health education, and public health nursing services.  Nursing services are provided under the guidance of Dr. Mark E. Aebi, Medical Director, and Gwen Shafer, RN, BSN, Nursing Director.  Nursing services are tailored to meet community concerns and needs.

THE NURSING DIVISION PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
Childhood Immunization Clinics
Travel and Adult Immunization Clinics
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutritional Services
Communicable Diseases Investigation and Reporting Services
  Communicable Disease Reporting Number: 740-475-9057
Appointed TB Unit for Fairfield County
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) - a home visiting program for children with disabilities
view changes to Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING: NEWS + RESOURCES
CDC 2017 Immunization Schedules for Children and Teens
Opiate Drop-Off Information >> View Details
Zika information: ODH info >> View Details;  ODH Fact Sheet >> View Details
WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program
CDC Lice + Parasites + Fact Sheet
Flu Vaccine Scheduling: 740-652-2800
What to do if you get the Flu + Seasonal Flu Info: ODH Information / CDC Information
HIPAA Privacy Policy
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

Mumps Fact Sheet  / CDC info >> View Details
• Head Lice: Parasites Appearance / Transmit / Treatment
CONTACT US
Gwen Shafer
Nursing Director
P: 740-652-2827
Email

Mary Smith
WIC Program Coordinator
P: 740-652-2845
Fax: 740-652-1523
Email

Fairfield  Department
of Health
1550 Sheridan Drive
Suite 100 (map)
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-652-2800
Childhood Immunizations
walk-in School Immunization Clinics
public health nursing services for fairfield county ohio