Healthy & Safe Lifestyles

National Nutrition Month

Plate in ShapeBefore you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your bowl. Eating the right food is the #1 preventive measure you can take to be healthier. Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean protein foods contain the nutrients you need to be healthier. Everyday, you should eat foods from all the food groups. In today’s fast-paced world, we know it’s tough to eat the right things, but with a little bit of planning, you can do it. MORE >



Child Car Seats

Car Seats Knox County OhioChild safety seats are required by law in every state because they provide the best protection for infants and young children. The Health Department provides car seats to income-eligible parents,  has information on how to choose the right car seat and can help with the installation of the seat. MORE >




Wash Those Hands!

Hand Washing Knox County OhioThe simple activity of washing your hands often has the potential to save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention?  Oct. 15 is Global Hand Washing day, but it is important promote and practice hand washing. It is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent disease and sickness. MORE >




Tobacco Cessation

Stop Smoking Treatment, Knox County The health department offers free counseling and free nicotine replacement therapy to combat with the addiction to tobacco. The program is designed to help tobacco users Put It Out for Good within an eight-week timeframe. Combining counseling and nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine patches, gum or lozenges) improves a person’s chances of quitting. Ongoing classes are held every Thursday night in the health department conference room. MORE >


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Public Health - Knox County Health DepartmentPublic Health is about focused community efforts to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the environment. It is what we do with our community partners to ensure conditions that support the health and well- being of our residents.


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Monday-Friday   8:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.
Third Tuesday of every month, open until 6 p.m.

Phone: 740-392-2200    Fax: 740-392-9613

For public health emergencies during
non-business hours, call

740-397-3333, Ext.#1

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11660 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050