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Child Passenger Safety Week: Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many times deaths & injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters & seatbelts. Our trained staff with Help Me Grow & WIC can show you how to choose the right car seat for your child & how to install car seats in your vehicle correctly. To make sure your child is protected, call to make a car seat check by appointment: 450-3275 or 454-5040. Learn more


Breastfeeding Cafe is Sept 17

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.

Board of Health Meeting

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health will start its monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, September 18, 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.  


September is National Preparedness Month

This years theme is Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare. Take action by participating in Americas Prepareathon! on or around September 30. Each week also has a preparedness theme. Check them out by clicking here.


This is Food Safety Awareness Month

This years theme is 20-Year Anniversary: Top 20 Tips. More


Muskingum County WIC Closed Sept 25

WIC will be closed Thursday, September 25th for a staff training. The office will reopen Friday, September 26th at 8:00am.


Prescription Drug Drop Off is Sept 27

Got Drugs? Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal, from 10am-2pm in the Health Department Parking Lot at 205 N. 7th Street. This is a DRIVE-THRU event. Drug Drop Off Flyer


Unable to Attend the Prescription Drug Drop Off?

Turn in your unused or expired medication 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, and they will let you in to drop off your medications into the permanent vault. Permanent Medication Collection Site Flyer How to properly dispose of unused medicines


To Request Mosquito Spraying

Call 454-9741 extension 300. Report your name and address of location. Calls are retrieved daily to set the spraying schedule. List of Sprayed Areas


Caring for Your Septic System

The accumulated solids in the bottom of the septic tank should be pumped out every three to five years to prolong the life of your system. Neglect or abuse of your septic system can cause it to fail. Failing septic systems can cause a serious health threat to your family & neighbors. More


Human Trafficking Awareness Event is Oct 7

Human Trafficking Event Flyer


Save the Date for Free Flu Shots

Join us Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds, DRIVE-THRU 9am-5pm. Available to Muskingum County residents ONLY ages 9 and older while supplies last.


FREE Parenting Class

Help Me Grow, located at 333 Putnam Avenue, is offering FREE Parenting Classes once a month. The next class is Friday, October 10, from 10:30am-12:00pm.  Learn more about how you can prepare for an emergency. Snacks will also be provided. To register: 450-3275 extension 222 or e-mail hmg@zmchd.org.


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


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


Revised: 9/15/2014