Delaware County Healthiest in State Ninth Year Straight

DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware Public Health District is pleased to announce that Delaware County is the healthiest county in Ohio for the ninth year straight.   The 2023 County Health Rankings issued today places Delaware County as first in Ohio for both health outcomes and health factors. Health outcomes focus on how healthy people are presently and health factors are based on how healthy people will be in the future. The rankings, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and [...]

March 29th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

KDCB Recognizes Community with 2022 Awards

Delaware, OH — Several community members, businesses, schools and groups recently received recognition through the 2022 Keep Delaware County Beautiful Awards, including: The Recycling Award, which recognizes an outstanding effort or action that contributes significantly toward the success of recycling in Delaware County, went to two different recipients – Genoa Township and local high school [...]

February 27th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

DPHD Announces Availability of Funds for Healthy Lifestyle Projects through Mini Grant Program

Delaware, OH — The Delaware Public Health District Community Health division is announcing today the availability of $15,000 in limited grant funds to promote projects aimed at enhancing physical activity, healthy eating, and access to opportunities that promote living a healthy lifestyle for Delaware County residents through the Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) Mini Grant program. Funds from [...]

February 1st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SAFE Set to Remember Those Lost to Traffic Crashes in 2022

Delaware, OH — Each November, the SAFE Delaware County Coalition acknowledges those who passed away due to motor vehicle crashes in Delaware County through a remembrance ceremony. Traditionally a display of wreaths with the name of each victim is dedicated as a reminder to drive safely during the holiday season. This year’s ceremony will remember the 13 traffic crash [...]

November 14th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Board of Health Selects New Health Commissioner

Delaware, Oh. -- The Board of Health on Tuesday voted to approve the hiring of Garrett Guillozet as the next Health Commissioner of the Delaware Public Health District.     Guillozet has over 17 years of direct experience in local public health, including most recently serving as the Health Commissioner for Ross County Health District since 2020. In [...]

October 26th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Walk to School Day’ Set for October 12

Delaware, Oh. – Delaware City Schools and Olentangy Schools will join schools from around the U.S. to celebrate National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022.  Delaware City School students from Carlisle, Conger, Shultz, Smith and Woodward Elementary Schools and Olentangy School students from Alum Creek and Tyler Run Elementary Schools will be [...]

October 7th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SAFE Warning Drivers to Stay Cautious

Delaware, Oh. — The SAFE Delaware County Coalition is warning drivers to take safety precautions while on the roadways as 2022 is on a trend to be the deadliest in Delaware County since 2016.   “Historically, the county suffers anywhere from four to 8 deadly motor vehicle crashes during the last three months of the year,” said Jackie Bain, [...]

October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health Commissioner Announces Departure from Health District

Delaware, Oh. -- Health Commissioner Shelia Hiddleson announced to the Board of Health this week that she will retire from the Delaware Public Health District on Dec. 31, 2022 as she has accepted a full-time position with the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), where she will be able to use her skills, many of which were [...]

September 2nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments