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My Journey to get an Ohio ID

June 29, 2011
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While the General Assembly continues to argue over election law and what constitutes proper identification for voting, I decided to test the system myself. Since most people who seek an Ohio ID are without a drivers license, I started with that assumption. I went to the Hilliard BMV and was told I didn’t have...

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Family Drug Court Works

April 9, 2011
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Family Drug Court Works

I am writing about a family drug court in Minnesota, but the same programs exist in Ohio. It is no surprise to those in the addiction field that drug courts, family drug courts, and mental health drug courts work. The story is of 24 year old Jenny Brown who two years ago was in...

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Health Outcomes for Ohio Counties

April 4, 2011
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Health Outcomes for Ohio Counties

The following text was sent to me in an email from The OF-1-MIND Campaign. Click here for an interactive map and much more information on your county. Where we live matters to our health.  The health of a community depends on many different factors, including quality of health care, individual behavior, education and jobs,...

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Strickland Must Have Been a Lousy Psychologist

January 27, 2010
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Yesterday, Governor Ted Strickland ( I thought I voted for a Democrat) once again ignored mental health and addiction issues in his State of the State address. Before the speech, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher and Janetta King, Strickland’s policy director, spoke in a conference call with health and human-services advocates. The advocates were told...

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Helping Hands Free H1N1 Clinic for 11/17/09

November 16, 2009
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HELPING HANDS FREE CLINIC will hold a Community based H1N1 vaccination clinics for all children, ages 6 months – 18 years, this coming Tuesday, November 17 from 5-8 PM at 1421 Morse Road, Columbus. These community based clinics will be open ONLY to the following groups: All children 6 months through their 18th year...

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H1N1 Update for Franklin County

November 12, 2009
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As of today, Columbus Public Health has vaccinated 12,664 people, while the Franklin County Board of Health has vaccinated 5,908. This has been accomplished through their mobile Point of Distribution Sites (PODS). What will the rest of November look like? Children and young adults will continue to be a priority. In early December, there...

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H1N1 Clinics for Children on 11/13 and 11/14

November 12, 2009
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MEDIA ADVISORY – Franklin County Board of Health H1N1 Clinics WHAT: H1N1 Vaccination Clinics WHO: Franklin County Board of Health WHEN: Friday, November 13th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Rickenbacker International Airport 2241 John Circle Drive, Columbus, OH 43217 DETAILS: These community based...

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Columbus Public Health Announces Two H1N1 Clinics for Children

November 2, 2009
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This kind of late, but I just got the email today and noticed the media advisory had been released on October 30, 2009. As Lisa of Glass City Jungle I believe has correctly pointed out here, leave the bubbles at home. COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH Friday, October 30, 2009 MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Community based H1N1...

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Columbus Public Health Announces H1N1 Clinic for Children

October 26, 2009
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Here is a copy of the press release: COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH Monday, October 26, 2009 MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: First Children H1N1 Vaccination Clinic Scheduled WHO: Columbus Public Health WHEN AND WHERE: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Ohio Historical Society, 1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus The Ohio Historical Center is located just off of I-71 on 17th...

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BREAKING – Franklin County ADAMH Board Cuts Become Real

August 26, 2009
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Recently, I posted here about the cuts to area agencies that the Franklin County ADAMH board was planning. Today those cuts became real. Money to help the mentally ill and to treat and prevent alcohol and drug addiction was slashed by $10.8 million, as the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County...

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