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Ottawa County Safety Council celebrates Addiction Recovery Month

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The observance’s main focus is to applaud the improvements made by those in recovery from these conditions, just as we would those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. 

Now in its 25th year, Recovery Month highlights individuals who have reclaimed their lives and are living happy and healthy lives in long-term recovery and also honors the prevention, treatment, and recovery service providers who make recovery possible. Recovery Month promotes the message that recovery is possible, and also encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those in need. For more information, please visit http://www.recoverymonth.gov. 

This month’s Ottawa County Safety Council monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, September 17, at the Magruder Hospital Conference Center. Lunch and networking will be from 11-11:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Tally Gallogly from Summit EAP speaking on drug free workplaces. The meeting and presentation will be from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242 by September 15 for the monthly meeting.

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Ottawa County Safety Council highlights National Immunization Awareness Month

Each year in August National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. Actitivies are focused on encouraging all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases. In 2014, the National Public Health Information Coalition is coordinating NIAM activities. The NIAM Communication Toolkit, developed by NPHIC in collaboration with CDC, focuses on four weekly themes:

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Ottawa County Safety Council meeting and update

Ottawa County Safety Council Monthly Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 16, at Magruder Hospital Conference Center. Lunch and networking are from 11-11:30 a.m. and the meeting and presentation is 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The speaker will be Sgt. Corbin Carpenter of the Port Clinton Police Department. The topic will be school safety and the ALICE program. Please RSVP on or before July 14 to Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242.

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