Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Don't Forget to Vote!

Your Voice Matters - Voting in Ohio is November 3rd

Election day in Ohio is quickly approaching.  Below are some quick links to get you prepared to vote.  Listed are items such as; what you would be voting for, how to check if you are registered to vote, where you go to vote, voting FAQs and more! Express yourself by voting for things that would make Ohio a better place for you to live.


Quick Links

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Dental Hygiene Month

ADHA's 4 Steps for a Good Oral Health Routine

  • Brush X2 a day
  • Floss!
  • Use mouthwash
  • If you chew gum, make sure it is sugar-free

Kid's Section

Share Your Story/Spread Awareness

FREE CE Course

  • Take "Chewing Gum, Eating Behaviors, Oral Ecology and Saliva As a Homeostatic Mechanism" between October 16-Nov 16. Earn continuing education by clicking here.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

2015 Super Hero Award Presentation

Team Members Unite to Accept Award

On September 29th, OACHC presented the 2015 Super Hero Award during the networking reception of the 2015 Fall Conference: CommUNITY.

Beverly Gifford's HealthSource of Ohio team members accepted her award on her behalf. "For those of you who know Bev....she has always been in the community", said Kim Patton, CEO of HSO, during the 2015 Super Hero Award presentation.

Bev's Nomination

"She always goes above and beyond to serve our patients at our health center. When she assists someone in our community she is always warm and friendly in addition to being very knowledgeable about the services we provide. She constantly finds a way to help someone even if we cannot directly assist them. She has been with HealthSource of Ohio for over 25 years and is incredibly familiar with the populations we serve, and it shows with her compassion towards every one we help. She truly is a Health Care Hero."

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, OACHC is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

  • If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
  • If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.
Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

Member Highlight

The HealthCare Connection is hosting an event, "A Crucial Catch Day", on October 13th which will include a Mercy Health mobile mammography unit.  There will also be education, activities and more!

Ohio Cancer Facts

  • In 2012, 582,607 cancer deaths occurred in the United States*, including 25,261 in Ohio. 
  • Cancer Quick Profiles: Ohio

More information


  • Take the Breast Cancer Quiz

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Child Obesity

September - National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, OACHC encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park. 
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.
Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

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