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Partners in the Community

Community Engagement Partners in the Community

The Community Engagement program is proud to share the partnerships it has formed in the community. This list is actively growing, so bookmark this page and check back often for updates on future partnerships.

Researchers that need assistance finding partners in the community that do not appear on this list should contact Beverly Stringer for assistance.

Community Organizations

Adams Street Group

The Adams Street Group (ASG) is a small business specializing in technical writing, proposal support, instructional design, and content development for educational assessment. ASG provides writing and editing services that focus on web content, marketing materials, technical documents, and proposals.

ASG can develop and deliver training for researchers, engineers, and professionals in a variety of business environments and will incorporate company principles and practices into training products. ASG also provides consultants to assist in proposal development and other writing-based efforts of technically and medically oriented organizations. Yvonne Burry, president of ASG, has in-depth experience in technical writing, proposal development, teaching, training, and marketing.

Email contact: yvonne.burry@gmail.com

Center for Somali Women's Advancement

Email contact: khadrashire@hotmail.com

Central Ohio Diabetes Association

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA) is an independent, local, non-profit, human service agency that “helps Central Ohioans living with diabetes detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes.”

100% of CODA's funding comes from this community and remains in this community to provide diabetes-related services to local people. For 50 years the Central Ohio Diabetes Association has been providing direct clinical services to central Ohioans regardless of their ability to pay.

CODA offers:

  • Community blood glucose screenings to identify undetected/uncontrolled diabetes
  • Diabetes medical, nutrition, and pharmaceutical education
  • Social services and emotional support groups
  • Diabetes prevention education
  • Cooking classes and grocery store tours
  • Community-based diabetes education
  • Emergency testing supplies
  • Camp and youth programs


Email contacts: Jeanne Grothaus, Executive Director | Roy Bobbitt, Director Programs and Services

Walk With a Doc

Walk With a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.

Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with healthcare professionals, who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk.


Email contact: contact@walkwithadoc.org


County/Regional Hospitals

Fayette County Memorial Hospital

Fayette County Memorial Hospital is located in Washington Court House, Ohio. FCMH is proud to be a rural, county owned, non-profit hospital governed by a Board of Trustees selected by the Fayette County Commissioners, The Common Pleas Judge and Probate.


County Health Departments

Gallia County Health Department

The Gallia County Health Department, located in Gallipolis, Ohio, is a public agency whose purpose is to promote the health of the people and to prevent or control disease through its numerous services.

The overall mission of the Gallia County Board of Health is the prevention of disease, promotion of optimal health, and the providing of care for the present and future residents of Gallia County.


Email contact: Melissa Conkle, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing

Jackson County Health Department

Jackson County is located in the southeastern corner of Ohio in the Appalachian foothills. As of 2010, the county's population was 33,225.

The Jackson County Health Department aims to provide health education and health services to our community.


Email contact: Kevin Aston, Health Commissioner

Licking County Health Department

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) was formed in 1922. It currently provides exceptional public health services to 167,000 residents of Licking County. Nationally accredited in November 2013 by the Public Health Accreditation Board, it has been recognized as one of the best health departments in the country.

The LCHD's mission is to prevent disease, protect the environment, and promote healthy lifestyles. Its current staff of over 60 public health professionals provide an array of services which include: Emergency Preparedness; Environmental Health; Health Education; Public Health Nursing; Vital Statistics; and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.


Email contact: Joe Ebel, Health Commissioner

Meigs County Health Department

The Meigs County Health Department is protecting the public’s health by working to assure availability of, and access to quality health care services; promoting individual and community responsibility for the prevention of disease, injury, and disability, by providing preventive health care, education and environmental safety, to all members of the community.

Our vision is to become recognized by the public as the local advocate in promoting, assessing, and safeguarding public health and the environment.


Email contact: Courtney Midkiff, Administrator

Morrow County Health Department

The Morrow County Health Department (MCHD) was formed in 1919. Their mission is to promote, protect, and partner to provide for the optimal personal and environmental health of the Morrow County General Health District.

MCHD aims to establish the healthiest community possible through prevention and preparedness.


Email contact: Angela Smith, MPH, Health Commissioner

Pike County Health Department

The Pike County General Health District has safeguarded our community and protected our citizens for more than eighty-eight years. The role of your health department has been to prevent disease and provide an array of services that has allowed us to enjoy a healthy community and a higher quality of life.

The mission of the Pike County General Health District is to improve the health status of all Pike County residents. Through continued support and cooperation from the board of health, elected officials, public agencies, and our citizenry we will succeed in our efforts to prevent disease, promote health and protect the environment.


Email contact: Wally Burden, MA, Health Commissioner

Scioto County Health Department

The Scioto County Health Department is working to improve the overall health of the community by providing health education and care through nursing services, a tuberculosis clinic, environmental health services, and general administrative services.


Email contact: Susan Smith, BSN, RN, Public Health Nurse

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