Preventive Care

Health Outcomes

Loss prevention refers to the measures used to prevent loss of life, health, and property arising from an incident or accident. The aim of loss prevention is to prevent any accident and reduce the risks of hazards in the workplace and the home. Preventive care includes immunizations, regular check-ups, and screenings that can help to catch health problems before they become serious. Prevention helps by saving lives and physical properties, prevents people from pain and suffering, and helps to avoid unnecessary expenditures.


In Morrow County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged 1-54 across the U.S. Most crash-related deaths in the United States occur to drivers and passengers.

For adults and older children (who are big enough for seat belts to fit properly), seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. Unfortunately, millions of people do not buckle up on every trip.

Health Exams and Insurance

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The lack of access to care, particularly specialty care, in Morrow County can be based on low physician and/or dentist ratio to residents.

There are just not enough physicans and dentists to go around. This requires some residents to go outside of the county for their medical care,and a lack of transportation for many Morrow County residents impacts this ability. Currently, There is one hospital in the county.

How does Morrow County compare to Ohio and the United States?

Note the different years corresponding to Morrow County and the other locations. Use caution when interpreting these comparisons.

Car Seats

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB) Program provides child safety seats and booster seats to low-income families throughout Ohio. Morrow County residents who are eligible can receive a free car seat through the Morrow County Health District.

To be eligible for the Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program, you must:

• Meet income eligibility guidelines.

• Be the legal guardian of a child between 5 and 65 pounds for a convertible car seat or between 40 pounds (and be too fall for a convertible) and 100 pounds for a booster seat. Or be pregnant.

• Attend class and installation training (30 – 60 minutes long) and complete necessary paperwork.

• Be a Morrow County resident.

In 2018, the Ohio Buckles Buckeye Program gave away:

About the Data

• Data is from the 2016 Morrow County Community Health Assessment (CHA).

Additional Resources

• CDC: Check-ups are Important

CDC: Seat Belts: Get the Facts

MedlinePlus: Preventive health care