The Highland County Health Department strives to provide community members with the most up to date public health information regarding issues concerning the county as a whole.  Our Public Health Educators collaborate with community agencies and individual citizens to develop and implement educational resources after a need is perceived.  


Educational Programs Available:


Hidden In Plain Sight (HIPS)

Hidden In Plain Sight (HIPS) is an awareness program for parents/guardians. It is an interactive display of a mock teenager's bedroom, and is designed to raise awareness about drug paraphernalia and risky behaviors pointing to substance or alcohol abuse.  50+ items are hidden in this display, literally in plain sight, and parents/guardians are encouraged to attempt to find them all.  This program is housed in our self-sufficient mobile Care-A-Van unit or can modified to fit your venue. 

One of the key parts of our program is also what our health educators get to learn from parents. After each session, parents have the opportunity to share stories and make suggestions for improving the program.

Children's Hand-washing, Cough and Sneeze Etiquette Presentation

Designed for young children (approximately 3-6 years of age) this educational presentation tackles the importance of hand-washing, cough and sneeze etiquette and tissue use.  This presentation is approximately 15-20 minutes in length and includes video clips, games, interactive play and activity sheets.  


If you or your agency is interested in the educational programs listed above please contact the Highland County Health Department Public Health Educators, Sarah and Tori at (937)393-1941 or email us at  

All programs listed above are free of charge to county agencies, thanks to the Healthier Buckeye Grant.