Martin Tremmel

Martin J. Tremmel

Health Commissioner at Union County Health Department

Location:
940 London Ave, Suite 1100, Marysville, Ohio, United States
HQ Phone:
(937) 642-2053

General Information

Experience

Assistant Director for Administration - Ohio Department of Health

Statewide President - Association of Ohio

Education

Cleveland State University

Cleveland-Marshall School of Law

The Ohio State University

JD

master's degree - health care administration , 

Affiliations

Board Member - Association of Ohio Health Commissioners

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Union County Community Services Association Directory

Martin Tremmel, RS, MPH, Health Commissioner

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Local Archived News 7

According to Union County Health Commissioner Martin Tremmel, the case
were found in children aged 7 to 9 and all the children are all right. He said no common link has been found among the children.

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http://www.marysvillejt.com/archivelocal/2007localarchives/localarchivejune07.htm

Union County Health Department Commissioner Martin Tremmel said theproblem is that many new parents often feel that their baby's comfortdepends upon providing lots of soft and thick cushioning.In reality, itis the opposite."Less is best in these cribs," Tremmel said.Newborns do not need any more than a standard baby mat in their crib anda light blanket, he said.Tremmel explained that whether or not the infant deaths were related toSIDS or by asphyxiation from poor sleeping conditions, the communityneeds to be educated to help prevent more deaths.The pattern of infant deaths in the county has led to the launch of anew campaign by area health officials.Tremmel said in the past twoyears there have been five infant deaths in the county, either relatedto asphyxiation or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)."This is very important," he said."We felt like we needed to create asafe sleep campaign."The Health Department started a campaign two months ago trying to useeducation to help make a difference.Tremmel said the department placed a large billboard with the message"Back to Sleep - Tummy to Play" in order to reach drivers along U.S. 33.The phrase refers to how infants need to be placed on their backs whilesleeping and should have plenty of time on their stomachs during the day for playing."It helps with the child's balance," Tremmel explained.But the billboard is just the beginning of the educational campaignproviding parents with ongoing support, he said, which will soon go intofull swing.By July and August the health department's will hit localmedia outlets, radio and medical buildings with the message.Tremmel said an even stronger push will take place at local fairs.Tremmel said this program can be particularly helpful to "at risk"children who suffer from developmental health issues and need extra care.In 2006 he said a total of 104 parents utilized the Help Me Grow and

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