Public Health Services

 

The mission of the Lorain County General Health District is to create a healthy place for all to live, work, and play by preventing disease in the community, empowering people to make better choices, and promoting overall health and wellness. There are three major divisions within our health district that work to realize our vision.

 

Community Health

The Community Health Nursing Division of the Lorain County General Health District provides a variety of community based services to people of all ages living in Lorain County. We offer immunizations to all citizens, as well as other general health clinics. Community health nurses work closely with other community agencies in order to meet the county wide needs of its residents. These programs are designed especially for infants, children and senior citizens.

 

Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Division of the Lorain County General Health District fulfills that part of the agencies public health mission concerned with controlling environmental conditions, both natural and man-made, to protect human health and well being. We derive our authority from state statutes to perform this function and act as an arm of the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. We accomplish our mission through risk assessment, policy development, monitoring, inspections, consultation, education, and enforcement of regulations.

 

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention

The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Division of the Lorain County General Health District provides a variety of community based programs and participates in community-based initatives to promote health and wellness among all residents. Current areas of service include Healthy Eating, Increased Access to Physical Activity, Tobacco-Free Environments, Worksite Wellness, School Health, Injury Prevention, and Health Communications.