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Mission          Vision          Strategic Plan          About Us          Programs and Services


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.


To create programs and services that allow and encourage the healthy choice to be the easy choice, operate in a sustainable fashion that reflects responsible stewardship, lead by example in the community, and manage our organization to effectively face current and future public health challenges.

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan is a guide that our staff uses to develop strategies, make decisions, and allocate resources.

Priorities for 2018 through 2022 are:

  1. Link to needed services
  2. Expand coordinated education and prevention
  3. Improve weight issues and obesity
  4. Strengthen organizational efficiency and effectiveness

About Us

Lorain County Public Health creates healthy communities for all to live, work, and play. We protect the well-being, prevent disease, and promote overall health for the 307,000 residents of Lorain County, Ohio who we serve.

We are responsible for preventing disease and promoting health in all cities and townships in Lorain County except the City of Vermilion, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Erie County Health Department. We are a collaborative agency that values partnerships as we work together for the health of us all in Lorain County.

Programs and Services

Programs and services for the five internal divisions at Lorain County Public Health are:

Administrative Services

Community Health

Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness, and Epidemiology

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention

WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)

  • Nutrition education
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Supplemental highly nutritious foods
  • Iron-fortified formula
  • Referrals to prenatal and pediatric healthcare
  • Referrals to maternal and child health and human services programs
  • Participation in WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

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