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Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) is a local public health district that serves Lorain County, Ohio. We are governed by our own board appointed by local mayors, city managers, and township trustees. Key funding sources that support local public health improvements include 34% from grants, 32% from a local levy, and 24% from fees. 

We are responsible for all cities and townships in Lorain County except the City of Vermilion, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Erie County Health Department.

Mission, Vision, and Values

To serve and support a healthy community.

Improving today for a healthier tomorrow

Making data-driven decisions, Continuously improving, Respecting everyone, Encouraging creativity, Being compassionate, Embracing diversity, Working together 

Strategic Plan

The LCPH Strategic Plan is a guide that our staff uses to develop strategies, make decisions, and allocate resources. Priorities for 2023 through 2025 are:

  1. Enhance Performance
  2. Support the Workforce
  3. Exceed Customer Service
  4. Ensure Financial Sustainability

Programs and Services

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
  • OhioHealth Mothers' Milk Bank breast milk drop site
  • Supplemental highly nutritious foods and 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