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.
Priorities for 2018 through 2022 are:
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 for the five internal divisions at Lorain County Public Health are:
Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness, and Epidemiology
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)