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Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) is a local public health agency that serves Lorain County, Ohio. We are led by our own board appointed by local mayors, city managers, and township trustees. Key funding sources for LCPH include 43% from grants, 31% from a local levy, and 21% from fees, and 5% miscellaneous. We are responsible for all cities, townships, and villages in Lorain County except the City of Vermilion, which receives services from 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 we use to develop strategies, make decisions, and allocate resources. Our 2023-2025 strategic priorities are:

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

Programs and Services

Administrative Services

  • Accounts and billing
  • Administrative support services
  • Birth and death certificates
  • Financial management
  • General public information
  • Grants management
  • Human resources
  • Information technology and IT systems management
  • Public health accreditation

Community Health

Emergency Preparedness and Epidemiology

  • Communicable disease prevention
  • Continuous quality improvement (CQI)
  • Disease and public health trend analysis and surveillance
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Institutional health and safety (jails, prisons, detention centers)
  • Performance management and program evaluation

Environmental Health

Population Health

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