“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.”
Lorain County Public Health is responsible for preventing disease and promoting health for all communities in Lorain County except for the City of Vermilion. Vermilion is served by the Erie County Health Department.
Lorain County Public Health has 6 basic responsibilities:
Move through this timeline of public health to learn how the history of communicable diseases shaped public health in the US and here in Lorain County, Ohio. Also, here is record of health commissioners who have lead the health district since it was established in 1920 in Lorain County, Ohio.