Public Health

Prevent. Promote. Protect.

Public Health provides a number of services which prevent disease and promote and protect the health of the community. Public Health also provides information and referral for healthcare availability in Summit County.

Buffalo Fire Health Information

There are many important health considerations to keep in mind related to the Buffalo Fire, especially for those who lost electrical power and/or were evacuated. Summit County Public Health has information about food safety, air quality, fire retardant and mental health. Learn more.

Mission Statement

The Summit County Public Health Department serves to protect human health through leadership and community partnership by:
  • Assessing health status and making continuous proactive improvement to assure that health needs are met in the most effective and efficient way;
  • Creatively enhancing knowledge and cultivating behavior which contributes to a healthy community;
  • Implementing regulations in a professional and responsible way;
  • Preventing the spread of communicable disease and responding to all hazards.
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Annual Report

Summit County Public Health publishes a report each year on its programs, activities and accomplishments.
Health Assessment 

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Tobacco prevention and cessation is one of many Summit County Public Health initiatives.