Public Health Programs
In Communicable Disease, HIV, STD, & TB we conduct investigations into the occurrence and spread of diseases in Greene County. We collect relevant information to recognize, identify and respond to disease threats and assure that appropriate steps are taken to interrupt the spread of disease in the community. The steps can include treatment, testing and notification.
We assist the community to reduce Chronic Disease & Prevent Injury by focusing on steps the community can take to reduce injury and death through Safe Communities, and health promotion.
Maternal Child Health Services at Greene County Public Health provides a variety of community based services to support maternal child population health. We inform the community about emerging and ongoing maternal child health issues in Greene County. Our programs are designed to support the health, development and nutritional needs of infants, children and families WIC, CMH, Health Homes, EI, HV
The Environmental Health Programs of the Greene County Public Health fulfills that part of the agency’s public health mission concerned with controlling environmental conditions to protect human health and wellbeing. We derive our authority from state statutes to perform this function and act as an arm of the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. We accomplish our mission through risk assessment, policy development, monitoring, inspections, consultation, education, and enforcement of regulations.
What is Public Health?
It is also the responsibility of a health department to perform immunizations, conduct health monitoring, perform epidemiological investigations, coordinate our response to emergencies with other agencies, and provide public health education.