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About the Portage County Health District

The mission of the Portage County Combined General Health District is to promote public health, prevent disease, and protect the environment, utilizing leadership and partnership to empower individuals and communities to achieve optimal health.

Healthy People. Healthy Environments. Healthy Communities.

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Who We Are

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Our Team

The entire Portage County Health District staff is committed to promoting public health, preventing disease, and protecting the environment. We meet our mission, vision, and values by providing the 10 Essential Services of Public Health through our Administrative, Finance, Environmental Health, Health Education & Promotion, Nursing, and WIC Divisions under the leadership of our Health Commissioner and Medical Director.

Strategic Plan

The Portage County Health District is committed to strengthening our capacity to provide and sustain quality public health services that protect and improve the health of the residents of Portage County. The Strategic Plan is one component of a comprehensive strategy toward agency excellence and continuous improvement. The Strategic Plan reflects the charting of the future course for the Portage County Health District; establishing what we hope to achieve, how we will achieve it, and how we will know we have achieved it.
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Board of Health

The Board represents the public interest. Our members implement and maintain new programs within Portage County by defining needs, establishing goals, developing budget plans, evaluating achievements, and managing financial resources.

Public Health Accreditation

Public health accreditation measures a health district’s performance against a set of nationally recognized standards. It focuses on the continual development, revision, and distribution of public health standards. We achieved Public Health Accreditation in June 2019.

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Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement in public health is the use of a deliberate and defined improvement process, such as Plan-Do-Study-Act, which is focused on activities that are responsive to community needs and improving population health. The Portage County Health District utilizes quality improvement to protect and improve the health of the residents of Portage County.

Employment Opportunities

The Portage County Health District is continually seeking qualified applicants for career opportunities within our agency. Please contact our Director of Personnel & Administrative Services for more information or submit an application online.

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What We Provide

The Portage County Health District is responsible for preventing disease and promoting health in Portage County communities via our robust programs and services.

Who We Serve

The Portage County Combined General Health District is responsible for preventing disease and promoting health in the following Portage County Areas:

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Serving the Townships of:

  • Atwater
  • Brimfield
  • Charlestown
  • Deerfield
  • Edinburg
  • Franklin
  • Freedom
  • Hiram
  • Mantua
  • Nelson
  • Palmyra
  • Paris
  • Randolph
  • Ravenna
  • Rootstown
  • Shalersville
  • Suffield
  • Windham

Serving the Villages of:

  • Garrettsville
  • Hiram
  • Mantua
  • Mogadore
  • Sugar Bush Knolls
  • Windham

Serving the Cities of:

  • Aurora
  • Ravenna
  • Streetsboro