About Us

About Us

One hundred years ago in 1919, an important piece of Ohio legislation passed called the Hughes Act followed by the Griswold Amendment to this actThis Hughes Act established the following:

  • Municipal Health Districts in cities of over 25,000 people;
  • General Health Districts in each county;
  • Grandfathered cities between 10,000 and 25,000 people, approved by the state health department became municipal health districts; and
  • All health districts to have a full-time health commissioner, nurse and a clerk appointed from a civil service list.

The Griswold Amendment to the Hughes Act allowed for:

  • Municipal Health Districts in any city over 5,000 people;
  • Part-time health commissioner, nurse and a clerk; and
  • Civil Service requirements were dropped.

In these past 100 years, public health has been credited by adding 25 years of life expectancy to people living in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the following 10 items in the past 100 years has contributed to this increase in longevity:

  1.   Vaccinations to reduce epidemic diseases.
  2.   Improved motor vehicle safety.
  3.   Safer workplaces.
  4.   Control of infectious diseases.
  5.   Decline in death from cardiovascular disease.
  6.   Food safety.
  7.   Improvements in maternal and child health.
  8.   Family planning.
  9.   Fluoridation of drinking water.
  10.   Reductions in prevalence of tobacco use.

One hundred years later in 2019, the Clinton County Board of Health members and the Clinton County Health District staff continue to diligently work to prevent, protect and promote the public health of our community. 

Today, the Clinton County Health District – known as Clinton County Public Health has a five-member board. Clinton County Public Health employs approximately 20 staff members divided into the divisions listed below and is led by the Health Commissioner.

The Administration Division is responsible for:

  • Writing grants, paying bills, creating and maintaining the budget
  • Issuing birth certificates
  • Communicating with the public
  • Providing information technology support
  • Being prepared to help the community during public health emergencies

The Environmental Health Division protects your health by:

  • Inspecting restaurants to make sure the food they make is safe to eat
  • Testing the water in public swimming pools
  • Making sure schools and mobile home parks are safe
  • Checking new water and sewer lines to make sure they are put in properly
  • Following up when an animal bites a person to make sure the animal does not have rabies
  • Following up on complaints about health hazards
  • Testing drinking water from wells or cisterns

The Nursing Division protects your health by:

  • Giving flu shots and other vaccines
  • Keeping track of certain illnesses
  • Educating people about drug prevention

The WIC Division protects your health by:

  • Providing healthy food, nutrition, and breastfeeding advice to pregnant women and children through the WIC program
  • Giving nutrition and breastfeeding advice to pregnant women
  • Providing healthy food, nutrition, and breastfeeding advice to pregnant women and children through the WIC program

Our Mission
Striving to improve Clinton County by preventing disease, promoting health, and protecting the environment.

Our Vision
To provide the highest level of education, leadership, and service to promote the well-being of those living and working in Clinton County.

Our Values

  • Commitment- We are committed to building strong communities with healthy people for a healthy Clinton County.
  • Educate- We strive to inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  • Equality- Everyone should have equal opportunity to health.
  • Inspire- We believe that health is more than life without disease.
  • Leadership- We provide our highest and best efforts in every aspect of our work.
  • Prevention- We emphasize prevention, health promotion and early intervention.
  • Respect- We have respect for our community, our citizens, each other and ourselves.
  • Service-  We value fiscal responsibility and stewardship

On November 7, 2023, CCHD achieved national accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board. Accreditation is a rigorous process that shows our commitment to quality and performance improvement, collaboration, and public health practice. We are proud to have our work and programs nationally recognized and remain committed to the health and wellbeing of our community. A huge thank you to our great team for all their hard work and dedication in making this happen!

To schedule a safety car seat appointment, Diabetes Wellness class or a CPR class appointment go to https://cchdscheduler.timetap.com/#/.

For safety car seat appointments fill out the application and watch the video http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/c/ccic/injury-prevention/car-safety for your appointment.

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Phone Numbers
Fax: 937-382-7027
Emergencies: Dial 911
111 South Nelson Ave
Suite 1

Monday - Friday
7:30 AM-4:00 PM