Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mission of Public Health

Our mission is to lead and innovate by working with our community to achieve the goals of public health: prevention, promotion, and protection.

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County works to safeguard the health of Montgomery County. We reach out to all people, regardless of race, age, or income level, and work toward helping those in need.

Our agency protects the air, food, drinking water, and many everyday aspects of a healthy Montgomery County. Improving and maintaining public health requires an ongoing community-wide effort with schools, hospitals, community organizations, and neighborhood groups to help people make healthier choices in their everyday lives. We want people to realize that the lifestyles they choose have an impact on their overall personal health. Exercise, diet, the amount of sleep we get, and how we take care of our bodies makes a difference in the long run.

There are many things that determine our overall individual health. We know that our own biology, our access to health care and the environment help determine our health. In fact those things combined contribute to about 50% of our health status. What we sometimes forget is that 50% of our health status is determined by the lifestyle we choose. Lifestyle choice is the largest health determinant, and is also the one area where each of us has the most control.

Public Health services are far ranging and comprehensive. We continually evaluate the changing needs of our community and implement new strategies to meet those needs. Call (937) 225-5700 to find out more about our programs and resources. We also encourage you to explore our website and take advantage of all that is available to you.


Important Documents

2012 Annual Report
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Speakers Bureau Brochure
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Public Health in the Community

What You Can Do to Prevent the Spread of Mumps


As of March 24, 63 mumps cases have been reported in the Columbus / Franklin County area. Of the cases reported, 45 have been linked to an outbreak at The Ohio State University campus; the other cases were found in the greater community. Many people from Montgomery County regularly travel back and forth to the Columbus region, which increases the likelihood that mumps may spread to the Greater Dayton area. Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County wants you to know there are things you can do to prevent the spread of mumps.

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