Wednesday, July 23, 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

2013 Annual Report
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Speakers Bureau Brochure
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Public Health in the Community

What to Do When Your Home Has Flooded

House FloodTorrential rains and storms in the Spring can result in flash flooding throughout the Miami Valley.

Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County wants residents to be informed about proper food and water handling when disasters occur. The following are precautions to take before, during and after a flood happens.

Flood waters often carry bacteria or other contaminants, so take safety precautions by wearing rubber boots and gloves, and be careful not to let the water touch your skin. If you are exposed to the water, wash your skin with soap and water.

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