WHAT IS PUBLIC HEALTH?

Protecting, improving, and promoting the health of Muskingum County.

Public Health is…

Safe Food

Clean Water

Disease Investigation

Immunizations

Mosquito Control

Healthy Communities & Families

 

Our Values

Continuous Quality Improvement: We continually look for ways to improve our work environment, processes, efficiency, and effectiveness.

  • Integrity: We are fair, honest, ethical and accountable to our customers and co-workers.
  • Respect: We behave respectfully and accept the diversity of our customers and co-workers.
  • Service: We are helpful, responsive, and take pride in providing excellent customer service to our community.
  • Teamwork: We work together to establish common goals and achieve desired results.

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LATEST NEWS

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  • Teen Immunizations

    Why does my child need HPV vaccine? This vaccine is for protection from most of the cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a very common virus that spreads between people when they have sexual contact with another person. About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. HPV infection can […]

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  • Be Food Safe

    Foodborne illness, often called food poisoning, is a common, costly—yet preventable—public health problem. Each year, about 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. Learn more about foodborne illnesses and what you can do to lower your chances of getting sick. Common Foodborne Illnesses […]

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  • Healthy Swimming

    You can choose to swim healthy! We all share the water we swim in, and each of us needs to do our part to help keep ourselves, our families, and our friends healthy. To help protect yourself and other swimmers from germs or injury, here are a few easy and effective steps all swimmers can […]

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  • Preventing Heat-Related Illness

    The best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips: Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask your doctor how much you should drink while the weather […]

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  • Mosquito & Tick Season Begins

    ZMCHD urges residents to “fight the bite” and take precautions to prevent bites from mosquitoes and ticks which can carry diseases such as West Nile virus, Zika virus, and Lyme disease. In Ohio, ticks are mostly active April through September and mosquitoes May through October. Mosquitoes Mosquitoes can live indoors and outdoors, and some species bite […]

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PROGRAMS & SERVICES

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department serves more than 85,000 residents.
Environmental Health

Safe food, clean water, mosquito control, and more.

Public Health - Nursing

Disease investigations, immunizations, healthy families, and more.

Birth & Death Records

Records may be obtained from the city or county where the event occurred.

Community Health

Community health planning, tobacco use prevention, and more.

ACTIVELY SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Data is from the 2016 ZMCHD Annual Report.
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