To promote, protect and improve public health in Muskingum County.
Monitor the health of residents, environmental health and safety in Muskingum County.
Anticipate, evaluate and respond to influences affecting public health.
Gather public health data to serve as a resource for our community.
Lead the way and inspire community leaders and partners to promote the best public health practices for optimal health of our community.
Our Guiding Principles
We believe that people should be treated fairly, respectfully, with sensitivity to their culture and needs to support their healthy behaviors.
ZMCHD makes decisions based on ethical standards, health outcomes, mandated activities, experience and best practices.
ZMCHD strives to be trustworthy, accountable, dedicated, compassionate, and intentional when providing public health services.
ZMCHD employees strive to achieve the highest quality of performance.
ZMCHD public health activities are based on the 10 Essential Public Health Services.
Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is governed by a 7-person Board with members appointed by the City of Zanesville, the Health District Advisory Council and the Health District Licensing Council. Each member serves a 6-year term and is eligible for reappointment. Board of Health meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6pm, with special sessions called as needed. Meetings are held at ZMCHD and are open to the public. For information, call 454-9741 extension 282.
Board of Health Members
Nathaniel Norris James Shepherd Jennifer Agin Bill Bird
President Vice President
Lee Roach Thomas Ruggles, MD James Brown