Health Levy

Thank you for your support of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department!

What does the levy do for the Health Department?
The health levy helps continue Health Department services.

What does the Health Department do for you?

         Keeps your food safe

         Keeps your drinking water safe

         Tracks down the cause of disease outbreaks & stops them

         Prevents childhood disease & death

         Reduces mosquito-related diseases

         Keeps you healthy!

Who benefits from Health Department programs and services?
Everyone who lives in or travels through Zanesville & Muskingum County.

How is the Health Department funded?
In 2011, the operating budget of the Health Department was 4.8 million dollars. Approximately 47% of that budget is supported by local levy dollars. In addition, because of our supportive community and many strong local partnerships, the health department is able to bring in $1,694,717 in federal and state grants. A small portion of funding also comes from fees for services, licenses and permits.

Environmental Health Services

Body Art (tattoos, piercings) Licensing & Inspection

Campground/RV Licensing & Inspection

Emergency Preparedness

Food Service Licensing & Inspection

Lead Inspection

Mobile Home Park Licensing & Inspection

Mosquito Control

Nuisance Complaint Investigation

Plumbing Inspection & Plan Approval

Private Water System Permits & Inspection

Public Swimming Pools & Spas Licensing & Inspection

Rabies Prevention

School Inspection

Sewage System Permits & Inspection

Smoking Complaint Investigation

Nursing Services
Adult and child Immunizations
BCMH (assists children with special health care needs)
Head Lice Prevention & Control
Help Me Grow (Home-based parenting education for first-time parents)
School-based Dental Sealant Program
School Health Nursing
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Screening & Treatment
Travel Immunizations
WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

Birth & Death Records
Birth & Death Certificates
Burial Permits

Child Fatality Review Team

Community Health Promotion & Planning
Childhood Obesity Prevention
Community Health Improvement
Grant Writing
Healthy Homes Regional Support Program
School Health Promotion
Strategic Planning
Tobacco Prevention
Quality Improvement