Stay safe and healthy when traveling abroad. Measles spreads easily through coughing and sneezing. It can cause serious illness, even death. Make sure you and your family are vaccinated for measles before you travel.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently visited the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), telling the agency, “I wanted to come here and thank you for your work. It’s very, very important work.” He also noted that much of what state government does has to do with public health.
"It’s a new day in public health in Ohio,” says Director of Health Amy Acton, MD, MPH. As part of National Public Health Week celebrations, Director Acton has challenged ODH employees to show what public health means to them.
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A after observing an increase in cases linked to certain risk factors since the beginning of 2018. ODH and affected local health departments are investigating these cases.
Welcome to the Ohio Department of Health’s website, which offers a range of public health information, tools and resources. Our mission is “To protect and improve the health of all Ohioans by preventing disease, promoting good health and assuring access to quality health care.”
March 22, 2019 -
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is collaborating with other State-of-Ohio agencies to host the 2019 Early Childhood Cross Systems Conference on March 25-28, 2019 at the Hilton Easton in Columbus.
February 05, 2019 -
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is reporting the state’s first flu-associated pediatric death of the 2018-19 flu season, a 3-year-old boy from Highland County. The Highland County Health Department is investigating the death.
January 11, 2019 -
COLUMBUS – Flu activity in Ohio is increasing and widespread throughout the state for the first time during this flu season. The number of flu-associated hospitalizations are also rising with 338 new hospitalizations during the first week of January compared to 166 during the last week of December.