Donate Life Ohio: Celebrating Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation
Every 48 hours an Ohioan dies waiting for a transplant. More than 123,000 men, women and children are currently on the national waiting list for life-saving organ transplants. Thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants to restore mobility, vitality and sight.
"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.
Public Health Investments in Fiscal Years 2020-2021 Executive Budget
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has proposed an executive budget for fiscal years 2020-2021 that invests in Ohio's children, families, workforce, infrastructure, mental health and addiction recovery, and natural resources. It also invests in public health in Ohio.
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.”
May 23, 2019 -
COLUMBUS– Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, has announced a one-time commitment of $650,000 in state funding to be shared with local health departments to combat the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in the state.
May 07, 2019 -
As the weather gets warmer and Ohioans begin spending more time outdoors, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is urging people to take precautions to prevent tick bites and the diseases they may carry.
April 24, 2019 -
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has announced the state’s 2019 Ohio Sport Fish Consumption Advisory, which provides guidelines for eating fish caught from Ohio’s lakes, rivers and streams. Fish can be part of a healthy diet, but there are some restrictions for eating locally-caught fish.