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.
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.”