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The Mission of the Lorain City Health Department

Lorain City Health District prevents disease, promotes healthy living, and protects the environment through community partnerships.

Vision Statement:
The Lorain City Health District is a model of excellence utilizing innovative best practices for public health services focusing on prevention, promotion and protection through efficient use of resources and accountability in partnership with other healthcare providers.

Lorain City Health District values being responsive to the community, providing and seeking quality services, working with others in partnership and collaborations, promoting health education and having a quality workforce to achieve the districtís public health mission.

Health Districts
Section 3709.01 of the Ohio Revised Code, divides the State of Ohio into health districts.  Each city constitutes that which is known as a "city health district".  The organizational structure of the Lorain District Municipal Board consists of two parts;  a Board of Health and its staff.

Board of Health
The Board of Health is the governing body for the health district under Ohio law.  The Board has authority to hire staff, develop programs, and is required to enforce specific sections of the Ohio Revised Code and Rules of the Ohio Public Health Council.  The Board may make such orders as are necessary for its own government, for the health of the public the prevention or restriction of disease, and the prevention, abatement, or suppression of nuisances.  There are five members on the Board of Health who donate their time for the betterment of the health of our residents.  Members are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of City Council to serve for a period of five years,  one member appointed or re-appointed each year.  Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month, special meetings are called when urgency dictates.

To view the meeting minutes from the Lorain Health Department Board meetings, click here.

To view the Lorain City Health Department organization chart, please click here.

Lorain City Health Dept.
1144 West Erie Avenue
Lorain, Ohio 44052
Ph: (440) 204-2300
Fax: (440) 204-2526
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