Our mission is to serve and educate the citizens of Hocking County with public health programs that prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the environment.
The vision of the Hocking County Health Department is to achieve excellence in health education, disease prevention and environmental health. It is our desire to provide high quality, community friendly, accessible services that reflect our mission in accordance with the Public Health Standards, and make the Hocking County Health Department become recognized as a model public health agency.
HEALTH NEWS: With the recent measles outbreak in the media lately, the public needs to know the facts about this virus, how it is spread and how to prevent it. Firstly, measles is caused by a highly contagious virus called Rubeola. It “lives” in the nose and throat mucous of an infected person and is spread when the infected person coughs or sneezes. Others become infected when they breathe contaminated air or touch a surface contaminated with the virus. The measles virus can be spread from four days before the rash first appears to four days after the rash first appears.