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.
The joys of bringing home a new baby are immeasurable. The last thing anyone wants to think about is the possibility of losing their new family member. Unfortunately, infant mortality is a devastating reality that many families have to deal with. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a baby before his or her first birthday and according to the Ohio department of health, 1,045 infants in Ohio died before their first birthday in 2012. Ohio’s infant mortality rate is higher than the national average. >> Read More