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.
Many parents are jumping for joy as summer break ends and school is back in session. Packing student lunches at home is a great way to be sure a child is eating healthy at school. However, parents need to be sure the packed food is safe for their children to eat. Itís important to keep in mind food safety when packing a lunch for a child as children are more susceptible to food borne illness than adults. >> Read More