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To improve and protect the health of the citizens of our community through collaborations with our public health partners.


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Oral Rabies Baiting Program
The United States Dept. of Agriculture Wildlife Services in collaboration with the Ohio Dept. of Health will be conducting an Oral Rabies Vaccination (ORV) program in Stark, Carroll and Columbiana counties.  This will include the City of Alliance.  This is in response to the two raccoons that tested positive for the raccoon rabies variant in Stark Co.  Please see the ORV Program Information and ORV Program Press Release for additional information.

Immunizations
We now provide childhood immunizations to families with private insurance.  Please contact us at 330-821-7373 for an appointment or additional information.

Stark County Community Health Improvement Plan
The 2017 Stark County Community Health Improvement Plan identifies the top health priorities as indicated by community agencies across the county.  To view the report click Stark CHIP 2017 
 

Stark County Public Health Rankings
The 2017 Stark County Public Health Rankings are available for review. Stark Co. Rankings

Demolition Program
The next round of NIP Demolitions has been completed  A total of 12 blighted and condemned structures were demolished in collaboration with the Planning and Development Department.  After total of 53 blighted structures have been demolished to date under the NIP Program. 

Flu Activity
Flu is widespread in Ohio for the week ending April 1.  The best prevention against the flu is the flu shot.  Other prevention tips are good hand washing, cough and sneeze into a tissue or into your elbow and stay home if you are sick.  Walk-in flu clinic at the health department every Thursday afternoon from 2-4 pm and children by appointment at 330-821-7373.

Heroin Epidemic
Heroin destroy families. Heroin kills. Heroin destroys communities. To learn more visit Heroin Epidemic

Community Health Assessment
To view the 2015 Stark County Community Health Assessment click the following link 2015 Stark Co. Community Health Assessment

Zika Virus
Zika virus is primarily spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.  CDC has also reported the spread of the virus through sexual contact with an infected traveler returning to the U.S.  Most people infected with the virus will not have any symptoms or only mild symptoms.  Prevention of the Zika virus is the same as prevention of any other mosquito-borne diseases.  Pregnant women and women trying to get pregnant should consider postponing travel to areas with Zika virus transmission.  For additional information got to Zika Virus Information

Project DAWN
Project DAWN-Deaths Avoided With Naloxone is now available at the health department.  Overdose prevention kits are now available to people at risk for overdose from a prescription opioid medication or heroin or to family members for individuals at risk of overdose.  For more information contact Sharon Andreani, Nursing Director at 330-821-7373 x 13. 

HIV Testing and Counseling
Free and confidential HIV rapid testing is available at the following sites.  Results are ready in 20 minutes.

Alliance City Health Department, 537 E. Market St.  Every Thursday morning, 9-11 am walk in.  Call if you need an appointment for a different time.

Salem City Health Department, 230 N. Lincoln Ave., Suite 104 Salem , OH.  330-332-1618. Every 2nd Tuesday of each month, walk in from 1-3 pm.

Columbiana County Health Department, 7360 St. Route 45, Lisbon, OH. 330-424-0272.  Every 2nd Wednesday of each month, walk in from 1-2:30 pm.

Public Health Emergency Response Plan
The Stark County Public Health Emergency Response Plan (PHERP) is available for public comment.  You can view the plan by clicking on the following link PHERP Plan  Comments, questions or concerns contact Amy Ascani, at 330-493-9904 x 267 or email at ascania@stark health.org

Severe Weather
Severe Weather Awareness information.

Asbestos Removal
Every owner or operator of any demolition or renovation operation is required to have the affected structure or part of the structure inspected by a certified asbestos hazard evaluation specialist prior to demolition.  This does not apply to individual owners of residential structures.  Additional information can be obtained from the Canton Air Pollution Control Division at 330-489-3385.

Ohio HIV/STD Hotline-800-332-2437
Als0 visit www.preventhivstdohio.com for more information.  You can also follow on Twitter @preventhivstdoh  Get the Risk Meter mobile app at www.hivriskmeter.com

Misuse of Pesticides
The Agency for Toxice Substances and Disease Registry and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are alerting the public to an emerging national concern regarding misuse of pesticides to treat infestations of bed bugs.  Some pesticides are being applied indoors even though they are approved only for outdoor use.  Pesticides are only to be applied acording to the product label. 

Randall M. Flint, RS, MPH
Health Commissioner
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537 E. Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601

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