About Hamilton County Public Health
Hamilton County Public Health serves more than 460,000 Hamilton County residents living outside the cities of Cincinnati, Norwood, Sharonville, Springdale and St. Bernard. With a staff of more than 80, including sanitarians, plumbers, health educators, nurses and epidemiologists, Hamilton County Public Health strives to prevent disease and injury, promote wellness, and protect people from environmental hazards.
Hamilton County Public Health Division of Disease Prevention
Communicable Disease Nurses in Hamilton County Public Health Division of Disease Prevention investigate individual reports of communicable diseases (highly contagious) and when necessary, take steps to control communitywide outbreaks. Staff in this division also arrange for treatment of affected persons, develop programs to prevent future disease outbreaks, provide public and professional education and collaborate with other disease investigators in the Greater Cincinnati region.
Hamilton County Tobacco Free Partnership
Hamilton County Public Health is a leader in the fight against tobacco use and exposure in Hamilton County. The Division of Health Promotion and Education works with a variety of partners in the community to prevent tobacco use, help people quit, and protect people from secondhand smoke.
Greater Cincinnati Flu Collaborative
The Flu Collaborative was first formed almost 10 years ago by the Greater Cincinnati Health Council when a need was discovered in our area for flu vaccine awareness and education. The Health Council transferred ownership of the Flu Collaborative to the Hamilton County General Health District to ensure that the Collaborative`s flu outreach efforts continued.
The Flu Collaborative meets monthly and seeks to increase awareness about the importance of flu vaccination through outreach and educational efforts to the general public and the health care community. Call (513) 946-7882 for meeting dates and locations.
The Flu Collaborative manages public vaccination information through (513) 931-SHOT, a vaccine hotline that has evolved from a seasonal call center for flu vaccine availability, to a year-round information source for all types of vaccines.
The Health District offers health education and wellness programs for seniors throughout the County. Programs such as chair volleyball, walking clubs and resisting muscle loss are available.
- Active for Life is a program for adults age 50 and older that teaches simple, practical ways to be more physically active. A few small changes can make a real difference in your everyday life and help you gain more control over your health and independence. Active for Life is the right choice for a healthier life.
- Be physically active without ever leaving your chair! Hamilton County Public Health organizes a Chair Volleyball League for Hamilton County`s older adults. Staff provide orientations, coaches` manuals, and help organize league play.
- The road to better health one step at a time. Hamilton County Park District organizes Walk Club for county residents at five local Park District parks. Hosts are provided for scheduled Club walks and membership is free.