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: We know the deadly foodborne botulism is caused by eating foods that are contaminated with botulinum toxin. Before we talk about how to prevent the botulism, it is important to know what is botulinum and its toxin, how foods get contaminated and why home-canned foods are usually the causes.