In 1975, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health instituted its Mosquito Control Program in response to a local outbreak of mosquito-borne encephalitis. Encephalitis is a potentially fatal inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. In Ohio, there are three prevalent mosquito-borne viruses that cause
Indoor air can be unhealthier and more polluted than outdoor air. Some of these pollutants include cleaning chemicals, cigarette smoke, and mold. Other non-visible dangers include carbon monoxide and radon.
Asthma & Allergies
The rates of children diagnosed with asthma have increase significantly
Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in the environment. It is a metal that can be found in 3 forms – elemental (metallic mercury, organic, or inorganic. Elemental mercury is a shiny, odorless, silver, liquid metal. This type of mercury is the elemental or “pure” form of
Maternal and Child Health Program
The Maternal and Child Health Program (MCH) helps women and families to become healthy ans stay healthy. MCH is an organized community effort to link people to services, create healthy communities, and raise community awareness.
MCH program services include:
For many years, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) conducted a state-mandated Manufactured Home Park Program. As of December 1, 2012, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health no longer licenses or conducts inspections of manufactured home parks in our health jurisdiction. Manufactured Home Parks
The Cuyahoga County Medical Reserve Corps (CCMRC) is a volunteer organization that was established on February 21, 2006 to support the local public health departments in their emergency preparedness initiatives. Volunteers from the 59 cities, villages, and townships in Cuyahoga County make up the
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