The mission of the Defiance County General Health District is to prevent disease, promote and protect the health of the Defiance County community.

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus with many outbreaks occurring in many countries. According to the CDC, no locally transmitted Zika virus cases have been reported in the continental United States, but cases have been reported in returning travelers. CDC is recommending that pregnant women in any trimester consider postponing travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. For more information on Zika virus and the affected areas, please click on the image above.

This report is the fifth community health assessment conducted by various social service, business, and government organizations in Defiance County in an effort to collect data reporting the health and health behaviors of Defiance County residents. Data was collected for this assessment with the assistance of the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio.

Thinking about taking a CPR or first aid? Did you know that CPR and first aid can be the difference in saving lives when moments matter most? The health district offers the American Heart Association first aid and CPR class for new certification and recertification. To schedule your American Heart Association first aid and CPR class, please click on the image above for dates or call (419) 784-3818.