Here at the Defiance County General Health District (DCGHD), we are working towards seeking national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). PHAB Accreditation has set standards and measures in order to determine our performance. We want to advance our quality and performance within each of our departments in order to better serve the Defiance County community members. We are very excited about the years to come with seeking national accreditation and how this process will enhance the health department!

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is largest in history. The outbreak is affecting multiple countries in West Africa and CDC has confirmed the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States. About half the people who have gotten Ebola in this outbreak have died. Although the risk of Ebola spreading in the United States is very low, CDC, the State of Ohio, and the Defiance County General Health District is taking actions to prevent this from happening. The above image is linked to our Hot Topics page, which is keeping information up-to-date as confirmed and pertinent information becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the health district at (419) 784-3818.

As temperatures begin to rise, so will the desire to be out and about. Carnivals and festivals are gearing up for the 2014 summer season. With that being said, every food service operation is required to obtain a temporary food service operation from the health district and follow minimum rule requirements set by the State of Ohio. As a reminder, no home cooked foods or home canned foods will be permitted at a temporary food service operation. Click on the image above to download an application to conduct a temporary food service operation.

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