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

POWER Defiance County consists of various social service, business, and government organizations in Defiance County who work collaboratively to optimize the health and well being of Defiance County. POWER Defiance County, with the assistance of Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, drafted the Defiance County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). This plan outlines strategies selected to address obesity, mental health, substance abuse and injury prevention within Defiance County. Our mission is to Promote Overall Wellness and Empower Residents thus POWER-ing Defiance County into the future!

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.