The Franklin County Board of Health was established in October 1919 as a result of the Great Influenza, the most devastating pandemic flu on record. We have operated as a full-service health department in the State of Ohio since that time.
Because the work of public health is constantly evolving the Franklin County Board of Health wanted to update our name, logo and web site to reflect the current initiatives and future goals of our department. In December 2010, we changed our name from the Franklin County Board of Health to Franklin County Public Health (FCPH).
Read on to learn more about our structure and how we operate by law.
The authority of any health department in the State of Ohio is granted by law and is specially detailed in the Ohio Revised Code. A five member Board is appointed by the District Advisory Council. The Board appoints a Health Commissioner who oversees the day-to-day operation of the department. FCPH has a staff of approximately 65 people. Click below for detailed information on the structure of the department.
As part of an overall strategic planning initiative, a new vision and mission have been created to provide a solid and concise message of our overall goals.
Franklin County Public Health leads our communities in achieving optimal health for all.
Franklin County Public Health improves the health of our communities by preventing disease, promoting healthy living and protecting against public health threats through education, policies, programs and partnerships.
The department is organized into three primary divisions: Administration, Environmental Health and Public Health Nursing. Approximately, 65 full and part-time employees work in the agency.
As defined by law in Ohio, Franklin County Public Health provides service to all of the townships and villages in Franklin County. In addition, 14 cities in Franklin County contract with our department to serve as their health department and provide comprehensive public health services to their residents.
The Fiscal services of FCPH strives to provide effective and efficient management of agency resources.
The Human Resources Program is primarily responsible for obtaining and retaining the highest qualified employees available to serve the citizens of Franklin County with optimum quality.
FCPH adheres to all Ohio Public Records Laws. If you would like to make a request for public records please complete the Request Form or call (614) 525-3670.
Franklin County Public Health’s Notice of Privacy Practice Summary in English | Spanish | Somali describes how medical information about you may be used and be disclosed and how you can obtain access to the information. If you have questions please contact us at (614) 525-3160.