Our Mission & History
The primary goal of the Warren County Combined Health District is three-fold—the Prevention of exposure to disease; Promotion of health education; and the Protection of the population from exposure to health risks. Our Mission Statement was created specifically to address this critical three-fold approach to keeping you and your family, friends and neighbors safe and healthy.
The mission of the Warren County Combined Health District is to assess the health status of the communities it serves, diagnose and investigate public health problems, develop policies and regulations to provide innovative solutions to health problems, inform and educate people about health issues, ensure a healthy and safe environment, enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety, assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable, and assure a well trained staff is employed by the Warren County Board of Health to carry out functions required by statute or determined by the community..
Adopted by the Warren County Board of Health on August 19, 1997, by motion #51-97
The earliest records available showing the existence of the Warren County Health Department are the minutes of a June 1941 Board of Health meeting showing that a budget was approved for the sum of $6000. This budget was for the year 1942 and included the salaries d for four employees: the health commissioner, a public health nurse, a clerk and a sanitary officer. However, it is believed that the Warren County Health Department was organized in the 1920's in response to epidemics of influenza and may have been under the control of another political entity.
Over the years since the 1920s, Warren County's health department has evolved into the Warren County Combined Health District, signifying not only health services for the county, but also for the cities of Franklin, Lebanon, Mason, Springboro and Carlisle.
A staff of 65 plus employees presently provides many health services to residents of Warren County, Ohio. Funding from fees, local tax money, state grants and subsidies provides the money for an almost three million dollar budget.
The Warren County Combined Health District serves to protect the environment and health of all county residents. The professional staff and support personnel strive to give the best service possible within the law and within its financial means, and look forward to continue serving the residents of Warren County for years to come.