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The Gallia County Health Department, Gallipolis, Ohio, is a public agency whose purpose is to promote the health of the people and to prevent or control disease through its numerous services.
The overall mission of the Gallia County Board of Health is the prevention of disease, promotion of optimal health, and the providing of care for the present and future residents of Gallia County.
To reach our mission, we must strive to maintain and protect the health of residents through control of communicable disease, management of the environment, education of the community in health promotion, prevention of illness and chronic disease, and providing health care services in the home and other settings in the community. We have and will continue to implement programs that focus on prevention, identification and detection of early signs of disease, referral, health care continuity, and interagency collaboration.
The theme this year is “Working Together for Breastfeeding Success.” This theme emphasizes the importance of working together with family, friends, employers, and area businesses to empower and support a woman’s decision to breastfeed her child when and where she needs. Hungry babies must eat and Ohio law (Section 3781.55 of the Ohio Revised Code) allows breastfeeding in public.
One of the most important things businesses and the community can do is to allow mothers to feel comfortable nursing in public. A community support system is essential for breastfeeding success. In recognition of the importance of this support, this year, Gov. John R. Kasich has designated August as Breastfeeding Awareness Month throughout Ohio. In addition, information and resources for breastfeeding women can be found on the Ohio Department of Health website.
National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives.Well Water Users and cleanup of Flooded Septic Systems. Please contact us at 740-441-2018 if you have any questions regarding water use during floods.