We seek to help residents live long and healthy lives through the assurance of environmental quality, the access to personal health services and the dissemination of information to make wise health decisions.
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What does the Ionia County Health Department do for the Community?
Your Ionia County Health Department is a leader in improving the health and well-being of the community.
*Protect you from health threats, the everyday and exceptional. We make sure tap water you drink, the restaurant food you eat and the air you breathe are all safe. We are ready to respond to any health emergency be it bioterrorism or an environmental hazard and we work constantly to prevent disease outbreaks.
*Provide healthy solutions for everyone. Your Ionia County Health Department ensures that everyone can get the preventative care they need to avoid chronic disease and to help maintain their health. We provide flu shots for the elderly and help mothers obtain prenatal care that give their babies a healthy start. We also offer a program that provides children with regular check-ups, immunizations, and good nutrition to help them grow and learn.
*Educate you and your neighbors about good health. We provide information; pamphlets at your doctor’s office, public service announcements in the media, programs in schools, and detailed websites that allow you to make healthy decisions everyday like exercising more, eating right, quitting smoking or simply washing your hands to keep from spreading illness.
*Advancing Community Health. Your Ionia County Health Department plays a vital role in developing new policies and standards that address existing and emerging challenges to your community’s health while enforcing a range of laws intended to keep you safe. We are constantly working, through research and rigorous staff training, to maintain our unique expertise and deliver up-to-date, cutting-edge health programs.
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