The Holmes County
Data & Reports
The mission of the Holmes County General Health District is work with the community to protect and improve the health and environment of those who live, work, and play in Holmes County.
One of the ways the Health District achieves this mission is to regularly monitor the health status of people to identify community health problems. We have provided a list of data and statistics available on the health status of the community, as well as links to more information you may find useful.
On this page you will also find the minutes from the Board of Health meetings for the last 2 years. You may also (during regularly scheduled business hours) come into the Health District and request to see these and any other minutes we have on file; dating back to the 1970’s.
2018-2019 Flu Activity
2/15/2019: The Holmes County General Health District publishes weekly reports which summarize flu activity in Holmes County and within the State of Ohio. Flu activity in Holmes County continues to increase. Emergency room visits for influenza like illness (ILI) and outpatient visits for ILI are now above statewide averages. Most emergency room visits have occurred in individuals less than 50 years of age. The Ohio Department of Health is reporting "widespread" flu activity within the state meaning that there have been increased ILI in at least half of the Ohio regions.
2017 Community Health Assessment
In 2017, the Holmes County General Health District, Pomerene Hospital, and other local community partners and agencies joined forces to create a collaborative group called The Partner’s for a Healthier Holmes County (The Partner’s). The Partner’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life for residents of Holmes County. In early 2017, surveys were administered to a random sample of adult and youth residents in Holmes County in order to assess the health of our community and identify the health issues of greatest concern. The data from these surveys is presented in the 2017 Community Health Assessment report.
2017 Community Health Improvement Plan
Based on the data from the 2017 Community Health Assessment, The Partners for a Healthier Holmes County have identified three (3) priority areas to focus on to improve the health of Holmes County. The priority areas are:
- Improving chronic disease outcomes
- Improving mental health and addiction outcomes
- Improving access to preventative care
Throughout the next 3 years, The Partners for a Healthier Holmes County will be implementing new programs, processes, and interventions to address these priority areas in order to improve health outcomes. Click here to view the 2017 Community Health Improvement Plan. On a quarterly basis we will also be providing a progress report to update our community members and partners about our progress towards meeting the objectives outlined in the plan.
Partners For A Healthier Holmes County CHIP Progress Reports:
We would love to hear from you!
If you have any questions or feedback regarding the Community Health Assessment or the Community Health Improvement Plan, we would love to hear from you! Please send your comments to: Jennifer Talkington, firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-674-5035.