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General Information

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Welcome to the Canton City Public Health website!

Emerging Issues


  • Canton City Board of Health Adopts a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. See the resolution here.

Service Updates

  • Job Postings
    • EH Public Health Technician - Details can be found here
    • Public Health Clerk II - Details can be found here.  

  • Media Releases can be found here.

  • WIC
    • Effective March 16, Canton City WIC services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Click here for details. **At this time, infants and children do not need to be present in our office when staff issue food benefits to your WIC Card.**

    Nursing Division (until further notice)
    • Childhood Immunization Clinic will be re-open effective April 5, 2021. Facial coverings for everyone over age 2 will be required. 
    • SWAP will be re-open effective March 19, 2021. Facial coverings and physical distancing will be required. 
    • All remaining clinics at Canton City Public Health have been cancelled until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
    • Narcan is now available via mail order! Must have valid Stark County address. Click here to complete request form. Kits are also available at these locations.

    • Pregnant? Caring for a child under age 1? Stark County THRIVE Community Health Workers can help you connect to local services and items to keep you, your baby, and family healthy! Stark County THRIVE is still accepting clients. If you are pregnant or have a child under age 1, please fill out our online THRIVE Referral Form. You will be contacted by a Community Health Worker who will assist you with connections to services that meet your specific needs. All face-to-face visits will resume once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
  • Vital Statistics

Did You Know?

  • If you received Nursing services you can help us by clicking here to complete a short survey?
  • Individuals interested in making a donation to the Stark Wide Approach to Prevention (SWAP) project can access the SWAP Amazon Wish List here?
  • SWAP (Stark Wide Approach to Prevention), a needle (syringe) access program, is available Fridays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm (except legal holidays). Click here for more information.

Mission, Vision and Values

  • Mission - Working together to prevent the spread of disease, promote health and protect the public from harm.
  • Vision - The leader in advancing population health.
  • Values
    • Quality - Excellence in all we do.
    • Service - Ask, listen and respond to the needs of the community.
    • Equity - Assure access to opportunities for all to maximize health.
    • Trust - Open and transparent in all our actions.


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