James M. Adams, RS, MPH
Office of Public Health Information
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Canton City Health Department
420 Market Avenue, North
Canton, OH 44702
The annual report for the Canton City Health Report is created to inform the community about services provided, income and expenditures, health statistics and a closer look at activities throughout the year. To view the annual reports, please visit the Annual Report page.
This report consists of data and brief narratives for selected health indicators. The choosen indicators are intended as a starting point in the exploration of health issues. Although indicators cannot be used to establish causal relationships between specific interventions and outcomes, they can be used to monitor progress toward health outcomes over time. The indicators presented in this report can play a critical role in documenting whether changes are occurring in the desired direction.
The monthly report contains an early source of infectious disease surveillance and indicator data for Stark County, Ohio. This data is important for monitoring early trends of notifiable infectious diseases and for targeting prevention and control efforts. The data sources include the four local health jurisdictions in Stark County, Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health Disease Reporting System and Vital Statistics Unit, local Environmental Protection Agency Air Monitoring data, and additional data sources as needed for special reports. For more information or to view the monthly reports, please visit the EpiGram page.
Influenza activity is monitored and reported weekly at the Local, State, and National levels. The reports are based on the following 6 key sources of influenze surveillance: sentinel providers, over-the-county (OTC) sales, emergency room visits for respiratory illness, laboratory confirmed reports, school absenteeism, and hospitalized cases of influenza. For more information or to view the weekly reports, please visit the Influenza Surveillance page.
The HAN was created in 2002 for the purpose of distributing public health information to our partners. Currently, the Stark County HAN database contains over 2,000 agencies and over 2,800 individuals. The contacts are grouped into 45 types of public health partners such as hospitals, EMS, police, fire, physicians, day care providers, veterinarians, schools, etc. HAN information is distributed to the appropriate partners via e-mail, fax, and/or telephone. For more information or to view the HAN messages, please visit the HAN Messages page.
The Canton City Health Code was last updated February 1, 2012. To view the Health Code, please click here.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The Notice of Privacy Practices Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was last updated February 20, 2013. To view the HIPAA statment, please click here.
Stark County Emergency Public Health Response Plan
This is the Public Health Emergency Response Plan for Stark County's Health Departments. If you have any questions or comments, please contact:
Amy Ascani, RS
Stark County Health Department
(330) 493-9904 ext. 267