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General Information

Welcome to the Canton City Public Health website!

COVID-19 Update

On September 11, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved and authorized for emergency use the following monovalent (single) component COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, targeted against the currently circulating Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (2023-2024 Formula): individuals ages 6 months and older.
  • Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (2023-2024 Formula): individuals ages 6 months and older.

Once vaccine becomes available, we will inform you of clinic dates and times.


Emerging Issues

Health Commissioner

The Health Commissioner for Canton City Public Health has announced his intention to retire. The Board of Health and the Canton Civil Service Commission has started the process to recruit a new Health Commissioner. Interested applicants can apply here:

Health Commissioner Job Posting


New Data Reports

2016-2020 Spotlight Disease Report for Health Department Jurisdictions in Stark County, Ohio

*New Respiratory Dashboard - View our new dashboard for COVID-19 and seasonal influenza activity in our community. 

*New Syphilis Dashboard - View our new Syphilis Dashboard showing trends in Carroll, Coshocton, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties.

COVID-19 Information

Mpox (formerly known as Monkeypox) - what it is, symptoms and preventatives


Service Updates

  • Job Openings

    Media Releases

    • WIC
      • Effective March 16, Canton City WIC services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Click here for details.

    • THRIVE
      • 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
      • Our lobby is open to walk-in customers. Hours of operation are 8:00AM - 4:30PM Monday through Friday. Closed weekends, official holidays and other posted times.

    • Office of Public Health Information & Innovation (OPHII)

        Save a life by requesting Narcan in the mail! 
        We have fentanyl test strips available too



    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.


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    Mission, Vision and Values

    • Mission - Working together to prevent the spread of disease, promote health and protect the public from harm.
    • Vision: Healthy neighborhoods, healthy neighbors, healthy families. 
    • Values
      • QualityEfficiency and effectiveness in our programs. 
      • Equity Focusing resources where they are needed most. 
      • Service - Ask, listen, and respond to the needs of the community. 
      • TrustInclusive, accountable, and transparent in all we do. 


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