Board of Health

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General Information

Welcome to the Canton City Public Health website!


Emerging Issues

Extreme Heat Safety

Republic Canton Community Fund

No Smoking No Vaping Signs


New Data Reports

2023 Annual Report

*New Region 5 2019 - 2023 HIV & Syphilis Report

*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.

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


COVID-19 Information

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


Service Updates

Job Openings

Environmental Health Specialist in Training (Health Inspector I)

Environmental Health Specialist (Health Inspector II)

WIC Full-Time Clinic Assistant/Clerk

WIC Assistant (Part-Time)

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

  • Pregnant? Caring for a child under age 1?
    Stark County THRIVE’s Community Resource Connector (CRC) is available to help you!  Our CRC connects pregnant persons to resources identified during a phone screening process. Read more on our Community Resource Connector page or fill out our online THRIVE CRC Referral Form.

  • 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.



Mission, Vision and Values

The mission statement was based on input from our planning committee consisting of community members, stakeholders, partners and staff, as well as review with the Board of Health. The vision statement identifies the department’s role in advancing the community’s health to an ideal future state. It reflects the department’s goal of ensuring a future of improved and equitable health outcomes for everyone. The committee identified these values to help guide the department’s work in the community.


Canton City Public Health is committed to preventing disease and promoting and protecting the health and well-being of the Canton community, and beyond, in all our services.

Vision Canton City Public Health will be the agent of change to promote policy to ensure that all residents can actualize their greatest health potential, by addressing physical, mental, and environmental health.
Values Collaborative - Working together with the intent of empowering the community to live to their greatest potential.
Responsive - Being agile and adaptive.
Inclusive - Addressing disparities in an equitable and diverse manner, allowing everyone to feel they belong.
Trust - Being consistently engaged, accountable, transparent, and compassionate in all we do.



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