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Annual Reports
The annual report for Canton City Public Health 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.
Stark County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
As part of the Public Health Accreditation Board Standards and Measures, local public health departments must conduct and disseminate assessments focused on population health status and public health issues facing the community. The following list of local health jurisdictions were involved in the process:
  • Alliance City Health Department
  • Canton City Public Health
  • Massillon City Health Department
  • Stark County Health Department

  • The Stark County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Advisory Committee is made up of a variety of health and social services agencies and volunteers in the community. For more information, contact Amanda Archer, or 330.489.3327
  • 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment
  • 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
  • 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment

  • Stark County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
    A community health improvement plan is a long-term, systematic effort to address public health problems in a community. It is based on the results of community health assessment activities, and is one step in a process to improve community health. The community health improvement plan is developed collaboratively, and defines a vision for the community’s health; the community health improvement plan is the community’s plan, not the community health board’s plan for the community. For more information, contact Amanda Archer, or 330.489.3327
    Stark County Data Indicators Report
    This report consists of data and brief narratives for selected health indicators. The chosen 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. For more information, contact Amanda Archer, or 330.489.3327

    Annual Infectious Disease Report
    Sexually Transmitted Infection Spotlight Report for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
    Countywide Communicable Disease Reports (EpiGram)
    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. For more information, contact Amanda Archer,, or 330.489.3327
    Influenza Surveillance Reports
    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 influenza 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. For more information, contact Amanda Archer,, or 330.489.3327
    Other Reports
    Cancer cluster assessment - Georgetown Road NE, Canton
    Health Alert Network (HAN) Messages
    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.
    Canton City Health Code
    The Canton City Health Code was updated December 23, 2019. 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 March 7, 2023. To view the HIPAA statement, 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