Summit County Health

Core Values

Transparency, Accountability, Awareness, Equity, Innovation, and Employee Culture


Summit County is a community where people can live a positive, healthy lifestyle through public health efforts focused on awareness, education, and preparedness.

Our Mission

To be a trusted and innovative public health organization focused on defining and implementing strategies and services that address:

  • Health Equity
  • Community Health and Engagement
  • Community & Individual Resilience
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Sustainability

Strategic Objectives

Improve access and increase awareness of public health resources for the benefit of Summit County residents.
Help our community define and live a healthy lifestyle based on their personal needs and desired outcomes.
Work with our communities to protect Summit County's environment and preserve it for future generations.
Develop a diverse workforce that is engaged and qualified to serve Summit County in all situations.

10 Essential Functions of Public Health*

  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  • Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  • Assure competent public health and personal healthcare workforce.
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.
    * Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials

Adopted Code of Health

The Code of Health is the document that governs public health in Summit County. It establishes public health policy, functions and operations both within incorporated and unincorporated parts of Summit County. It applies to private, public and non-profit organizations.

Download the Summit County Code of Health here.

Annual Reports

Community Assessments