• Diabetes Awareness Month

    November is Diabetes Awareness Monthinsulin

    The Summit County Council has declared that November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

    Initiated by the Summit County Health Department, this proclamation aims to increase awareness and education around diabetes. View the proclamation by clicking here.

    For more information on diabetes, visit the Summit County Health Department’s Diabetes Page.

  • School Radon Tests

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    The Health Department, working with local school districts and facilities, conducted radon level tests for all school buildings in Summit County. These tests will continue on a yearly basis.


    Visit the Radon Page for test results and other data from the testing process.

  • Dog-Friendly Dining

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    Want to bring your favorite companion along with you when you eat out.

    Visit the Pooches on Patios page for a list of establishments with dog-friendly patios.


  • Holiday Food Safety

    Prevent foodborne illnesses with these simple steps.thanksgiving

    The holidays bring gatherings and lots and lots of food. All this holiday food can bring with it foodborne illnesses if not handled properly. By properly preparing and storing our food we can prevent these illnesses. Bacteria can contaminate our foods when not handled properly. It can grow on our food when favorable conditions exist, exposing us and our families to potentially hazardous situations.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths in this country each year can be traced to foodborne pathogens. The USDA estimates that foodborne illnesses due to bacterial contamination cost $6.9 billion each year. Salmonella alone has a $2.65 billion dollar impact.

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