A new name but same mission for Clermont Public Health

ccphohioBATAVIA, Ohio (Aug. 21, 2014) — The Clermont County General Health District is becoming Clermont County Public Health effective immediately. A new logo accompanies the new name.

The name Clermont Public Health makes the agency’s role and responsibilities more understandable to the community, said Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit.  “Many people in the community do not know what the Clermont County General Health District does,” she said. “Incorporating ‘Public Health’ into our name speaks to what we do and the broad range of services we offer.”

Those services include providing immunizations for children and adults; administering the Women, Infants and Children nutritional program; and an array of inspection and licensing services, ranging from plumbing to septic systems to restaurants. Clermont Public Health employs 47 public health professionals and support staff.

“I encourage everyone to visit our website at the new address www.ccphohio.org or email us atccph@clermontcountyohio.gov to find out more about our services,” said Nesbit.

The new logo is being used by public health agencies throughout the United States. Its colors of blue, white and khaki were chosen because of their longstanding connection with public health and health in general, said Nesbit. In 1749, the first blue and yellow flag was flown in the Colonies to request help from the maritime health service, and blue uniforms have always been worn by public health nurses and the U.S. Public Health Service. The logo’s three-pointed shield reinforces the tag line of “Prevent. Promote. Protect.”  “Prevent-Promote-Protect captures the mission of Clermont Public Health,” said Nesbit. “We work to protect and improve the health of all Clermont County residents.”
About Clermont Public Health: Clermont County Public Health is a local government agency that provides public and environmental services, regulatory compliance, nursing services and education/training to Clermont County residents.  Clermont County Public Health is dedicated to the mission of protecting and improving the health of all Clermont County residents.  The agency consists of five divisions and provides a wide variety of services. For more information visit www.ccphohio.org or call 513-732-7499.