Sandusky County Public Health can be contacted 24 hours a day in the event of an after-hours public health emergency. 

Public health emergencies could include:

An immediate environmental health hazard (e.g. drinking water contamination)

An infectious disease of immediate public health concern

(a Class A reportable disease, which requires disease reporters to contact the health department immediately by phone)

Creating Healthy Communities

Vision:  Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Mission:  Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide. Through cross-sector collaboration, we are activating communities to improve access to and affordability of healthy food, increase opportunities for physical activity, and assure tobacco-free living where Ohioans live, work and play. By implementing sustainable evidence-based strategies CHC is creating a culture of health.

Goals: Activities target three priority communities: City of Fremont, Village of Gibsonburg, and Sandusky County. The Sandusky County Creating Healthy Communities program has developed goals and objectives that support active living, healthy eating, and tobacco free living.

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Programs occur in three settings – community, schools, and work site –

through numerous partnerships and collaborations.

Desirable program outcomes include newly developed or revised policies, systems and environmental change – new methods of evaluating the effectiveness of community health programs that modify the environment to encourage healthy choices.

For more information about the program, or to join the CHC team, contact Allison Thomas at 419-334-6386 or

Additional Resources


Meeting Information & Minutes

CHC Program Pamphlet

Ohio Department of Health

Creating Healthy Communities

2017 Success Stories

2016 Success Stories

2015 Success Stories