The Stark County Health Department is Committed to Families as the Administrative Services provide a Wide Variety of Resources Needed Today.
Stark County Health Department’s Director of Administration and Support Services, Kay Conley has been a dedicated member of the team for about 25 years. She has been involved in helping Stark County through working as a Health Educator on child injury prevention and tobacco prevention programs to being a grants coordinator. Conley now oversees the department’s front office staff, human resources, finance, health promotion and planning, communications, diversity equity and inclusion, and accreditation positions and services.
Variety of Services for Stark County Residents
The Stark County Health Department Administration and Support Services provide a wide variety of services for the public including:
Vital statistics (birth and death certificates) which can be ordered online, by phone, or by fax.
Various Permits (ex, water wells, septic systems, etc…)
Health Promotion Programs such as Creating Healthy Communities (healthy eating and active living strategies in targeted communities)
Drug Overdose Prevention locally and coordination of a state Coalition- Overdose Awareness Day – August 20, 2022 At Petros Park.
Child injury prevention strategies focused on bike helmet, car seats, youth suicide prevention, car seat distribution, and training programs for a 14-county region
Emergency Planning and coordination of our Medical Reserve Corp.
Maternal and Child Health initiatives and DEI education internally and externally
Communication strategies through our website, social media, and media activities to promote all health programming.
Committed to Individuals & Families
Conley explained, “Most everything done in Administration and Support Services is through collaborations and partnerships. I facilitate our Community Health Needs Assessment Advisory Committee made up of dozens of community agencies and stakeholders to focus on health improvements for the county; our staff coordinates at least half a dozen community groups or Coalitions for their programs, as well as participates in many other coalitions focused on health in the community.” Thanks to the Stark County Health Department we have numerous resources available and an easy way to access them.
There are a number of annual community events and/or trainings. Some of them include:
- The Health Improvement Summit (recently held in June)
- Safe Kids Day (recently held in May)
- Car seat check-up events planned throughout the summer
- Child Passenger Safety refresher and certification training (in July)
- Stark Marketeers (a landing page to promote our local farmers’ markets)
- Drug Prevention Awareness day in August and many other promotions and activities
As our families continue to grow and change, the Stark County Health Department is a valuable resource to all families. Before having a precious baby, ensure that car seats are properly installed and learn the different settings at one of Stark County Health Department’s Car Seat Check-up events. Once your baby turns five and is entering Kindergarten- their birth certificate may have been misplaced and the Stark County Health Department is there to assist. Once your baby has brothers and sisters and a new home is built, they can help with permits for well or septic. Child injury prevention is important as your baby grows out of the toddler years. When that “baby” enters the preteen and teen years, it is important for parents to research and learn about drug prevention and overdose prevention in order to teach it. The Stark County Health Department Administration and Support Services have dedicated professionals ready and able to assist in all these needs and more.
The Stark County Combined General Health District (Stark County Health Department) was founded in 1920 and is celebrating a century of health. The department is currently the ninth largest health district in the State of Ohio which serves the public health needs of over 250,000 people. The jurisdiction of the Stark County District is that of the 17 Townships, 12 Villages, and the cities of Louisville, North Canton, and Canal Fulton. The mission of the department is to assess, protect, promote, and improve the health of Stark County through leadership, quality service, and community partnerships.