Programs at Public Health
Below is a listing of all programs available to Montgomery County residents.
The Dayton Council on Health Equity (DCHE) is Montgomery County’s Local Office of Minority Health. The program is funded by a grant from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, in partnership with Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County.
Public Health offers two diabetes programs to serve the community.
The Emergency Preparedness Department is tasked with preparing Public Health, its partners and the community to respond to adverse events that affects the public’s health in our community.
Currently, it is estimated that 1 in 100 babies born in Montgomery County, Ohio has an FASD. FASD affects an estimated 40,000 infants each year, which is more than Spina Bifida, Down syndrome, and Muscular Dystrophy combined. (SAMSHA 2003)
Moms & Babies First: Ohio’s Black Infant Vitality Program helps to reduce the number of low birth weight babies, infant deaths and sickness within the ethnic communities of Montgomery County. We also offer an education support group for expectant and new fathers, as well as experienced fathers.
The Mosquito and Vector Disease Control program protects Montgomery County from mosquito-borne diseases. Through regular trapping and species identification, the local mosquito population is monitored, tested, and controlled.