PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES
Leading population health, well-being,
and equity for over a century
Public Health Nurses (PHNs) improve health through social justice, ethics, and quality care to individuals, communities, and populations in the United States. PHNs work within and for communities, reaching out to disadvantaged and underserved groups across cultural and language groups. The skill set of PHNs in the 21st century is ideal for advaning a Culture of Health through assessment, communication, collaboration, and knowledge of the health care system and forces driving change. PHNs have a holistic understanding of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, and the social and environmental conditions that limit access to health, education, and opportunity. For over a century, PHNs have used these skills to lead changes that improve health. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Nurse Leaders
Provides vaccines required for foreign travel, childhood and adult immunizations as well as seasonal flu clinics. Click on the links below for 2016 immunization schedules.
Every week three babies die in Ohio because they have been placed to sleep in an un-safe sleep environment. Our office and the Ohio Department of Health have partnered with "Cribs for Kids" to make Pack N Play portable cribs and Safe Sleep Survival Kits available to families and caregivers that are unable to provide a safe sleep environment due to financial hardship. Each Survival Kit contains a sheet for the Pack N Play, a sleep sack for the infant, a bedtime storybook and educational materials for the parents. To be eligible to receive a Pack N Play portable crib, families must meet WIC income guidelines, must come to our office to pick up the Pack N Play, and must receive instruction on proper assembly and use before they can take the Pack N Play home. Additionally, effective April 1, 2015, the family must meet one of the following requirements to receive a survival kit: 1) infant is less than one year old and less than 30 lbs; OR 2) mother is at least 32 weeks pregnant. Please contact our office for more information at 330.270.2855, ext. 125.
Provides public health nursing case management and coordinates services for children enrolled in the program.
The Mahoning County District Board of Health is now participating in an opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution program called Project DAWN. Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a life-saving drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose when administered in time. For more information or to schedule an appointment for Project DAWN please call 330.270.2855, ext. 125.
The Mahoning County District Board of Health is now providing the BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program which is a tobacco cessation program to help pregnant women quit smoking so that they can have healthy babies that are born full term. The program also helps women stay tobacco free after the baby is born. Women who enroll in the program, quit smoking, and remain tobacco free after the baby is born, will receive free diapers for 12 months ($25 voucher to Walmart each month).
IAP Immunization Program
HIV/STD Service Coordination Program
Conducts HIV and Syphilis testing, counseling and referral for Mahoning, Columbiana and Jefferson counties. The office is located at 345 Oak Hill, Youngstown, Ohio 44502 and their phone number is 330.743.3333 extension 271.
Acts as a liason to local schools, while providing school nurse services and resources including educations. Provides educational services targeted at the prevention and spread of communicable disease in schools, child care centers, nursing homes and residential care centers.