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Mission of the Youngstown City Health District

Our mission is to protect and improve the public health of the local community.

Here at the Youngstown City Health District, we are committed to enable all of the citizens of Youngstown and its surrounding areas which we serve, to engage in healthful and preventive behaviors.

We will strive to achieve and sustain optimal levels of physical and environmental health which will be accomplished by our highly motivated staff. Our staff will responsibly maximize our resources to provide ongoing education, and the development and coordination of programs which are sensitive to the people and the needs of the public.


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Active Living

Maintaining a healthy weight can be accomplished through eating healthy and staying physically active. There are many ways to get 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Divide your daily routine into a few 10- to 15-minute activity breaks and you are on your way. Your kids should also be active throughout the day. Here are a few ideas to be more active — at work, school, home, and in your neighborhood.

Be Active at Work

  • Walk during breaks or at lunchtime.
  • Start a Walking Club.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
  • Ride your bike to work.
  • Park your car farther away from the entrance and walk.
  • Get on and off the bus a couple of blocks away from your work.

Be Active at School

  • Ride bikes or walk to school with your child. Take turns with other parents and neighbors.
  • Encourage your child to go outside and play during recess and lunch — jump rope, walk, run, or play kick-ball, basketball or soccer.

Be Active at Home

  • Take family walks in the evening after dinner.
  • Play with your kids — dance, jump rope, play tag or hide-and-go-seek.
  • Dance to your favorite music.
  • Plant a family garden and eat what you grow.
  • Limit screen time to two hours or less each day. This includes TV, computers, and video games.
  • Exercise while watching TV. Challenge family members to crunches and push-ups.
  • Do stretches before bedtime. It may help you and your children relax and sleep better.

Be Active in your

  • Walk, bike, or jog with a friend or family member. Find safe walking paths in your neighborhood.
  • Plant a community garden. Take turns planting and harvesting with your neighbors.
  • Check with your local school, YMCA/YWCA, Arlington Heights Recreation Center, or other community groups for low-cost or free after-school and summer programs.
  • Find a local farmers' market and walk to buy your fresh fruits and vegetables.

Visit or the  Active Living Resources page  for additional information on staying physically active.


10 Elements of Healthy Communities

What does it take to create and maintain a healthy community? According to the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health care systems must perfor ten essential elements in order to create and maintain health communities. 
1. Conducting community diagnosis
2. Preventing and controlling epidemics
3. Providing a safe and healthy environment
4. Measuring performance, effectiveness and outcomes of health services
5. Promoting healthy lifestyles
6. Laboratory testing
7. Providing target outreach and forming partnerships
8. Providing personal health care services
9. Research and innovation
10. Mobilizing the community for action

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Influenza Facts

  • An estimated 90% of seasonal flu-related deaths and more than 60% of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations in the United States each year occur in people 65 years and older.
  • People 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults so it is recommended that older adults get their flu shot.
  • Pregnant women should get a flu vaccine to protect not only themselves, but their baby, too.
  • Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.
  • You should be vacccinated if you have the following medical conditios: asthma, neurological or neurodevelopmental conditions, chronic lung disease, heart disease, blood disorders, kidney or liver disorders, diabetes, metabolic disorders, weakened immune systems, or are morbily obese.
  • The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season. There are two types of flu vaccines: the flu shot and a nasal spray flu vaccine.
  • The CDC recommends that all children between the ages 6 months and 19 years get a flu vaccine.


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