Department of Health
Department overview
Department executive
  • Bruce Vanderhoff, Director of Health

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is the administrative department of the Ohio state government[1] responsible for coordinating activities for child and family health services, children with medical handicaps, early intervention services, nutrition services, and community health services; ensure the quality of both public health and health care delivery systems; and evaluates health status, prevents and controls injuries and diseases (chronic and infectious) and promotes good health.[2] During the COVID-19 pandemic, ODH spent over $70 million running community-based diagnostic testing, operating a public call center, and distributing personal protective equipment.[3]


  1. ^ Ohio Rev. Code § 121.01 et seq.
  2. ^ "About ODH". Ohio Department of Health. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. ^ Gretchen Cuda Kroen, cleveland com (2023-05-23). "Ohio Department of Health received $71M in federal help for COVID-19 reimbursement". cleveland. Retrieved 2023-05-31.