1918 Flu Pandemic

The Franklin County Board of Health was established in October 1919 as a result of the Great Influenza, the most devastating pandemic flu on record. We have operated as a full-service health department in the State of Ohio since that time. In 2010, the department's name and logo changed to Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) to more accurately reflect all the services performed. Our Board is still known as the Franklin County Board of Health. See below to learn more about our structure and how we operate by law. Learn more about our history here.

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The authority of any health department in the State of Ohio is granted by law and is specifically detailed in the Ohio Revised Code primarily sections 3701, 3707, and 3709. By code, we are a general health district. A five member Board is appointed by the District Advisory Council. The Board appoints a Health Commissioner who oversees the day-to-day operation of the department. FCPH has a staff of approximately 150 people. See below for detailed information on the structure of the department.

One Goal

Franklin County Public Health will adopt equity as the foundation for conducting its daily work.

Our Vision

Franklin County Public Health leads our communities in achieving optimal health for all.

Our Mission

Franklin County Public Health improves the health of our communities by preventing disease, promoting healthy living and protecting against public health threats through education, policies, programs and partnerships.

Our Values

We serve our communities, our organization, and each other with: Integrity, Accountability, Excellence, Respect and Humility.

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On March 11, 2016, FCPH officially became a nationally accredited public health agency through the Public Health Accreditation Board. The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of public health departments. The accreditation process helps to ensure that the programs and services we provide are as responsive as possible to the needs of our community. With accreditation, FCPH is demonstrating increased accountability and credibility to the public, funders, elected officials and partner organizations with which we work. To learn more about Public Health Accreditation visit www.phaboard.org.

Public Health Accreditation Board - Accredited Health Department Logo

2023 Annual Report

Review our 2023 services and accomplishments.
2023 Highlights

2024 Strategic Plan

Learn about the goals and strategies that are being used to strengthen FCPH.
Strategic Plan

Organizational Structure

We are organized into four divisions: Administration, Prevention & Wellness, Health Systems and Planning, and Environmental Health.
Org Charts

Quality Improvement Plan

2020-2023 QI Plan

This Plan serves as the foundation of our commitment to the ongoing improvement of the quality of services that we provide.
QI Plan


As defined by law in Ohio, Franklin County Public Health provides service to all of the townships and villages in Franklin County. In addition, 14 cities in Franklin County contract with our department to serve as their health department and provide comprehensive public health services to their residents.

Fiscal Services

Fiscal Department

The Fiscal services of FCPH strives to provide effective and efficient management of agency resources. Learn more here.

Notice of Privacy Practices

Franklin County Public Health’s Notice of Privacy Practice Summary in English | Spanish | Somali describes how medical information about you may be used and be disclosed and how you can obtain access to the information. If you have questions please contact the Health Commissioner at (614) 525-3670.

Thank you for visiting the Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) website and for reviewing our Privacy Policy. FCPH does not collect any personal information when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information. The FCPH privacy policy is as follows.

During a visit to this website, if the website is simply browsed or information downloaded, certain information will be gathered and stored automatically about the visit. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information:

  • The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if a private Internet access account is used, or "schoolname.edu" if connecting from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when surfing the Web);
  • The operating system and information about the browser used when accessing the site;
  • The visit date and time;
  • If www.myfcph.org is designated as a home page;
  • The pages visited; and
  • The address of the website visited immediately prior to visiting the FCPH site.

Collection and analysis of this information in the aggregate will help us enhance site performance, improve informational materials available on our website and improve overall customer service. If an e-mail message to FCPH is sent or a questionnaire, form or other online survey found on the website is completed, FCPH will maintain the information in accordance with applicable federal law.

FCPH does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any information about our website visitors unless required for law enforcement or otherwise required by law.


Unless otherwise noted, material presented on this Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) website is considered local government information and is in the public domain. That means this information may be freely copied and distributed. We request that you use appropriate attribution to FCPH.

Many materials are available in PDF format for ease of duplication. Note that if material is adapted or modified, all FCPH citations and logos must be removed. If copyrighted content, documents, images, or other materials appear on this website, it will be noted, and the copyright holder must be consulted before that material may be reproduced.

Website managers are encouraged to link to www.myfcph.org. Please identify the site as the local public health agency providing services to the Franklin County, Ohio community. 

If you need the FCPH logo, visit our brand content page.

Endorsement Disclaimer - Links to Other Sites

Our website has links to many other government and non-profit agencies, and in a few cases we link to private organizations. You are subject to that site's privacy policy when you leave our site.

Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, process, service, manufacturer, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by FCPH. FCPH is not responsible for the contents of any "off-site" web page referenced from this server.

FCPH Site Search - Ads by Google™

In order to assist site visitors in finding information quickly, FCPH takes advantage of Google's free Custom Search feature. In the event that Ads by Google appear on the Search Results page(s), FCPH neither endorses nor is responsible for this content.

Ads by Google are created by companies that want to have their ads appear next to relevant content, based on a set of keywords they specify. These listing are administered, sorted and maintained by Google. For information about these Google ads, visit http://adwords.google.com.

By clicking on any of these advertiser links, you will leave myfcph.org. The website you will go to is not endorsed by Franklin County Public Health or any of its associated Web channels. FCPH does not endorse the content of any third-party website. FCPH is not responsible for the content of links, third-party sites, sites framed within the FCPH site or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk. FCPH does not endorse any product advertised on the FCPH site.

Endorsement Disclaimer - Pop-Up Advertisements

When visiting our website, your browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other websites you visited or by third party software installed on your computer. FCPH does not endorse or recommend products or services for which you may view a pop-up advertisement on your computer screen while visiting our site.

Information Disclaimer

The information provided using this website is only intended to be general summary information to the public. It is not intended to take the place of either the written law or regulations.