The role of the sanitarian (public health inspector) has changed from the original primary effort of public health enforcement. As society has evolved, so the environmental health staff has become the advocate for both providers and consumers of environmental services, protecting the public's health through education and prevention.
The sanitarian shares vital information with licensed operators and owners, thereby saving them time, money and hardship in getting their services to the public. This function is often obscured by expected inspection activities.
In addition, through education provided to various community groups, local agencies and organizations, and concerned members of the general public, a concept of quality living can be created within the local population enabling each citizen to take personal responsibility for their homes, entertainment, and working environments.
For more information about our health education program, contact the Logan County Health District at 937-592-9040.