St. Clair County Health Department YouTube Channel

Visit the St. Clair County Health Department YouTube Channel to find videos on services provided and various public health initiatives. Watch it here.

St. Clair County Prescription Drug Abuse Workgroup

The Rx Workgroup has created a Faces of Recovery video to address stigma and addiction:
Watch it here.

The St. Clair County Prescription Drug Abuse Workgroup examines this serious public health issue: Watch Video

Hepatitis A

Do You Know How to Prevent Hep A?

Personal Health Clinic

Do you know your STI status?

Inside St. Clair County

“Inside St. Clair County” on channel featured knowledgeable health department staff highlighting the upcoming flu session and food safety. Watch the video. To view other features, Click here.

Healthy Eating

Watch "We're Not Buying It".
Watch and share this two-minute video, which reveals the lengths food industries go to promoting unhealthy foods to kids, including advertising in their classrooms. A Spanish-language version, “No nos la tragamos” is also available.

Why shop at a farmers market? Watch this video, Farmers Markets: Fresh, Nutritious, Local to learn about the benefits of buying fresh, nutritious, delicious and locally grown foods. Hear a registered dietitian talk with shoppers and farmers. Then go visit your local farmers market for the freshest food in season!


This educational and compelling video, Vaccine Preventable Disease - The Forgotten Story: Facing Influenza, conveys the importance of receiving the influenza (flu) vaccine. These three families all share their story with the hopes of educating other parents about the importance of vaccination for influenza, more commonly known as the flu. They have experienced tremendous trial, loss, and hardship and their lives have been forever changed.

Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out. Watch the NOVA special Vaccines—Calling the Shots

A local mom's personal story of her baby's death from Pertussis and a testimonial of a woman who suffered a serious bout of H1N1: Watch Video

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Nuclear Power Repository

OPG Nuclear Power Repository Presentation - February 26, 2014

Public Health and Prevention

Healthiest Nation in One Generation

Now that President Obama has signed the new health reform law, we need to continue our efforts through the implementation process to make our country the healthiest nation in one generation. However, while universal access to health care is vital to improving the health of our nation, it is just one element of reforming our health system.

Public health and the prevention strategies that it promotes form the foundation for health system reform. Delivering resources to entire communities has more positive health impacts on people than individual interventions alone. Population-based programs address main causes of disease, disability and health disparities for a wide range of people and can help achieve increased value for our health dollar. These programs, in conjunction with stronger health care coverage and delivery, will lead to a true change in our nation’s health “Together, we can do better”.