Ohio

Ohio
At a Glance
  • Population: 11,689,442
  • Local Health Departments: 113
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Flooding
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations: 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic; 2016: Republican National Convention; 2015: Ebola Response
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2020: $17,502,622
    FY 2019: $17,356,642
    FY 2018: $17,526,886
PHEP-funded staff (rounded)
  • Epidemiologists:  4
  • Laboratorians:  4
  • Health Professionals: 2
  • Other*:  17

*Includes IT specialists, administrative staff, statisticians, and other positions

Top 5 Preparedness Investments
  1. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and Distribution
  2. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation
  3. Community Preparedness
  4. Emergency Operations Coordinator
  5. Community Recovery
Stories from the Field
Ohio Republican National Convention
Republican National Convention in Ohio

On July 18 -21, 2016, Cleveland, Ohio, hosted the Republican National Convention, seeing an influx of nearly 70,000 visitors to the area, including delegates from every state and territory. This event, like other large political gatherings, was considered a National Special Security Event, meaning that it was a potential target for terrorism or other criminal activity.

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Page last reviewed: February 26, 2021, 09:05 AM