Department of Health

Welcome to the Lackawanna County Department of Health site. We are in the process of meeting all the requirements for certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Until then, please use the links on the left to track our progress and some useful links to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


Develop a model, healthy community through data-informed decisions and the engagement of the community, family, and individual that will build health equity for the entire population while respecting their dignity and diversity.


Prevent illness, protect, and preserve health and well-being and promote a healthy lifestyle choices.


On March 31, 2021, Lackawanna County received a certificate of approval to proceed with the development of a department of health from the State. A board of health has been formed as per State Public Health Law, and we have recruited and hired a Department of Health Director, an epidemiologist, a business intelligence analyst, and a community health nurse supervisor to guide our development based on the public health needs of the community.


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Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

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Health Plan and County Health Assessment2 documents

  • Lackawanna Department of Health Proposal Plan and Assessment.docx
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  • Reasons for a Local Department of Health.docx
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Asthma, Allergies and Health Advisories6 documents

  • Allergy PSA.mp3
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  • Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
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  • Asthma Control Brochure
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  • Health Advisory Lackawanna County.pdf
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  • Code ORANGE Air Quality Alert on Saturday.pdf
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Formation of the Health Department4 documents

  • Lackawanna Certificate of Approval
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  • Dept of Health and Human Services-OYFS Name Change
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  • Commissioners Letter Dept of Health
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  • Ordinance 272 Department of Health and Human Services
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