"Each member had a vision that the main purpose of all health work is to
apply scientific knowledge to the conditions of our environments that disease
may be prevented and the physical powers of the people be increased at a minimum
of inconvenience and expense to the taxpayer of the county.
The ideal of Public Health work is to create an organization that will secure to every citizen whatever his condition and wherever his residence, the right to a sound body and good health."
- excerpts from the first Board of Health Meeting, 1920
On January 20, 1920, the first District Advisory Council for Wood County Health District met. Although the City of Bowling Green was large enough to have its own health district, the townships and the city agreed to function as one health district. The first board of health had 5 members.
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