Health Department Mission
​It is the mission of the Health Department to promote and protect the highest standards of healthy living for all county citizens. 

Ten Essential Public Health Services
These ten essential public health services describe the public health activities that all communities should undertake. 
  • Monitor health status to identify and solve community health programs. 
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues. 
  • Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems. 
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts. 
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable. 
  • Assure competent public and personal health care workforce. 
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services. 
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.