About the Health Department

Vision, mission, services, divisions, and contacts.


St. Louis, an equitable community achieving optimal health for all.



To assure a healthy St. Louis community through quality public health services and partnerships by providing continuous protection, prevention, and promotion for the public's health.

Ten Essential Public Health Services

  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems. 
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community. 
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues. 
  4. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems. 
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.  
  1. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  2. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable. 
  3. Assure a competent public health and personal healthcare workforce. 
  4. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services. 
  5. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems. 

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