Department of Health Mission

Mission Statement and 10 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.  
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable. 
  8. Assure a competent public health and personal healthcare workforce. 
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services. 
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems. 

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DOH Mission Statement and 10 Essential Functions of Public Health

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