Public Health aims to protect and improve the health of the community through:
- Health education
- Promotion of healthy lifestyles
- Disease and injury prevention
- Eliminating health disparities
By promoting public health and environmental health programs, we are able to develop and provide resources that protect the health of your family and community. +more
Public health professionals prevent problems from happening or re-occurring through implementing educational programs, developing policies, administering services, and promoting healthy human and environmental systems. Contrast that to clinical professionals, such as doctors and nurses, who focus primarily on treating individuals after they become sick or injured. Public health promotes health care equity and quality and seeks to limit health disparities and barriers to accessing health care.
- Birth and Death Certificates
Includes certificates from current and previous year, all burial permits, and medical marijuana cards.
- Children's Medical Services
Coordinate medical services for children with certain diseases, and medical and dental services for children and foster children of qualifying families.
- Vaccines, Immunizations and Flu
Vaccine locations, flu prevention, travel health and more.
- Infectious Diseases
Everything from TB, HIV, Hepatitis, Flu, Pertussis and more.
Water and tick testing are provided to the general public, while various other tests are available to Medical Professionals.
Nurses offer professional health care service to the community through in-home visits for children and adults.
- Pregnant and Parenting Teens
Case managers offer aid, advice and direction to pregnant and parenting teens and their children.
- Environmental Health
Drinking water, sewage, dangerous chemicals, pollution, food safety and training, illegal dumping and more.
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Eligibility, application, and information about the nutrition program for pregnant women, new mothers and young children.