The activities of the Jefferson County Health Department are guided by its strategic plan.  The strategic plan was developed to achieve Jefferson County Health Department’s

Jefferson County Health Department is a highly qualified, well-equipped, trusted team who collaborates and engages the community to provide the highest standard of  public health  services.

Our vision will be accomplished by carrying out our:

The mission of the Jefferson County Health Department is to protect, promote and improve health and the quality of life for residents of Jefferson County.

Our activities will be conducted according to our:

 PASSION:  A sincere enthusiasm for ones work; love what you do.

INTEGRITY:  Having and demonstrating values such as credibility, loyalty, honesty, fairness, trust and respect for individuals.

ACCOUNTABLE: Takes responsibility and ownership for actions and/or outcomes.

COMPETENCE:  Ability to demonstrate knowledge and the skills needed for effectiveness and consistency.

COMMITMENT: Dedication and perseverance - willing to do "whatever it takes" to get the job done.

ADAPTABLE TO CHANGE:  Flexible to engage in an ever evolving enironment.



Strengthen the Jefferson County public health network.

STRATEGIC ISSUE #2: Enhance and expand community partnerships.

STRATEGIC ISSUE #3: Prevent injury, disability and premature death.

STRATEGIC ISSUE #4: Ensure access to quality health care services.

STRATEGIC ISSUE #5: Improve the community’s health status through increased understanding of wellness and health risks.

STRATEGIC ISSUE #6: Safeguard the health and safety of consumers.