What is Public Health?
|Our Vision is to have a healthy Mason County.
Our Mission is to:
Public health is guaranteed to all residents by Washington State law. From safe drinking water and restaurant food safety, to disease prevention and control; the work of public health is to help communities be safe and healthy. The National Public Health Performance Standards Program has identified standards to ensure an optimal level of performance from state and local public health departments. Ten essential services of public health provide the framework for these standards including:
Mason County Board of Health oversees policy and budget decisions of the public health department. Departmental leadership is provided by:
Public Health services are funded by a combination of federal, state, and local funding and fees for service. The 2011 BOCC Adopted Budget Publication provides detailed financial information for the department (pages 226-234).