Mission, Vision, Values

Jefferson County Health Department
Mission, Vision, and Values

The mission of the Jefferson County Health Department is to

promote the health, safety, and well-being of all people in Jefferson County.

The vision of the Jefferson County Health Department is

Healthy People, Communities and Lifestyles

Organizational Value Statements
Advocacy We create spaces and opportunities that allow for community members to voice their concerns and participate in decisions that affect their health. We provide a voice for the health, safety, and wellbeing of all people in Jefferson County and support policies, programs, and services that improve those aspects of public health.
Collaboration We build and honor relationships within our community, and leverage the support and resources of community members, partners and stakeholders to organize a greater collective impact on public health.
Empowerment We help community members to make informed choices to support their health by providing accurate information, resources and tools to thrive. We show respect and compassion, and support individual autonomy and community action.

Health Equity We strive to improve the social determinants of health and eliminate barriers in systems, policies and practices to achieve optimal heath for community members, especially for those who are most in need. We support fair access to and representation in programs, services and information for all people in Jefferson County.

Integrity We hold ourselves to high standards of diligence, ethics, excellence, stewardship, trust and transparency in all aspects of our work. We take pride in the impact and qualify of what we do so that community members from all walks of life can depend on us to act in the best interest of public health.

Respect We value all people with unconditional positive regard, and recognize the equal rights and humanity of all people in Jefferson County as foundational to an optimal state of health. We actively listen and observe to understand differences in opinion and perspective to build better relationships and greater collective impact in health environments.

Evidence-based We utilize scientific evidence, methods and data that is quantitative and qualitative to a high degree in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services to render a greater and more effective impact on public health.