Health & Human Services


Optimal Health, Wellness, and Safety for all Santa Cruz County residents.

Mission Statement

Using the most effective and efficient means available, including education and prevention services, promote individual and group actions and choices that produce the highest possible level of Public and Environmental Health.


  •  Assure accessibility of services
  •  Control or prevent communicable disease outbreaks
  •  Increase local health emergency response capacity
  •  Increase the effectiveness of all programs through cooperative efforts with community members, local, state, and federal organizations, and agencies
  •  Maintain highly qualified, efficient, and service-oriented staff
  •  Prevent or correct dangerous environmental conditions
  •  Promote healthy life choices and lifestyles
  •  Promote the use of modern Environmental and Public Health Strategies
  •  Use state-of-the-art technology to improve efficiency, service, and data availability

Key Services (Click to Access)

Emergency Preparedness and Response
Enviromental Health Services
Public Health Services
Public Records Request