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