Budget Search
County
Public Health
Adopted Expenditures
By Program 2016-17 Adopted Change from 2015-16 Adopted
Administration & Support
 
$9,280,610
10%
$154,506
1.7%
Health Care Centers
 
$47,288,921
52%
$6,925,413
17.2%
Indigent Health Programs
 
$6,066,585
7%
$477,619
7.3%
Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
 
$13,874,173
15%
$979,925
7.6%
Regulatory Programs & Emergency Preparedness
 
$8,504,009
9%
$102,767
1.2%
Animal Services
 
$5,364,819
6%
$310,560
6.1%
Total Department
 
$90,379,117
100%
$7,995,552
9.7%
Mission Statement

To improve the health of our communities by preventing disease, promoting wellness, ensuring access to needed health care, and maintaining a safe and healthy environment.

About the Department

The Public Health Department (PHD) has six Budget Programs, Health Care Centers, Indigent Health Programs, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Regulatory Programs and Emergency Preparedness, Administration and Support, and Animal Services. Through these programs, the PHD:

 

Provides preventative, primary, and specialty health care at five Federally Qualified Health Centers and three satellite homeless shelter locations.  Ensures access to necessary medical care for adults, children, low-income families, and individuals with special needs.

Provides support, enrollment assistance, and case management to a variety of programs for the uninsured, the indigent, and the specific serious health needs of children.  

Prevents outbreaks and promotes healthy behaviors for the entire community by investigating, monitoring, and testing for communicable diseases.  Informs and empowers people about nutrition, maternal, child, and family health, chronic diseases, and other health issues.

Protects the health and well-being of the community by controlling environmental hazards and ensuring the highest quality medical care through an integrated and coordinated system of services.

Establishes and maintains a safe and healthy environment between humans and animals.  Protects the animal population from the dangers of the street, the wild, disease, and from other potential harm.

Related Links