Welcome to the
Calhoun County Public Health Department
Vision: "The healthiest community for life and living.
Mission: "Enhance our community's total well-being by promoting healthy lifestyles, protecting health, and preventing disease."
The Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) is one of 45 local public health jurisdictions in Michigan fulfilling the legal role as detailed in the Public Health Code. The scope of health care services provided include communicable disease, environmental health, and primary and preventive health care. In fulfilling the legal role as detailed in the Public Health Code, CCPHD works collaboratively with other community and statewide agencies and organizations sharing resources and addressing critical and emerging health needs.
In February 2009, the Board of Health developed long-term goals and strategies to achieve. These goals include:
- Overweight and Obesity: Increase the percent of adults who are at a healthy weight and reduce the percent of adults who are obese.
- Teen Pregnancy: Reduce the teen pregnancy rate.
CCPHD’s goals are determined by the Public Health Code include:
- Monitor health status to identify community health problems
- Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
- Inform, educate, and empower people about health risks
- Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve problems
- Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
- Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
- Link people to health services and ensure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
- Assure a competent public health workforce
- Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of services
- Research new insights and innovative solutions to health problems
Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder recently released a message regarding Michigan's health status. Snyder's A Special Message from Governor Rick Snyder: Health and Wellness
report summarizes Michigan's health care costs, chronic disease statististics, and how wellness and economics are linked. Many of the Calhoun County Public Health Department's programs are targeted to address specific issues. To read Snyder's full report, click on the link/report name above.