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Public Health Department
MISSIONThe purpose of the Public Health Department is to provide environmental health, nutritional health, community health, emergency preparedness, women and children's health and communicable disease prevention and control services to all Wayne County residents, businesses and visitors so that they can enjoy good health and be safe during emergencies. The Public Health Department is subdivided into two groups: Public Health and Environmental Health.
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- Environmental Health Program Services
The purpose of the Environmental Health Program is to prevent disease and illness by promoting and facilitating safe food service, monitoring recreational waters, protecting the drinking water supply, regulating smoking in places of employment, ensuring lead-safe homes for children, establishing body art standards and facilitating the startup and continued operation of businesses so that residents, visitors and businesses will experience a safer environment.
- Nutritional Program Services (WIC)
The purpose of the Nutrition Program is to provide nutrition assessment, education and counseling, food assistance and referral services to low-income eligible women (who are pregnant and post-partum), infants and children (until their 5th birthday) so women can deliver healthy babies, children experience normal growth and development and families make healthy food choices.
- Communicable Disease Program Services
The purpose of the Communicable Disease Program is to provide disease surveillance, prevention and control services to residents and businesses in Wayne County so they can have timely and effective notifications and interventions to reduce communicable disease transmission and incidence rates.
- Women and Child Health Services Program Services
The purpose of the Women and Children's Health Services Program is to provide preventive health services, treatment, assessment, education, case management and referral services to eligible Wayne County women and children so they can obtain information, utilize health services and prevent the onset of disease.
- Community Health Services Program Services
The purpose of the Community Health Services Program is to provide access to health services, education, disease prevention and referral services to Wayne County residents so they can live longer and free of disease.
- Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Services
The purpose of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program is to provide emergency preparedness plans, training, exercises, and emergency response services to Wayne County citizens, visitors and the emergency response community so they know what to do for themselves, their families, and the community in the event of an emergency or disaster.
- Public Health Operations Program Services
The purpose of the Public Health Operations program is to provide strategic management, procurement, information technology, facilities management, fiscal services, personnel management, and continuous quality improvement services to Public Health Group employees so they can achieve identified operational and strategic performance targets.
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