Public Health has been defined as "the science and art of preventing disease”, prolonging life and improving quality of life through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations (public and private), communities and individuals. Analyzing the determinants of health of a population and the threats it faces is the basis for public health. The public can be as small as a handful of people or as large as a village or an entire city; in the case of a pandemic it may encompass several continents. The concept of health takes into account physical, psychological, and social well-being.
ASSESSMENT, PLANNING AND COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE, PREVENTION, INVESTIGATION AND CONTROL
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
PREVENTION AND POPULATION HEALTH PROMOTION
VITAL STATISTICS AND RECORDS
ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE
CHILD FATALITY INVESTIGATIONS
MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH
SHARPS MAIL BACK PROGRAM
Mission: Moffat County Public Health addresses unique obstacles in Colorado’s Great Northwest, through the promotion and improvement of the health, wellbeing, safety and opportunity for every resident.
Vision: Moffat County Public Health serves a diverse frontier population. Physical and mental health, social wellbeing, and the preservation of the pioneer spirit are valued and are accessible to all.
Guiding Principles: Monitor health status of the residents, recognize and address health disparities
Offer comprehensive and evidence-based services that promote positive health behaviors and outcomes
Form lasting community-based partnerships that incorporate the diversity of individuals and their differing approach to health
Focus on supporting high-risk populations including families, youth and children and early intervention, in addition to child fatality prevention systems
Assure access for prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol services
The practice of balancing science with the beliefs and wisdom of the residents in Moffat County
Please subscribe to our monthly Public Health Newsletter to be up to date on health promotion, disease prevention, community events and communicable disease updates.
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Phone: (970) 629-4002
Secure Fax: (833) 719-1191