What is Public Health?
Public health promotes and protects the health of people and their communities. Public health focuses on preventing illness or injury and encourages healthy behaviors. Other key roles of public health include: conducting scientific research, educating, reducing health disparities, advocating, promoting health equity, tracking disease outbreaks, leading evidence-based quality practices and policy changes, preparing/mobilizing for disasters and emergencies, coordinating and integrating care and services across the lifespan, and much more.
Our Purpose: prevention of disease and promotion of health.
Vision Statement: Lifelong health and well-being for every person, family and community in Iowa County.
Mission Statement: Enhancing the quality of life across the lifespan.
Core Values: prevention and promotion, collaboration and partnerships, evidence-based, social justice, health equity and compassion.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Nurse Leaders, August, 2017.