Health Department

About the Health Department


Pottawatomie County Health Department was established in 1973 by the County Commissioners. The commissioners are the local board of health for the department. 
Health Department Entrance

Mission


The department's mission was adopted in 2013 and states, "It is our mission to engage, encourage, and build community partnerships for the purpose of identifying and promoting a healthy living environment for the stakeholders of Pottawatomie County."

Essential Services for Public Health


The Health Department strives to meet the 10 essential services for public health by:
  • Assuring a competent public and personal health care workforce
  • Developing policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
  • Diagnosing and investigating health problems and health hazards in the community
  • Enforcing laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Evaluating effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
  • Informing, educating, and empowering people about health issues
  • Linking people to needed personal health services and assuring the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  • Mobilizing community partnerships and actions to identify and solve health problems
  • Monitoring health status to identify and solve community health problems
  • Researching for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems