Health Department

Ten Essential Public Health Services

Welcome to the Lafayette County Health Department!

Public Health is the Science and Art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, communities, and individuals.

Mission Statement

"Promoting, Protecting & Preserving Health while Providing Care with Partnerships throughout our Communities"

Our Vision

“Live Well Lafayette” … Active, healthy families and people of all ages, abilities, and cultures living, playing, and working in thriving communities.

We Are Public Health

  • We are inclusive. We respect and value each other for our differences and similarities. We engage internal and external partners with diverse experiences. We promote equal rights and opportunities and advocate wellness for everyone regardless of social, economic, or cultural factors.
  • We are evidence driven. We use data and evidence in our decision making process. We use and collect data to develop initiatives, track progress, and to identify opportunities for quality improvement.
  • We are transparent. We conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity. We communicate openly and we do what we say we are going to.
  • We are accountable to our partners and our community. We are responsible for our actions, value open and honest feedback for continuous improvement, and are good stewards of our resources.
  • We are collaborative. We value partnerships and work together to provide the best solutions that address health priorities of the community and support a strong public health system.
What is Public Health? Why is it important?
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