Grand Forks Public Health Department


Programs & Services


Grand Forks Public Health Department > Programs & Services

VISION STATEMENT

Healthy People, Healthy Environment, Healthy Community

MISSION STATEMENT

The Grand Forks Public Health Department is committed to serve the community by promoting healthy lifestyles, protecting the environment, preventing disease, responding to disasters, and assuring accessibility to health services.

CORE FUNCTIONS

Assessment

Monitor health status to identify community health problems
Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.

Policy Development

Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.

Assurance

Assure competent public health and personal health care workforce
Provide care or link people to needed personal health services
Assure the provision of direct health services when otherwise unavailable
Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.

Research new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

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