Leaders in promoting, protecting and preserving the health and well-being
of Price County citizens through partnerships with people and communities.
Public Health Programs
What is Public Health? According to The
World Health Organization (WHO) public health refers to all organized
measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health,
and prolong life among the population as a whole. Its activities aim to
provide conditions in which people can be healthy and focus on entire
populations, not on individual patients or diseases. Thus, public health
is concerned with the total system and not only the eradication of a
particular disease. The three main public health functions are:
The assessment and monitoring of the health of communities and
populations at risk to identify health problems and priorities.
The formulation of public policies designed to solve identified local
and national health problems and priorities.
assure that all populations have access to appropriate and
cost-effective care, including health promotion and disease prevention
Public health professionals monitor and diagnose the health concerns of
entire communities and promote healthy practices and behaviors to ensure
that populations stay healthy.
Price County Public Health programs include: