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About Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD)

Overview of the Public Health Department
  
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department focuses on protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, disease and injury prevention, and the promotion of sound health policy. The Department is comprised of a highly diverse work force that encompasses many professional disciplines and several main areas of focus. The Department includes over 30 programs and services organized across seven divisions and centers.
 
Our Mission
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department prevents disease and injury and creates environments that promote and protect the community’s health.
 
Our Vision
All people thrive in healthy communities that promote equity and optimal health.
 
Our Core Values
Excellence, Equity, Diversity and Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity 
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Our Priorities and Goals
 
 

What is Public Health?

 
Public health is about protecting and improving the health of the entire community as a whole. Public health achievements during the last century have dramatically improved our quality of life.
 
 
Value of Public Health
Watch these videos by the American Public Health Association, to learn why public health is so important and how "Together, we can do better."  
 
 

"Healthiest Nation in One Generation" Video: This video by the American Public Health Association explains why public health is so important. (Click image to play.)

 

"Together We Can Do Better" Video: The American Public Health Association worldwide message. (Click image to play.)

image linked to YouTube video called "Together, We Can Do Better"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Santa Clara County Public Health Administration
976 Lenzen Avenue,
2nd Floor
San Jose, California 95126
 
 
Telephone: (408) 792-5040
Fax: (408) 792-5041
Hearing Impaired Contact: 7-1-1 (California Relay Service)
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Our mission is to prevent disease and injury and create environments that promote and protect the community's health.