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.
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department prevents disease and injury and creates environments that promote and protect the community’s health.
All people thrive in healthy communities that promote equity and optimal health.
Our Core Values
Excellence, Equity, Diversity and Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity
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.)
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)