Public health is about ensuring the safety of the food we eat and the water we drink. It is about stopping the spread of infectious diseases, promoting good health and managing chronic conditions.

Simply put, public health is concerned with the health of populations – a neighborhood, city, county, state, and even the nation. It differs from individual health and treatment because while public health can deliver direct healthcare services, it focuses on prevention, promoting healthy lifestyles, education and research.

You can find out more information about public health in your county by clicking on the links in the navigation bar on the left-hand side of the page.