Mission, Vision, Values

Mission

ACHD's mission is to partner with the community to prevent disease and to promote health, safety, and well-being.

Vision


Healthy People, Healthy Andrews.

Values

Integrity
We are honest, trustworthy and transparent in all we do. We strive to do the right thing to achieve the best public health outcomes.

Collaboration
We value the diversity and unique contributions of our employees and partners. We develop positive relationships, foster innovative solutions, and strengthen our capacity to accomplish our mission.

Respect
We uphold a standard of conduct that recognizes and values the contributions of all. We foster a working environment in which listening to and understanding our differences is encouraged and confidences are protected.

Evidence-Based Practice
We use the best scientific data and methods available to guide our policies and actions to promote healthy living in Andrews County. We rely on the objective facts of evidence-based science to build a strong foundation to address health needs and concerns.

Accountability
We are effective and efficient managers of the public trust and public funds, and hold ourselves and others to appropriate high standards. We operate with open communication, transparency, timeliness, and continuous quality improvement.


10 Essential Services of Public Health

  1. Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  4. Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  8. Assure competent public and personal health care workforce.
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

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