San Benito County

Health & Human Services Agency

Hollister, California

Public Health / Environmental Health

Healthy People in Healthy Communities


Mission Statement

The San Benito County Public Health Services Department works in partnership with the community to ensure optimal health and well-being of all people by preventing disease, injury and disability, promoting physical and mental health and protecting from health hazards.  We accomplish this through identifying community health needs, assuring the availability of quality health services and providing effective leadership in developing public health policies.  We are committed to working in partnership with our communities to eliminate health disparities.

Public Health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.  Over the last century, Public Health has dramatically improved our quality of life by:

  1. Reducing childhood disabilities and death through vaccinations
  2. Establishing policies that reduce motor-vehicle accidents
  3. Advocating and promoting workplace safety
  4. Controlling infectious diseases through investigation and treatment
  5. Informing and educating about health and wellness
  6. Assuring safe and healthy food quality
  7. Improving the health of mothers and babies
  8. Increasing access to family planning services
  9. Fluoridation of drinking water
  10. Reducing tobacco use
  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems
  2. Diagnose & investigate health problems and hazards
  3. Inform, educate and empower residents about health issues
  4. Mobilize community partnerships 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 professional health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  8. Assure a confident public health 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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