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Our Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission: The Mission of the Jackson County Health Department is to create a healthier and safer community through disease prevention and control, health promotion and education, environmental protection and emergency preparedness.

Vision: Every member of our community is healthy and lives in a safe environment.

Values:  Service – Cultivating a culture of compassion and stewardship within our community and organization.

Leadership – Inspiring dedication, passion, and strong relationships with all community stakeholders.

Integrity – Uncompromising ethical conduct and standards of responsibility and accountability.

Teamwork – Achievement and innovation through support and loyalty to others


Guiding Principle: “He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” – Thomas Carlyle

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Jackson County Health Department is proud to be one of only 320 local health departments nationwide to become a nationally accredited health department by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)


Established in 2007, the PHAB is a non-profit organization that administers the national accreditation program. This program aims to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation. 



The Jackson County Health Department is a combined health district serving Jackson County, including the cities of Jackson and Wellston, and the villages of Oak Hill and Coalton. JCHD is operated under the authority of State Law and the adoption of local regulations and resolutions that are voted on by your Board of Health and community input.

what we do

The Jackson County Health Department is a leader in improving the health and well-being of your community by:

  • Protecting you from health threats

  • Educating you and your neighbors about health issues

  • Providing healthy solutions and services to the entire community

  • Advancing community health 

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