The purpose of the Jefferson County Health Department is to help an individual or group achieve a more satisfying life and to improve the quality of life for the residents of the Jefferson County General Health District.
The Jefferson County Health Department is here to provide services and programs in order to achieve the stated purpose. Those services and programs will be based on a number of principles and assumptions including, but not limited to:
- The Department shall carry out programs mandated by the State Legislature and Ohio Department of Health.
- All citizens of the Jefferson County General Health District should be free of any environmental conditions that lower the quality of life. To this end the Board shall adopt and enforce environmental rules and regulations.
- All citizens of the Jefferson County General Health District should be free of communicable diseases. To this end the Board shall create a public health nursing division.
- Citizens of the Jefferson County General Health District should not be barred from receiving medical and dental care due to race, creed, color or socioeconomic levels. To this end the Board may provide services if economically feasible.