Whatcom County Health Department 2015-2019 Strategic Plan

Our Mission:  Whatcom County Health Department is a local governmental public health and human services agency.  Our mission is to lead the community in promoting health and preventing disease.

Our Vision:  All people in our community have the opportunities they need to thrive in a safe and healthy environment.

Our Values

  • Compassion and Respect
  • Cooperation and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Effectiveness
  • Positive Work Environment
  • Meaningful Work
  • Integrity
FoundationalPublicHealthServices

Desired Results

  • Children and adults are physically and mentally healthy.
  • Families are strong and self-sufficient.
  • People have the opportunity to make healthy, active lifestyle choices.
  • People live in safe environments.
  • People are safe, protected from disease, and prepared for emergencies.
  • Everyone has the opportunity for basic needs to be met.
  1. Sustain
  2. Connect
  3. Transform

We Provide Critical Infrastructure

Our five-year goals:

  • Our workforce is fully supported and highly engaged.
  • Foundational public health capacities and programs are fully funded.
  • Data and compassion drive our decisions.
With these strategic priorities and five-year goals as our guideposts, Whatcom County Health Department establishes a Work Plan every two years with specific measurable objectives.