We recognize that residents are more than mere consumers of public health services. In addition to health services, our health department is involved in a variety of community-based activities that engage residents in the planning, evaluation and implementation of health activities in their communities. Many of those services and activities are profiled on this site.
Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care
The Affordable Care Act has led to expansions in health insurance coverage. But racial and ethnic minorities still are more likely to have unequal access, receive poorer quality care and have worse health outcomes. These health disparities threaten our nation’s health. Speakers will discuss how the levels of racism play out within the health care system, unconscious bias in health care and what’s being done to address those inequities to improve the public’s health. Click here for more information about the series or to register for the webinar.
Public Health ACT Campaign (PHACT)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a final rule that by 2030 carbon pollution would be cut from power plants by 32% below 2005 levels. Carbon pollution is a significant contributor to climate change, which posess serious long-term health consequences including death due to respiratory illness, heat related stress and insect borne diseases. It would also prevent 90,000 asthma attacks in children. The nation’s students and workers would miss 300,000 fewer school and work days. For more information on making your voice heard, send an alert message to Congress http://bit.ly/1TmH5gR. More Info »