Assessment and Planning

Division Overview

The Department of Public Health and Environment conducts assessments about the health of the people living in the county along with environmental conditions. The assessments are done in collaboration with citizens, community organizations and policy makers. In general, the assessment process includes the following steps:
  • Collect and analyze data about conditions of public health and/or environmental importance including citizen input
  • Identify important public health and environmental concerns impacting the county
  • Recommend what should be done to address the concerns
  • Share the findings with the public

Completed Assessment and Plans

The assessment process may also lead to the preparation of detailed plans about the actions the county or other organizations are going to take to address the concerns. The most recently completed assessments and plans are available below: