Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. Public health is population based, meaning it focuses on improving the health of the entire community rather than addressing individual health care needs. Prevention, people, and partnerships sum up the work of local public health.
Weld County established the second local health department in Colorado in 1938 and is the longest continuously operating local health department in the state. The Weld County Health Department achieved accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board in November 2016, making it one of eight agencies to earn this recognition to date in Colorado. The value of accreditation strengthens the Health Department to better serve Weld County residents through continuous quality improvement, partnerships, and accountability.
The Weld County Health Department is organized into four service divisions: Administration; Environmental Health Services; Health Education, Communication, and Planning; and Public Health Services.
We serve Weld County by cultivating partnerships to promote public health and environmental quality through the delivery of relevant, innovative, and cost-effective services.
Everyone in Weld County has the opportunity to live their healthiest lives.
- Achieve organizational excellence through an engaged, connected, and skilled workforce.
- Cultivate a culture of continuous quality improvement to advance excellence in business practices, programs, and services.
- Foster engagement in community partnerships to achieve optimal public health outcomes.
Public Health Code of Ethics