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Mission and Values

healthDepartment Prevention, people, and partnerships sum up the work of local public health. Public health is population based, meaning it focuses on improving the health of the entire community rather than addressing individual health care needs.

The Health Department is organized into five service divisions: Administration; Community Health Services; Environmental Health Services; Health Education, Communication, and Planning; and Public Health Clinical Services. 

Vision Statement

Together, we are working to make Weld County the healthiest place to live, learn, work, and play.

Mission Statement

In partnership with the communities we serve, Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment preserves, promotes, and protects the health and environment of the residents of Weld County.

What We Value
  • The World Health Organization's ecological model of health: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
  • The diversity of individuals and communities we serve and their differing approaches to health
  • Collaboration
  • Addressing underlying factors that affect good health
  • Effective leadership
  • Being responsible stewards of public trust and resources
  • A diverse staff that is selected with care, treated respectfully, held accountable, and encouraged to grow
  • Continuous improvement
  • Balancing science and practice with the wisdom and beliefs of the people we serve
  • Emphasis on prevention, health promotion, and early intervention

"Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations - public and private, communities and individuals." Winslow, 1920

Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment is part of a local system that focuses on the following:

Public Health Management
  • Preventing epidemics and the spread of  disease
  • Protecting against environmental hazards
  • Preventing injuries
  • Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors
  • Responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery
  • Assuring the quality and accessibility of health services
We are an Accredited Health Department

On November 15 2016, the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment was officially accredited by the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The accreditation process took almost 3-years to complete and involved 12 domains and 100 focus areas. In addition to submitting over 425 pieces of documentation, a PHAB site evaluation team spent 2-days meeting and interviewing Health Department leadership, staff, partners, and the Board of County Commissioners. The value of accreditation strengthens the Health Department to better serve Weld County residents through continuous quality improvement, partnerships, and accountability. The Health Department must apply for reaccreditation every 5-years and submit an annual progress report. 





Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment


1555 North 17th Avenue 
Greeley, CO 80631
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Phone: (970) 304-6420
Fax: (970) 304-6416


4209 County Road 24 1/2
Longmont, CO 80504
I-25 and Exit 240
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - noon; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Phone: (720) 652-4238

Public Health Code of Ethics
Health Department Strategic Plan