Every day, Public Health is at work to make Wake County a safer and healthier place for you to live, work, learn, and play.
Public Health protects the public by:
- Monitoring the environment to ensure it is healthy and safe
- Investigating disease outbreaks and taking action to prevent further spread
- Preparing for and responding to disasters and emergencies
Public health prevents disease through:
Education that focuses on personal practices needed to stay health
Access to preventive health care services, especially for those most at risk
Public health promotes healthy lifestyles by:
- creating and maintaining policy that improves the length and quality of life while reducing future medical costs and loss of productivity
The Division of Public Health also has a role in collecting, analyzing and publishing data to help others learn more about health trends and risks in our community. As a result, the Division of Public Health engages in processes that collect a wide variety of data and produce a number of publications. The Community Health Needs Assessment process and reports such as the Community Health Needs Assessment Reports
, State of the County's Health Reports
and Public Health Quarterly Reports
all provide information about the health and well-being of our community.