Kern County Department Of Public Health mission is to protect and safeguard the health and safety of the community. This is accomplished through the following objectives:
- Promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviors through education, awareness and prevention of disease.
- A coordinated and efficient dedication of resources that aggressively responds to threats to the health of the community.
- A comprehensive approach to health risks by identifying and evaluating causative factors related to diseases including environmental factors and health inequities and disparities.
- Creation of an environment that supports creative and innovative solutions to emerging health risks and chronic disease.