Mission & Values

Our Mission

To protect and promote the highest level of health possible for the communities we serve

Community Focused

Dedicated and Passionate about Public Health

Grounded in Teamwork

Accessible, Approachable, Authentic

Our Purpose

In support of our mission, vision and values

  • Develop and maintain current, field-driven operations to improve the value and responsiveness of the programs and services we provide.
  • Reduce disease and better the health of the whole public.
  • Seek input and be responsive to the individuals we serve.
  • Provide information and education, as needed, to the public.
  • Provide health services where they are not otherwise available.
  • Be committed to the improvement of our programs and services with a focus on the needs and outcomes of the clients we serve by continually learning about and improving health and linking to other institutions and organizations.
  • Prepare to respond to a public health emergency or disaster.
  • Provide leadership when needed.
  • Providing health care options that are efficient and cost-effective.
  • Partnering to provide best solutions to complex health issues.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department, we are dedicated to protecting and promoting the highest level of health for the communities we serve. Our mission thrives on fostering a community that prioritizes diversity, inclusion, and health equity for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic status. This commitment is essential to our success and the well-being of everyone in our community.

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