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Mission Statement:

The mission of the Sheridan County Public Health Department is to promote wellness in the community while empowering the individual to manage their health and wellbeing.

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 12:30pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Friday
8:30am – 12:30pm

Call for Appointment
Phone: (785) 675-2101
Fax: (785) 675-2236

Our Location
940 8th Street
Hoxie, KS  67740

The 10 Essential Public Health Services

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The 10 Essential Public Health Services describe the public health activities that all communities should undertake and serve as the framework for the NPHPS instruments. Public health systems should:


 

  1. Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  4. Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  8. Assure competent public and personal health care workforce.
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.