Public health is concerned with protecting the health and well-being of everyone who lives, works or visits Benton County. We focus on preventing health problems before they occur. Our programs strive to create community conditions that help reduce health disparities so all people have an equal chance for a long and healthy life.
Public health is “at your service every day” throughout the county wherever you live, learn, work and play. Services are open to all, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. All services are accessible to those with mobility challenges and language translation is available.
The following program services are provided within Public Health:
- Communicable Disease Program
- Community Health Assessments & Community Health Improvement Plans
- Disease Reporting for Providers
- Family Planning
- Health Promotion
- HIV / Sexually Transmitted Infection's (STI's)
- Maternal & Child Health
- Public Health Emergency Preparedness
- Tobacco Prevention