Our mission is to protect and promote the health of citizens of Platte County. The services we provide are population based. We focus on improving the health status of the population rather than the treatment of individuals. These services are based on three core Public Health principles:
~Public Health agencies assess the community health status and determine whether the community has adequate resources to address the identified problems.
~Use the data gathered through the assessment to develop health policies and programs.
~Assure that necessary, high quality, effective services are available. However, "assure" does not always mean to provide, but to see that services are available.