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Our MissionChoose Health Ontario
Promote physical and mental health and prevent disease, injury, and disability.

What Does Public Health Do?
  • Assures the quality and accessibility of health services
  • Prevents epidemics and the spread of disease
  • Prevents injuries
  • Promotes and encourages healthy behaviors
  • Protects against environmental hazards
  • Responds to disasters and assists communities in recovery

Essential Public Health Services

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

Our Staff
Mary L. Beer, RN, MPH
Public Health Director
Elizabeth Hoven, RN, BSN
Director of Children with Special Needs Program
Barbara Roszak, RN, MPH
Director of Preventive Services
John Sharza, MD
Medical Director