A Broward citizen’s personal resource website for the members of the county.
These are the guiding principles that support the organization’s structure and include:
• Leader of the Public Health System
• Culture of Continuous Improvement
• Provider/Employer of Choice
• Thriving Financially
Protecting the Health of Our Community. To promote and protect the health and safety of all persons in Broward County through the delivery of quality public health services.
A healthier future for the people of Broward County.
Commitment to Service
Topics We Monitor
- Avian Flu
- Boil Water Orders
- Breast Cancer
- Childhood Diarrhea
- ChickenPox (Varicella)
- Drowning Prevention
- Fifth’s Disease
- Flooding & Disinfection of Wells
- Food Storage
- Hand Foot Mouth Disease
- Hand Washing
- Head Lice
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- High Blood Pressure
- Home Water Filter
- Household Flies & Disease
- Influenza (“The FLU”)
- Lead Poisoning
- Mercury Fact Sheet & Clean up Guidance
- Medication Disposal: Don’t flush it
- Pneumococcal Disease
- Rodent Information
- St.Louis Encephalitis
- West Nile Virus
A Message from Our Director
The mission of the Broward County Health Department is to promote, protect and improve the health of all of the people of Broward County. We carry out this mission in pursuit of our vision, which is, “a healthier future for the people of Broward County”.
As Director of the Broward County Health Department, my role is to lead the Department in the effort to fulfill our mission and to achieve our vision by following the roadmap of our strategic plan. The Broward County Health Department’s strategic plan is based on four pillars:
• Leader of the local public health system
• Thrive financially
• Provider and employer of choice
• A culture of continuous improvement
The Broward County Health Department represents a unique partnership between Broward County and the State of Florida. We achieve success by working with all of our partners in the local public health system including healthcare partners, the faith community, educational institutions, governmental agencies, non profit groups and other less traditional partners such as first responders and businesses.
While the Broward County Health Department provides a broad range of direct patient care services to some of our residents, there are also many “silent” services which protect the broader community’s health every day such as disease control and surveillance, environmental health and disaster preparedness. Public health touches all of our lives everyday, whether directly or indirectly.
I want to emphasize the Broward County Health Department’s commitment to our community and remind you that, on a daily basis and in times of emergency, we are available to assist with any questions you may have or information you may need concerning public health, in addition to the direct services we provide.
I look forward to continuing to lead a dedicated public health team to meet the public health needs of our community.
Thanks for stopping by!