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The DuPage County Health Department promotes physical and emotional health; prevents illness, injury and disability: protects health from environmental risk factors: and strives to assure the provision of accessible, quality service.


Stewardship - prudent use of human and financial resources

Excellence - setting and achieving high standards of public health practice

Integrity - displaying the highest ethical and professional standards

Honesty - using truthful communications and trustworthy actions

Commitment - engaging willingly and completely in the fulfillment of our mission

Respect - showing courtesy and understanding for all with whom we interact

Collaboration - maximizing relationships so collective efforts surpass those of the individual


Presence in the Community - to be viewed as the community leader in the assessment, preservation, promotion, and protection of our citizens' health

Education - to be a catalyst to educate citizens so they are engaged in proactive health and disease management

Quality - to define performance standards and outcome measures to continuously improve program development, implementation, and service delivery. The Health Department will attract and maintain quality staff

Integrated Service System - to promote internal and external partnerships that foster a seamless system of service delivery

Policy Development - to identify key policy issues confronting public health and advocate for policies that optimize the health of the citizens of DuPage County

Fiscal - to meet the challenge to be in a sound fiscal position to continue to optimize community health practices

Download a pdf of the Mission here.