All members of the Delaware County community have access to the resources that provide the opportunity to lead a healthy and productive life.
The Delaware County Health Department strives to promote, protect and assure conditions for optimal health for all residents of Delaware County through leadership, prevention, response, and partnership with the community.
Equity: We strive to ensure conditions necessary for optimum health for all residents.
Collaboration: We partner with businesses, organizations, community members, and government agencies to maximize the impact of all activities that improve health.
Leadership: We serve as lead health strategist, advocate, and voice for public health in Delaware County.
Accountability: We are committed to using the most current public health science and practices and being transparent in our operations.
Innovation: We support a culture of professional growth and investigation to develop and evaluate leading practices in community health.
Stewardship: We respect and honor the trust the public has placed in us to efficiently manage the County’s health resources equitably, responsibly and with integrity.
Strategic Goal #1: Secure support and funding for the health department
Objective 1 – Work with county and municipal health departments across Pennsylvania to increase Act 315 funds
Objective 2 - Obtain approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the governor’s office for Act 315 funds
Objective 3 – Develop a strategy to secure financial support from additional sources
Strategic Goal #2: Generate public support for a county health department
Objective 1 – Developing compelling messages and materials
Objective 2 - Develop and launch communications plan
Objective 3 – Establish a social media presence
Strategic Goal #3: Engage key stakeholders in the planning process
Objective 1 – Identify individuals and organizations critical to achieving the mission
Objective 2 – Provide meaningful opportunities for stakeholders to influence and inform the health department’s establishment
Objective 3 - Ensure a representative from each municipal health department is integrally engaged in the planning process
Strategic Goal #4: Establish health department programs
Objective 1 – Develop program plans that meet Act 315 requirements and reflect the mission
Objective 2 – Develop a financial plan to support operations
Objective 3 – Establish a performance management system