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Mission Statement

To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens through:
  1. Preventing epidemics and the spread of disease,
  2. Educating and empowering people to adopt healthy and responsible behaviors,
  3. Promoting the quality and accessibility of health services, and
  4. Developing new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

The City of Lubbock Health Department rightfully provides leadership for and within the community in providing essential services that:
  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  • Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
  • Inform, educate and empower people about health issues.
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  • Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce.
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  • Conduct and/or participate in research that will develop new insights and innovative solutions.