January 3rd, 2019
It is my honor to introduce the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report of the Lawrence County Health Department. 2018 was a year of unprecedented change in the provision of health care for our country. As we look at many of the issues ahead, a common theme emerges – the role of public health. Everything from poverty to climate change to gun violence to social justice can all be addressed from a public health lens. 2018 underscored the critical importance of the power of public health. More than ever, we are encouraged to continue to find innovative strategies that promote/support public health.
The Lawrence County Health Department’s ability to successfully navigate the complex public health landscape has helped us earn a reputation of excellence. And while we have the expertise and credentials, we also bring creativity, collaboration and discipline to everything we do. In 2018, our 65 employees worked together to accomplish the following achievements:
Developed 4.125 million dollar annual operating budget
This year, we also utilized our Key Stakeholders (Board Members, Staff of the Lawrence County Health Department; Clients of the Health Center; Community Citizens) to revise our Mission Statement, develop our Vision Statement and Core Values. These three elements are collectively referred to as our M/V/V.
Mission Statement - The Mission of the Lawrence County Health Department is the prevention and treatment of illness and the promotion of community health.
As I write this message, we are also planning our first-ever Strategic Planning Retreat, to be held on November 3, 2018. At that Retreat, to ensure we are all headed in the right direction, we are going to develop our roadmap (Strategic Plan) for the future: Objectives; Plans to achieve them; Measures of Success. Key Stakeholders will also participate in this Strategic Planning Process.
The Lawrence County Health Department continues to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our communities. We have set the bar high as we work to extend our reach into the counties we serve, while incorporating our M/V/V into everything we do to make a world where tomorrow is healthier than today.
Thank you for your trust in us. It is our privilege to serve you.
Fred J. England, MHA, FACHE
Public Health Administrator
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