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Washoe County Health District

Strategic Plan

Washoe County Health District 2012 - 2015 Strategic Plan


The Washoe County Health District protects and enhances the quality of life for all citizens of Washoe County through providing health promotion, disease prevention, public health emergency preparedness, and environmental services.


We are leaders in a unified community committed to optimal human and environmental health.


The Health District will work toward a healthy community where citizens will:

  • Make healthy lifestyle choices that minimize chronic disease and increase quality and years of healthy life
  • Experience a low rate of communicable diseases
  • Be assured of optimal air quality
  • Be assured of a reliable water supply: quantity and quality
  • Be assured that the public health system operates at the highest level of integrity during an all hazards event
  • Be assured that mandates are met and needed services are delivered


The Health District will assist the citizens to realize the priorities by achieving the following goals:

  • Educate the community about public health and the services provided by the Health District
  • Serve the public through enhanced use of technology
  • Enhance collaborations with community groups and constituents
  • Recruit, retain and develop a competent public health workforce
  • Seek funding and resource development opportunities