Public Health Department (PHD)


Our Mission

To improve the health of our communities by preventing disease, promoting wellness, ensuring access to needed health care, and  maintaining a safe and healthy environment.


Our Vision

Healthy people, healthy community, healthy environment.


Our Values

We value people.
We appreciate and recognize the contributions of community members, customers and employees.

We value partnerships.
We cooperate and communicate both within the department and with community agencies to combine energy and creativity to benefit those we serve.

We value quality.
We strive for excellence in all we do.

We value communication.
We recognize the two-way nature of communication and know the value of listening as well as the importance of expressing ourselves.

We value integrity.
We place principles over personal interests, and treat people in an open, fair, and ethical manner.

We value respect.
We appreciate each individual’s unique personal, cultural and professional qualities and we treat everyone with whom we interact with the same dignity and consideration we would want ourselves.

We value health.
We address the needs of the community as a whole, providing leadership and policy direction to promote the health and well-being of those living in Santa Barbara County.


Public Health Department