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Promoting Quality Health through Community Education, Planning and Partnerships.

Public Health is an organized “community” effort to address the public interest in health by applying scientific and technical knowledge to prevent disease and promote health. That is, Public Health is what we all do together, as a community, to create a safer, healthier and happier quality of life. The Navajo County Public Health Department has the responsibility to assess and assure that the key elements are in place so that this can happen.

Our mission is to promote and protect public health through education, prevention and partnerships.

Navajo County Public Health Services District empowers the community to improve overall health through:

  • Responsiveness
  • Quality Service
  • Innovation
  • Credibility
  • Diversity
  • Partnership
Navajo County Public Health Services District is pioneering the way to ensure a healthier community.
The 10 Essential Public Health Services:
  1. Monitor Health of the Community
  2. Diagnose & Investigate Health Problems
  3. Inform, Educate and Empower People
  4. Mobilize Community Partnerships
  5. Develop Policies
  1. Enforce Laws and Regulations
  2. Link to/Provide Health Services
  3. Assure a Competent Workforce
  4. Evaluate Quality
  5. Research for New Insights

* Developed by the Public Health Functions Steering Committee (convened by the Department of Health & Human Services): Public Health in America. July 1994

Navajo County Community Health Improvement Plan

Navajo County Public Health Services District launches new community dashboard, addressing the Community Health Improvement Plan priorities.

Health is vital to the success of our residents and our community. The success of our economy depends on healthy, energetic workers. The success of our schools depends on healthy, well-fed children who are ready to learn. The success of our families depends on the physical and emotional health of every family member. But health does not begin in the doctor's office: it begins with the food we eat; how active we are, taking time for self-care and educating ourselves about the risks our community faces; and lastly getting involved, being a part of the solution.

Overall our community faces dire health challenges that are cutting the lives of our residents short.  Challenges in poverty, chronic disease, addiction, emotional health, and reproductive health are making all of us sicker. Poor health is impacting the entire county.

Improving health is a community-wide effort, and we must come together to solve these complex issues. We want to foster new partnerships and strengthen existing ones that improve health for everyone: tribal and non-tribal residents, across religious beliefs, and across neighborhoods.

We, the people of Navajo County, can all work toward a shared goal of improved health for ourselves, our families, our friends and our neighbors.  

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Please take a few minutes and visit the Navajo County Community Health Improvement Plan dashboard. You will get detailed information about the 5 CHIP priorities that our community will be addressing over the next 3 to 5 years.

                           

Additional Public Health Resources

 

Emergency Response Hotline

 

 

Navajo County Health Department is now accepting Debit / Credit cards

Navajo County Public Health Leadership

Wade Kartchner MD, MPH
Medical Director

Jeffrey Lee MS, MPA, CEM
Health Director 

Please view our Public Health Organizational Chart for a detailed view of our organization. 

2019 Organizational Chart

 

 

 

Contacts

 

Public Health Services District
Holbrook Office

117 E. Buffalo
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Phone: (928) 524-4750
Fax: (928) 524-4754
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 5:30pm
Public Health Services District
Show Low Office

600 N. 9th Place
Show Low, AZ 85901
Phone: (928) 532-6050
Fax: (928) 532-6054
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 5:30pm
Public Health Services District
Winslow Office

619 E. Third
Winslow, AZ 86047
Phone: (928) 289-6830
Fax: (928) 289-6826