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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 responsiblity 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


Additional Public Health Resources


Emergency Response Hotline


Navajo County Public Health Leadership

Wade Kartchner MD, MPH
Medical Director
Mary Herring, B.S
Public Health Director

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



Public Health Services District
Holbrook Office

117 E. Buffalo
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Phone: (928) 524-4750
Fax: (928) 524-4754
Public Health Services District
Show Low Office

600 N. 9th Place
Show Low, AZ 85901
Phone: (928) 532-6050
Fax: (928) 532-6054
Public Health Services District
Winslow Office

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