Navajo County

Proudly Serving, Continuously Improving Since 1895

Navajo County Public Health Services
History

Public Health:
The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical and mental health and efficiency through organized community efforts for the sanitation of the environment, the control of community infections, and education of the individual in principles of personal hygiene, the organization of medical and nursing services for the early diagnosis and preventive treatment of disease, and the development of the social machinery which will ensure every individual in the community a standard of living adequate for the maintenance of health.

-Environmental Engineering & Sanitation
Joesph Salvato

The Public Health Services District provides services to help to protect the entire community from illness or injury. Services aim to keep citizens well, as opposed to servicing a person after they become ill. Better health through community partnerships is the goal of the Navajo County Public Health Services District.

We provide a wide variety of services to the public, many of them free of charge. Environmental Health inspects food establishments, handles health hazard complaints, and permits food establishments for operation. The nursing program immunizes children and adults, provides family planning, and test for a variety of diseases. Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) provides no cost food to people who qualify, information on nutrition, and education on breastfeeding and nutrition. The Tobacco Prevention and Education program provides youth education on dangers of tobacco use, youth and adult quit groups, and community education on dangers of smoking. The Prenatal Block Grant Program provides community education programs, develops community networks, and a link to other health care services. Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) provides therapies and other related services, interim service coordination, and case management. The Public Health Physical Activity Program provides Promoting Lifetime Activity for Youth (P.L.A.Y.), heart smart tips, education on cardiovascular disease, preventive measures of heart disease, and a variety of physical activity programs, events, and activities. Community Nutrition Program provides education to 2nd grade students and their parents about proper nutrition/diet.

For more details on the various programs that Navajo County Public Health Services District provides to the public go to the Programs/Services Page and visit that programs website.

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