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Public health represents society’s collective action to support conditions for people to be healthy. It uses many of the same people and tools as the healthcare industry—doctors, nurses, dentists, exam rooms, testing laboratories and medicines. However, public health seeks to protect and promote the health of groups of people, from the customers of a single restaurant to the residents of an entire continent.

The state of Georgia employs both a state public health department (DPH) and separate county Boards of Health, which are organized into 18 health districts. The Clayton County Health District represents District 3-3.

Our work is connected to DPH through our interim District Health Director, Dr. Beverley Townsend, who was appointed by the DPH commissioner. Click here to learn more about Clayton County’s Board of Health and its members.

Clayton County Health District seeks “A Healthier Clayton in One Generation.” We protect and improve the health and safety of our communities by coordinating with the general public, healthcare providers, community partners, and local, state and federal agencies. We prevent disease and injury by performing inspections of public facilities, disease surveillance and immunization programs. We are also responsible for promoting good health through education and counseling, health screenings and targeted health care services.

Mission

To improve the overall health and safety of the community through health promotion, prevention of disease, protection, and disaster preparedness planning activities that are evidence-based and data-driven.

Vision

Clayton County, a place where people are safe, healthy and thriving.