Mission Statement

"In partnership with our community, we are committed to serving as a leader to promote healthy lifestyles, ensure a clean and safe environment, and provide high-quality public health services to protect our present and future generations".

Guiding Principles:
  • To assess public health priorities of the community through comprehensive health planning;
  • To inform and educate our community about public health issues and concerns;
  • To empower individuals to take responsibility for their health and wellness and that of their communities;
  • To utilize a systemic, team approach to effectively solve problems and achieve our mission; and;
  • To promote a work environment which continually strives to incorporate our agency’s values.

Values:
  • Integrity   
  • Diversity   
  • Adaptability   
  • Professionalism   
  • Respect   
  • Equality   
  • Compassion
  • Innovation
  • Cultural Competence

News Articles

April 1, 2020

LOCAL POLICE TO ENFORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES

  OCHD Has No Authority to Enforce Residents to Follow Social Distancing Orders What started as a trickle has quickly turned into a steady stream of […]
March 31, 2020

OCEAN COUNTY INCREASES DAILY APPOINTMENTS AT DRIVE THRU CORONAVIRUS TESTING SITE

An additional 36 daily appointments for coronavirus testing at the Ocean County College drive-thru testing site have been opened up and are now available to Ocean […]
March 30, 2020

RESIDENTS NEED TO RAMP UP SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES AS U.S. NOW LEADS THE WORLD IN TOTAL COVID-19 CASES

The weather is warming, the birds are chirping and we are all feeling a little case of cabin fever. But don’t let the alluring signs of […]