Our Mission

In partnership with our community we are committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and a clean and safe environment. We are dedicated to advocate for and to provide leadership in assuring consistent, quality healthcare in our community.

We are guided by the following principles:
  • To assess the priority needs and wants of the community we serve through comprehensive health planning;
  • To inform and educate residents about public health issues;
  • To encourage people to take responsibility for their own and their neighbors' health;
  • To utilize a team approach in achieving our mission;
  • To commit to problem solving utilizing a systemic approach;
  • To promote a work environment which fosters creativity, innovation, respect, sense of caring, commitment, trust, quality and dependability

News Articles

November 14, 2018

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

THE NUMBER OF SMOKERS CONTINUES TO DROP BUT THERE’S STILL WORK TO BE DONE! ENCOURAGE SOMEONE YOU LOVE TO QUIT SMOKING DURING LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! […]
November 5, 2018

Pet Vaccination Reminder

HEALTH DEPARTMENT REMINDS RESIDENTS TO VACCINATE THEIR PETS AND KEEP THEM SAFE FROM DISTEMPER, RABIES & OTHER HARMFUL DISEASES   The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) […]
November 1, 2018

Measles Advisory

The Ocean County Health Department wishes to remind residents of some appropriate precautions given the recent confirmation of measles diagnosis in Lakewood.  Prior to the availability […]