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

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 […]
October 4, 2019

PRETTY IN PINK, HANDSOME IN BLUE DAY CELEBRATES THE LIVES OF THOSE AFFECTED BY CANCER

  Wear Something Pink or Blue on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (Toms River) – For the last 18 years, the Ocean County Health Department selects a […]
September 26, 2019

VAPING CRISIS QUICKLY EMERGING AS NEWEST PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT!

  OCHD Joins Nationwide Investigation into Recent Outbreak of Severe Lung Injury Associated with Vaping Products   (Toms River) – The number of lung injuries associated […]
September 11, 2019

HEALTH DEPARTMENT UNVEILS 2019-2020 FLU/PNEUMONIA CLINICS SCHEDULE!

  OCHD OFFERING MORE THAN 60 CLINICS FOR RESIDENTS (Toms River) – Coming off of one of the worst flu seasons in decades, the Ocean County […]