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 20, 2020

ARE PEOPLE MISTAKING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS FOR THE FLU?

  It’s not easy to tell the difference but seeking medical guidance ASAP is recommended (Toms River) – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) and the […]
November 19, 2020

OCEAN COUNTY TO INCREASE HOURS AT OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE COVID-19 DRIVE THRU TESTING SITE

Citing an uptick in COVID-19 cases and a greater interest for testing with the approach of the holidays, Ocean County will increase the hours of testing […]
November 6, 2020

CDC REPORTS PREGNANT WOMEN ARE AT SEVERE RISK FOR ILLNESS FROM COVID-19

  Study suggests monitoring the impact of COVID-19 during pregnancy can protect women & their babies A recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]