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

August 11, 2020

PARTYGOERS IGNORING COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES ARE PUTTING THEMSELVES & OTHERS AT RISK!

  OCHD reminds young adults that social distancing and face masks are the law while still the best protection against COVID-19   (Toms River) – The […]
August 4, 2020

AUGUST IS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH: ARE YOU & YOUR FAMILY UP-TO-DATE WITH CRITICAL VACCINES?

The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of the importance of vaccination August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and this annual observance highlights the importance of […]
July 29, 2020

MASK UP OCEAN COUNTY!

  OCHD OFFERS IMPORTANT HEALTH & SAFETY TIPS FOR WEARING MASKS Wearing face coverings outdoors can be challenging in the heat   It’s hot and humid; […]