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 […]
November 19, 2019

TIPS TO QUIT! HOW TO STOP SMOKING & STAY SMOKE FREE DURING THE HOLIDAYS!

November 21 is the Great American Smokeout   (Toms River) – November 21 is the Great American Smokeout; a time we encourage smokers to kick the […]
November 13, 2019

OCHD WORKING TO GAIN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR ON-GOING DIABETES PREVENTION & EDUCATION CAMPAIGN!

  (Toms River) – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) has something special to celebrate for National Diabetes Month. The agency is working hard to gain […]
October 24, 2019

THERE’S NO TRICK TO IT… TREAT YOUR CHILDREN TO A SAFE & HEALTHY HALLOWEEN!

  Don’t Be Spooked by these Important Tips Parents Should Keep in Mind       (Toms River) – Ok, so Halloween snuck up on you this year […]