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Our mission, vision, & values
The mission of Grays Harbor County Public Health and Social Services Department is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Grays Harbor.
We have a vision of Grays Harbor as a place where all people can be healthy throughout their lives.
Infants get a healthy start in life and children learn healthy behaviors as they grow.
Our young people choose to not use tobacco or drugs.
All families can access nutritious food.
We can safely walk, bike and be physically active.
Health promotion efforts prevent chronic disease.
Mental illness is understood and recovery is supported.
People obtain health services with ease and treatment for addiction is readily available.
respect. We value and respect our customers and colleagues - and it shows, in every interaction.
customer-focus. Our services are organized to respond to customers' needs.
quality. We continuously seek to improve the efficiency and quality of our work.
learning and change. We adapt quickly to emerging health science by maintaining our expertise and working to increase our skills.
responsiveness. We are well-prepared to respond to unforeseen events and we support one another in that process.
stewardship. We understand the public depends on us for safety and service. We honor the public's trust in us. We are accountable stewards of public resources.
science and information. Our work is evidence-based. We provide medically accurate, science-based health information to guide decision-making.
health advocacy. We believe that life and health can improve. We are dedicated to supporting better health in every way we can.
Last updated: January 30, 2019