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Mission Statement

The mission of the Green River District Health Department is to promote, protect and strengthen the health and well-being of all by helping develop and maintain healthy lifestyles and environmentally safe communities.

Our Vision: To ensure our community lives in a healthy and safe environment

Our Mission: To promote, protect and strengthen the health and well-being of all by helping to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles and environmentally safe communities

Our Values: Accountability, Compassion, Innovation, Integrity, Respect

Message from Director

Thank you for visiting the Green River District Health Department website! As an Accredited Agency through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), we take very seriously our commitment to the communities we serve by providing effective and efficient services to improve the health status of the region.

- Clay Horton, Public Health Director, MPH, RS

This website is intended to provide you information to best meet your needs. By navigating this website, you will find descriptions of the programs and services offered in each of the seven counties throughout the district, locations of our 7 county health centers, the Community Health Assessment, Community Health Improvement Plan, Job Opportunities, and more!

The programs/services offered by the Green River District Health Department are designed to meet the health care needs of the district for an array of eligible participants. Certain programs are mandated by law or regulation to protect the health of the public. These fall under the categories of:

  • Enforcement of Public Health Regulations (such as occurs in the Environmental Program), Surveillance, Communicable Disease Control (such as the tuberculosis program), Public Health Education, Public Health Policy, Family and Children Risk Reduction, and Disaster Preparedness.
  • Local option services include other Population-Based Services which improve health outcomes for groups of people or communities such as the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program and other preventative services. Other services for individuals may also be provided such as Home Health Program and Adult Day Care.

Each health center throughout the seven counties is a key component in providing public health services. You can find their locations and contact information on this website. “Satellite” clinics such as school health centers may be available in certain communities. For information about possible satellite clinics, please call the county health center.

The Community Health Assessment/Community Health Improvement Plan is a compilation of information gathered during the MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) Process. Many partners in the region were actively engaged in the work building the assessment and continue to be involved in the improvement plan.

Looking for a job? Job opportunities are varied and listed on the website as well. Applications can be obtained online to allow added convenience.

None of this would be possible without appropriate funding sources and sound fiscal management by the department. Thanks to our outstanding staff, Boards of Health and Community Partners for helping make public health an integral part of your community and your community’s health!

Best Regards,
Clay Horton, MPH, RS
Public Health Director
Green River District Health Department

Locations

Each health center throughout the seven counties is a key component in providing public health services. You can find their locations and contact information on this website. “Satellite” clinics such as school health centers may be available in certain communities. For information about possible satellite clinics, please call your county health center. The Green River District Administrative Office can be found at 1501 Breckenridge St., Owensboro, KY, USA 42301

PHAB-SEAL-COLOR_v2The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), established in 2007, was created to serve as the national public health accrediting body, and is jointly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The development of national public health accreditation has involved, and is supported by, public health leaders and practitioners from the national, Tribal, state, and local levels. Learn more about PHAB by visiting www.phaboard.org.

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