About Schuyler County Public Health

What is Public Health?
Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through organized community efforts. Schuyler County Public Health's mission is to protect and empower our community to be safe, healthy and prepared. Our vision is a connected community of healthy people and safe places. 
Learn more about Public Health in this video.
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Not only does Public Health work to improve the health of the community, it also saves money! Learn more in this video.

One way local health departments increase awareness and visibility in their communities for public health is through the use of the National Public Health Logo.  This logo helps to strengthen the identity of local health departments. The tag line in the logo is a simple statement about what public health does- and what public health achieves: Prevent, Promote and Protect. Learn more about the National Public Health Logo in the video below.

The 10 Essential Public Health Services
Public Health has 10 Essential Services. These are to:
  1. Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  4. Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  8. Assure competent public and personal health care workforce.
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.
The Community's Health
Schuyler County's Community Health Assessment process is completed every three years to get a snapshot of how health is in the community, what the community’s needs are, and what resources the county has to address the issues facing the county. As part of this process, we also develop a Community Health Improvement Plan to help guide the community in its health goals. Visit the Community Tool Box for tools and tips to help build healthier communities.

Our Staff, found under the Staff Directory, are lead by the Director of Public Health, Marcia Kasprzyk, and the other members of our Leadership Team including:
  • Dianne Thomaris, Coordinator of Fiscal Operation
  • Jill Wendela, Coordinator of Prevention Programs
  • Janel Walker, Coordinator of Children and Family Programs
Learn more about Schuyler County Public Health and our services in our brochure.