270 County Hospital Rd.
Ph: (530) 283-6330
Fx: (530) 283-6425
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Plumas County Public Health Agency Mission Statement:
To promote individual and community health through effective, and respectful services, planning and policy.
To develop collaborative relationships that strengthen and empower the community, enhance the quality of life and safeguard the environment.
County of Plumas Public Service Philosophy
To provide effective and efficient service, delivered with integrity, fairness and pride.
The goal of Plumas County Public Health Agency (PCPHA) is to promote individual and community wellness through confidential and respectful services, health education, prevention, and outreach. This includes developing collaborative relationships that strengthen and empower the community to improve overall health status.
What is Public Health?
Public health is a part of our everyday lives, from the water we drink and air we breathe, to the laws that protect us from injury and vaccines that help us stay healthy.
Our goal is to make Plumas County a healthier community. We envision a place where everyone has access to health care and preventative services, where we’re celebrated for embracing healthy lifestyles and where our communities and neighborhoods make it easy for us to make healthy choices. We can achieve this goal through positive changes, at the individual, school, workplace, and community level. The only way to become a healthier nation is to create healthier communities.
Communities are not just residents who live together in the same neighborhood. Communities are groups of people who work together for a common good. Some communities plant gardens to create food security and recreational opportunities, while others work to ensure their homes are lead-free. Some communities work to ensure members have access to health care services that focus on both treatment and prevention, and others advocate for safe roads and recycling programs. Everyone in our communities, including agencies, community organization partners, emergency services personnel and the general public, has a role to play in improving public health.
Strong, healthy communities also depend on the health of our families. Public health affects all of our families, across all generations. This includes family planning, prenatal care, access to health care, access to healthy and nutritious foods, and even at-home visits.
How Can We Create a Healthier Plumas County?
We can reach our goal if we start small, think big. If every one of us commits to promoting good health in our communities, we can create a ripple effect.
Start small: Make just one positive health change today. Make another positive change tomorrow and the next day. Before you know it, you’ll have made significant progress toward a healthier you and a healthier community. Other ideas:
• Choose fruits and vegetables instead of sugary sweets at the grocery store.
• Take the stairs
• Plant a fruit tree in your neighborhood or backyard.
• Quit smoking or using other tobacco products.
• Post the A Healthier America video to your Facebook page, your blog or Twitter account and share your personal health story with your friends.
Think big: You have the power to make positive health changes in your community. Think about what your community needs most — better running trails, public transportation options, more recycling centers — and brainstorm solutions with the Plumas County Public Health Agency. Tell us and others about your ideas and take action. Let your elected officials know why public health is important and why they should support public health programs.
Combining Activities to Meet Goals
These goals are met through a combination of community-based activities including:
Community Health Assessment / Community Health Improvement Plan
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