Jennifer Wentzel

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by achieving the goals of public health: prevention, promotion and protection. We provide vital, culturally competent health services to over 531,000 residents who call Montgomery County home. Our guiding principles communicate what we believe in and provide the foundation for our programs and services. As public servants, our organizational culture emanates from these principles:

  • We are centered on community.

  • We are committed to health equity.

  • We collaborate for impact.

  • We operate with accountability.

  • We use evidence-based best practices.

Public Health’s 2021 - 2023 Strategic Plan advances our foundational public health services of communicable disease control; chronic disease and injury prevention; environmental protections; maternal, child and family health; linkage to clinical care; and emergency preparedness.

Our priorities were selected to align coalitions and collective impact models for community health improvement to focus on policy, systems and environmental changes aimed at social determinants of health.

As a nationally accredited health department, we are committed to assuring the delivery of essential public health services throughout Montgomery County.

We believe that reducing the leading causes of preventable disease and premature death, reaching out to underserved, vulnerable populations and promoting health equity remain the cornerstones of creating a healthier Montgomery County.

We pledge to do our best every day to achieve our vision of Montgomery County as a healthy, safe and thriving community!

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