Jeffrey A. Cooper, Health Commissioner

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.

For 2018 through 2020, our agency strategic priorities are aimed at reducing the leading causes of preventable disease and premature death by using collective impact models to address the social determinants of health; improving the performance and outcomes of our programs; and investing in the professional development of our workforce.

As a nationally accredited health department, we are committed to continually improving our services, value and accountability to our community. We will continue to assess our performance against national standards and measures to assure Montgomery County’s residents and visitors that they will receive the highest quality public health services.

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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