Jackson County Health Department
For more than 80 years
the Jackson County Health Department has been dedicated to preventing
disease, promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting our communities and
The health department was established as a
unit in January 1925 and provided communicable disease control, examination
and immunization of school children, and teaching home hygiene and care of
the sick classes.
Today, serving over 250,000 residents,
Jackson County Health Department continues its dedication to the prevention
of disease and the maintenance of quality health for families and the
community through education, immunization, inspection and supportive care.
Jackson County Health Department provides public health services for
disease prevention, health promotion and protection of the environment.
The population in Eastern Jackson County will practice preventative
behaviors that there are appropriate, have accessible public health services,
with adequate staffing and resources and the
citizens will be knowledgeable and proactive about public health and public