Island County Public Health leads health planning and assessment activities. We collaborate with partners from a variety of sectors and facilitate community groups to advance equity and improve health outcomes.
We help develop a comprehensive understanding of health in our community and translate data into action by:
Utilizing data from many sources including public health, social services, healthcare and the community.
Monitoring data on leading causes of diseases and deaths, health behaviors and social factors influencing health.
Identifying trends, disparities, and emerging health issues, working across the social determinants of health - the conditions that influence individual and community health outcomes.
Developing community partnerships to disseminate community health information and address priority health issues.
Guiding program and policy development, implementation and evaluation.
Providing technical assistance to community partners on data collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination.