Create the Healthiest County in Texas where all people, can live, play, work and thrive.
In partnership with the community, we will continuoulsly improve through creative innovation and collaboration the health and well-being of the citizens and environment of our county.
Dedicated to achieving our very best in all that we do
Accountable to our customers and community
Impementation of available best practices and continuoulsly improving effectiveness through innovation and collabaoration
Championing opportunities to improve community wellness
Guide all programs, policies and practices using concepts of fairness, justice and cultural responsiveness
Provide the tools, support and information to facilitate positive health choices
Provide interventions and programs to improve the health and well-being of our citizens and the environment of our county.
Develop partnerships to address community health issues.
Increase awareness of the value and role of the Health District as a leader in public health.
Focus on health intitiatives that address socail and cultrual barriers within priority populations.
Ensure training for all staff on healthy equity and community engagement.
Board of Health
Civic and Voluntary Associations
In partnership with the community, we will continuously improve through creative innovation and collaboration the health and well-being of the citizens and environment of our county to create the healthiest county in Texas where all people can live, play, work and thrive. This is the mission and vision of the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention identifies Core Public Health Functions as Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance. The 10 Essential Public Health Services describe the public health activities that communities should undertake and serve as a framework for addressing the core public health functions.The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District utilizes this framework as we provide the various services to residents of the county. There are many program goals and objectives that are identified in this strategic plan; however, the ultimate goal is to promote and protect the public’s health through prevention, education and partnerships within the community of McLennan County.
The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District Board is an advisory board created to provide guidance on public health activities, including policy development for the protection and promotion of health within McLennan County, Texas. The Board is composed of 17 Representatives; including 14 Government Representatives and 3 Community Representatives which are appointed by their respective city, agency, or the county.
The Health District has 82 employees that provide excellent public health services. The Waco City Manager recommends the appointment of the Director in accordance with the Texas Health and Safety Code. The Board, by majority vote, must approve the appointment of the Director. The Health Authority is appointed by the Director subject to approval by the Board by a majority vote. Program Administrators and Supervisors administer the public health programs and services outlined below, in collaboration with staff and volunteers.