One of the main obligations of Public Health is protecting the health of our community. Local health departments like the Union County Health Department use a multi-faceted approach to fulfilling this obligation. Our Environmental Health Division inspects restraunts, pools, spas, campgrounds, and other recreational facilities to ensure your experience is a healthy one. Our Nursing Division monitors communicable disease rates and provides recommended vaccines to ensure our community is protected from dangerous diseases like tuberculosis, measles, and the flu. Our Health Education Division provides programs, activities, and infrastructure within our community to improve chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The Help Me Grow Division helps children and families with developmental delays get on the right path for school and life. And our Vital Statistics Division tracks all births and deaths in Union County to identify any alarming trends.
Within this Community Health section of our website, you will find information on communicable diseases, foodborne illness, health statistics, and much more.