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Director,Springfield-Greene County Health
Springfield-Greene County Health (SGCHD) was established as the “Department of Health” by the City of Springfield on June 30, 1873. Services were expanded to Greene County in 1976.
Public health encompasses a variety of functions and services that protect the health of the community and help citizens live longer, healthier, happier lives. This includes:
Helping ALL people live longer, healthier, happier lives
Protect and improve community health
Health Equity, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Quality
The department is organized into four divisions, which carry out the 10 Essential Public Health Services:
Administration is responsible for a variety of plans, policies, and procedures that protect the overall health of the community.
The Division of Chronic Disease Prevention focuses on preventing and lessening the effects of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, in our community.
The Community Health and Epidemiology Division focuses on disease surveillance and the management and prevention of disease.
Springfield-Greene County Health updated its logo in 2018. Look for this symbol as a representation of the guidance we provide our community.