What is Public Health?
It's about protecting people's health and well being. Public Health's Mission is to Prevent illness and injury, Promote good Health Practices, and keep
the environment clean, healthy and safe.
Prevent Illness & Injury
It costs far less to prevent a health problem than to treat one after it has developed. Fayette County Health Department offers a variety of
services such as immunizations and health screenings. The health department educates Fayette County about Public Health threats and how
to protect themselves in a Public Health Emergency.
Promote Good Health Practices
Educating the public about health issues is a main goal of public health. Teen Pregnancy Prevention and many other programs help to
increase awareness of healthy life choices
Keep the environment clean, healthy and safe
Protecting the public from environmental hazards is an important public health responsibility. See Environmental Health Services.
About the Public Health Logo
In 2007, the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) launched a program to build
a national identity for local public health. The visual symbol helps establish a brand for governmental public
The logo has three main components:
with health, with protection and with growth. The three point symmetry reinforces the three core functions
- SYMBOL: The three pointed shield and stylized "plus" symbol have universal recognition associated
of public health.
- COLORS: Blue, white and khaki are the colors of the United States Public Health Service uniform.
- WORDS: The tag line is a simple, elegant statement about what public health does - and what public