TARGET POPULATION: Differs according to programs
MISSION STATEMENT: To protect and promote the health and the environment of the people of Kittitas County.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES/PROGRAM OBJECTIVE: We offer an array of services/programs aimed at preventing unhealthy behaviors or outcomes. Prevention and Health Promotion is the focus of population-based services (i.e. clean water, safe food service, immunizations, maternal and child health). There is a strong advocacy component to many of the programs that links clients and families to needed services. Drug and alcohol issues are often present for clients and dealt with by referrals tailored to individual needs. Tobacco Education and Prevention is the only real 'drug' prevention program we offer and there are several targeted programs within this arena.
COST OF SERVICES: Depends on program; generally no or low cost
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, or during specially arranged classes, presentations, or clinics.
ADDRESS: 507 N Nanum Street Suite 102 Ellensburg, WA 98926
WEB SITE ADDRESS: www.co.kittitas.wa.us/health/default.asp
FUNDING SOURCE: Fees, county contribution, state and federal funding; also special grants
EVALUATION: Each program has specific measurable goals and objectives that are continually tracked by program staff and their managers. The State Department of Health monitors some of the programs and there are statewide Standards for Public Health for which we are evaluated as a local health jurisdiction every two years.