Our Mission

To improve the health of our communities by preventing disease, promoting wellness and health equity, while ensuring access to needed health care, and maintaining a safe and healthy environment.


Our Vision

Healthy people, healthy community, healthy environment.


Our Values

Community:  We appreciate and recognize the contributions of community members, customers, and employees.

Partnerships:  We cooperate and communicate both within the department and with community agencies to combine energy and creativity to benefit those we serve.

Quality:  We strive for excellence in all we do.

Communication:  We recognize the value of listening as well as the importance of expressing ourselves.

Integrity:  We place principles over personal interests, and treat people in an open, transparent, fair, and ethical manner.

Respect:  We appreciate each individual's uniqueness.  We treat everyone with dignity and consideration.

Health Equity:  We provide leadership and policy direction to assure that every community member living in Santa Barbara County has the resources and opportunities needed for optimal health and well-being.

Public Safety:  We prepare and respond to disasters and other public health emergencies that threaten the well-being of our residents and their animals.


Created via All-Staff Meetings 2020