Public Health Policy

Overview

Public health policy staff work with health district programs and partners to identify policies that could positively impact the community’s health. A proven approach to enhancing health and well-being, these policies change the systems and environments that affect public health. Policy staff support the board of health in taking direct action to enact such changes. Staff also identify any negative health impacts associated with proposed policies and work with decision makers to modify the policy or mitigate its negative impacts.