Welcome to the Kittitas County Public Health Office

Public Health Department

Welcome to Kittitas County Public Health! The staff and I are glad that you have contacted us, and we are looking forward to answering any questions you might have or directing you toward the information you are seeking.

As part of the public health network in Washington State, Kittitas County Public Health Department provides critical programs and services for all people in our county - from drinking water protection to disease prevention. Our services help the Easton, Roslyn, Ronald, Cle Elum, South Cle Elum, Thorp, Liberty, Ellensburg, Kittitas and Vantage communities to be healthy places to live, work and play. We serve as a resource for reliable health information and strive to protect all of our communities from hazards in the environment.

The Work of Public Health in Kittitas County Provides:

Programs for improving health

Programs such as adult and children's immunizations, communicable disease prevention, and chronic disease prevention programs such as our Youth and Adult Tobacco Prevention and HIV/AIDS prevention programs help individuals and communities stay healthy.

Information that works

Resources such as educational and training programs, community health reports (community assessments) and statewide health and safety information provide individuals and communities information they can use to make good decisions.

Protection for you and your family

Services such as drinking water monitoring, septic system inspections, restaurant inspections, disease prevention and planned community crisis response ensure individual and community health and safety.

I invite you to explore our website and find the resources you need. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about the website, please email me and share your ideas. Thank you again for visiting Kittitas County Public Health Department.

Mark Larson, MD
Health Officer

507 North Nanum Street Suite 102
(509) 962-7515
(509) 962-7581 fax

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Our Work

Our commitment to the vision and mission of the department is carried out each day in the following Ten Essential Services of Public Health:

Monitor the health status of residents to identify community health problems.

Diagnose and investigate health problems and hazards in the community.

Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.

Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.

Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.

Enforce laws and plans that support individual and community health efforts.

Linking people to needed personal health services and assuring the provision of health care when otherwise not available.

Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce.

Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.

Research new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

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The 20th Century's 10 Greatest Public Health Achievements in the United States

  • Vaccination
  • Motor vehicle safety
  • Safer workplaces
  • Control of infectious disease
  • Decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Safer and healthier foods
  • Healthier mothers and babies
  • Family planning
  • Fluoridation of drinking water
  • Recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard

Because of these achievements, we have seen an increase in life expectancy, reduction in infant and child mortality, and the elimination or reduction of many communicable diseases.

Public Health matters!

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External Links

Kittitas County Public Health Department does not guarantee the validity of the link or the validity and nature of the information contained in the linked site. It is the responsibility of the user to verify any information presented on the Internet.

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