The mission of the Georgia Department of Public Health is:
To prevent disease, injury and disability;
promote health and well being;
and prepare for and respond to disasters.
DPH’s workforce is guided by the following core values in carrying out our public health work:
Excellence – Continuous improvement for optimal efficient, effective, and responsive performance.
Commitment – A pledge to abide by the organization’s mission, vision and values and advance the practice of public health.
Accountability – Good stewardship of the public’s trust and the public’s funds.
Transparency – Openness and honesty in all aspects of operations.
Collaboration – Participatory relationships, both internal and external.
Teamwork – The sharing of information and active collaboration to solve problems, make decisions, and achieve common goals.
Innovation – New approaches and progressive solutions to problems. Embracing change and accepting reasonable risk.
Science – The application of the best available research, data and analysis leading to improved outcomes.
Customer Service – Outstanding and equitable treatment of customers and clients, both internal and external, by listening, understanding and responding to needs.
People – We value all people, our employees, our clients and those we serve.