Mission | Values | Strategic Plan

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:

People – We value our employees as professional colleagues.  We treat our customers, clients, partners, and those we serve with respect by listening, understanding and responding to needs. 
Excellence – Commitment, accountability, and transparency for optimal efficient, effective, and responsive performance. 
Partnership – Internal and external teamwork 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.

Strategic Plan

2022 - 2025 Strategic Plan | Georgia Department of Public Health

2020 - 2024 Strategic Plan | Georgia Department of Public Health

2016 - 2019 Strategic Plan | Georgia Department of Public Health


The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) in January 2017 applied for national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The Public Health Accreditation Board is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments. Documents required for application include:


Page last updated 10/19/23