Considered a core capability of a Public Health Department, the Assessment and Healthy Communities (AHC) Section is committed to improving and maintaining the overall health of Island County residents.
The Assessment and Healthy Communities Department works to develop a comprehensive understanding of health in our community and to translate data into action by:
Utilizing data from many sources including public health, social services, healthcare, and the community.
Monitoring data on leading causes of diseases and deaths, health behaviors, and social factors influencing health.
Identifying trends, disparities, and emerging health issues, including supporting emergency response.
Developing community partnerships to disseminate community health information and address priority health issues.
Guiding program and policy development, implementation, and evaluation.
Providing technical assistance to community partners on data collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination.