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To promote, protect and improve the lifelong health of individuals and communities in Pierce County through the effective use of data and evidence, community-driven prevention strategies, leadership, advocacy, partnerships, and the promotion of health equity.

Healthy People in Healthy Communities

Core Values
  • Prevention: We proactively identify and develop strategies to prevent disease and injury and ensure an environment where the healthy choice is the easy choice.
  • Respect: We treat all our community members, team members, clients, and partners with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of diversity. We are committed to approaching diversity with cultural humility.
  • Collaboration: We engage the public to address needs and foster involvement in public health. We work with partners and stakeholders to provide the community with the best service possible.
  • Innovation: We seek and encourage emerging or evidence-informed approaches to address public health issues, reach diverse communities, and improve agency operations. We use quality improvement principles to explore new ideas and approaches.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • PCPH is committed to creating and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among people of all lived experiences and identities.
  • PCPH acknowledges limitations and embraces this commitment is a journey of continuous improvement, listening, and reflection.
  • PCPH strives to create a culture of belonging through staff training, policies grounded in equity and humility, authentic community engagement, and a commitment to the co-creation of culturally-responsive strategies.


How are we doing?

Pierce County Public Health Department is committed to continuously improving the services and programs we provide. Please take a moment to let us know how we're doing and share your ideas for improvement by filling out this brief survey


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