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Pierce County Public Health is a Level III Health Department founded in 1943 and accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) in March 2015 and re-accredited in 2021.

Our mission is 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. We fulfill this mission via involvement in numerous community collaborations and coalitions, along with organizational programming in maternal and child health, communicable diseases, environmental health, chronic disease and injury prevention, and access to care.

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.

Helpful Links to Local Community Resources
211 St. Croix Valley Get Connected. Get Help. 24/7/365
When you need help and don't know where to turn, 211 is your one-stop connection to the local services that are here for you, like food and utility assistance, housing, mental health services and crisis intervention, elder care, disaster services, substance abuse help, and much more. 211 St. Croix Valley provides free, confidential information and referral to programs in Pierce, St. Croix, Polk, and Burnett counties.

  • CALL 211 to speak to a representative (dial 877-947-2211 if you have a non-715 area code)
  • TEXT your zip code to 898211

Well Badger Resource Center is another one-stop connection to community, social, health, and government programs — a place to find what you need, when you need it.

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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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