The mission of Hamilton County Public Health Services is to promote, preserve and protect the health of all residents of Hamilton County. Hamilton County Public Health Services serves all Hamilton County residents regardless of their race, creed, sex, physical or mental challenges, age, sexual orientation or ability to pay. Hamilton County Public Health Services advocates for services that are comprehensive, quality oriented, collaborative, knowledge based, family centered, community based, culturally sensitive provided to individuals throughout the continuum of life, from the unborn to the dying. We believe Public Health Care is a basic human right. Public Health was established to safeguard the community's health, which historically has involved health protection and promotion. We believe government agencies can pursue this goal through three core functions: Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance.