Teller County Public Health is a department within the Teller County Government that exists to promote our Vision of "Healthy Mountain Living" in our community.
Our Mission is to "prevent disease, and to protect and promote the health of Teller Country citizens."
Our goals include:
Identifying the needs of individuals, families and the community in order to collaborate, develop and design programs to address public health needs
Providing resources, referrals and health education for prevention of disease through multiple strategies
Assuring quality and fiscal responsibility in all programs and services
Teller County Public Health is funded by tax dollars and individual state and private grants we apply for based on community assessment data and state legislation (exp. tocacco tax dollars) and fees for services and donations by individuals and businesses (exp. pharmacy fund that is a joint intiative with Community Partnership of Teller County).
Our governing board is the Board of Health (aka: the County Commissioners) and also involves a volunteer advisory board made up of Teller County citizens. If interested in the advisory board, please contact Chris Rubin, Director of Public Health and/or Karen Muntzert, Office Manager at 687-6416 (11/2008).