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What is Public Health?

The Department of Public Health's mission is to promote, protect, and advance the health and wellness of our community. See how public health works every day in Henderson County to prevent disease, promote healthy living, and respond to threats to our well being in this short video.

What is public health? Overall, public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations.These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an entire country. Find out more.

Funding public health protects our communities and kids, saves lives,and saves money. See how in this Public Health Infographic.


Department of Public Health • 1200 Spartanburg Highway, Suite 100 • Hendersonville, NC 28792 • (828) 692-4223

Last updated November 1, 2016