It is the mission of Western U.P. Health Department to lead the community toward better health through education, advocacy and disease prevention.

Western U.P. Health Department will set the standard for community health agencies, as we perform our role within the healthcare system in a manner that reflects our core values. We will be recognized as the expert in community health protection and improvement, as a model of effective and responsive government, and as the regional leader for public health.


These core values underlie this health department.

  • Commitment: Western UP Health Department exists, first and foremost, to serve, safeguard and educate the community through responsible policy making and implementation.
  • Excellence: Western UP Health Department will assure that whatever is undertaken is done to the highest possible standards.
  • Accountability:Western UP Health Department will conduct itself as the best of public entities, operating efficiently and with complete transparency.
  • Growth: Western UP Health Department will nurture growth and development as central tenets of its operation, whether for individuals, the health department as an organization, or the community at large.