Mission and Values
The mission of the Georgia Department of Public Health is:
To prevent disease, injury and disability;
promote health and well being;
and prepare for and respond to disasters.
DPH?s workforce is guided by the following core values in carrying out our public health work:
People ? We value our employees as professional colleagues. We treat our customers, clients, partners, and those we serve with respect by listening, understanding and responding to needs.
Excellence ? Commitment, accountability, and transparency for optimal efficient, effective, and responsive performance.
Partnership ? Internal and external teamwork to solve problems, make decisions, and achieve common goals.
Innovation ? New approaches and progressive solutions to problems. Embracing change and accepting reasonable risk.
Science ? The application of the best available research, data and analysis leading to improved outcomes.