- A Healthy and Safe Georgia
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:
Commitment – A pledge to abide by the organization's mission, vision and values and advance the practice of public health.
Excellence –Continuous improvement for optimal efficient, effective, and responsive performance.
Accountability –Good stewardship of the public's trust and the public's funds.
Transparency –Openness and honesty in all aspects of operations.
Collaboration –Participatory relationships, both internal and external.
Teamwork – The sharing of information and active collaboration 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.
Customer Service –Outstanding and equitable treatment of customers and clients, both internal and external, by listening, understanding and responding to needs.
People – We value all people, our employees, our clients and those we serve.