Public Health

Public Health's goal is to protect, promote, and improve the health, environment, and quality of life to the residents of Elbert County. The primary purpose of public health is to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. Most of the work of public health agencies is population based; that is, it focuses on improving the health of the entire community. 

Public Health Services are available to the entire community and are partly funded by tax dollars. Elbert County Public Health is devoted to preventative services and education. We are unable to offer emergency or sick care.

Public Health Clinic now accepting new patients!

Elbert County Public Health is now offering clinical services to the public. Our clinic is staffed with two Nurse Practitioners who see patients on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please visit our Clinic Tab for details on services offered, or to schedule an appointment. 

Public Health Updates

Elbert County Community Health Assessment

The goal of Elbert County Public Health is to protect, promote, and improve the health, environment, and quality of life for all who live, work, and recreate in our county. We strive to reach this goal through the effective use of data, evidence based prevention strategies, leadership, advocacy, partnerships, and the promotion of health equity.

Consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Essential Public Health Services, and Colorado’s Public Health Improvement Act of 2008, local public health agencies are to complete a Community Health Assessment every five years. For this assessment we partnered with OMNI Institute (OMNI), a non-profit social science consultancy. In this report, we present findings both on the physical and behavioral health of Elbert County residents, and social determinants of health that influence community health.

You may view the recent 2022 Health Assessment HERE.

Read the 2023 Behavioral Health Assessment HERE

Public Health weekly updates


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