About Us

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services

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We serve the city of Columbia and surrounding communities within Boone County, Missouri as a nationally accredited public health department in the state of Missouri through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).

Our Vision

Optimal health, safety, and well-being for all.

Our Mission

Promote and protect the health, safety, and well-being of the community through leadership, partnership, and service. 


What is Public Health?

This video can help explain our role.

What is national accreditation? 

This press release can help explain. 

Public Health Accreditation Board Accredited Health Department Seal

Core Values

  • Customer Service: Providing the best possible service to all customers.
  • Communication: Listening and responding to customers with clear, compassionate, and timely communication.
  • Continuous improvement: Valuing continuous planning, learning, and innovative practices.
  • Integrity: Expecting our employees to be ethical, honest, and responsible.
  • Teamwork: Achieving results through valuing diversity and partnerships within our own organization and the community.
  • Stewardship: Empowering our employees to serve the community to the best of their ability by entrusting us with resources.

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