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Bergen County Department of Health Services

(201) 336-6000

Bergen County Department of Health Services

To improve and maintain the quality of health for all citizens in Bergen County through public health community outreach and service delivery initiatives; to be an adaptive, learning organization that serves as an effective and accountable local public health authority and an innovative provider of community health services.

  • We believe that health is a "state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." (World Health Organization, 1948) 
  • We honor the diversity of the individuals and communities we serve and value their differing approaches to health and well-being. 
  • We believe in partnerships and collaborations to improve the health of our communities. 
  • We espouse the principles of exceptional customer service in our dealings with both internal and external customers. 
  • We believe the department's actions should assist our communities in addressing underlying factors that affect good health. 
  • We value effective leadership as a fundamental tool to improve the health of our communities. 
  • We strive to be responsible stewards of the public trust and resources. 
  • We value a diverse staff and believe our staff should be selected with care, treated with respect, held accountable for their performance and encouraged in their professional growth. 
  • We believe in balancing scientific knowledge and practical experience with the wisdom and beliefs of those we serve to improve the health of our communities. 
  • We emphasize innovative prevention, health promotion and early intervention. 
  • We consider that it is our role to support individuals, families and communities in becoming aware and gaining control of the factors that influence their health. 
  • We recognize that a healthy population is an essential element to the broader constructs of human and economic development.

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  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
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Last Updated: 05/16/24