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CDPH Core Values and Activities

Our Core Values

  In carrying out our Mission, we embrace the following values:

We value our partners.  We reach out to diverse groups and external stakeholders.  We foster both internal and external collaboration.  We empower and engage our staff.

We strive for excellence in all that we do.  We invest in our staff and value and reward competence.

We foster policies and programs that promote fairness, social justice, equity, and cultural competence.

We adhere to high ethical and professional standards in our work and relationships.  We are honest in our interactions and conscientious stewards of the resources entrusted to us.

We treat all people with respect, courtesy, and understanding.

We follow through on commitments.  We hold ourselves and others accountable for results. 

We foster an atmosphere of trust by modeling consistent and professional behaviors and valuing them in others.  We strive for transparency in our actions and communications.

We seek new information and progressive solutions.  We encourage innovation and creativity.  We work in the present and focus on the future.

Our Core Activities

CDPH achieves its mission through the following core activities:

  • Promoting healthy lifestyles for individuals and families in their communities and workplaces.
  • Preventing disease, disability, and premature death and reducing or eliminating health disparities.
  • Protecting the public from unhealthy and unsafe environments.
  • Providing or ensuring access to quality, population-based health services.
  • Preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.
  • Producing and disseminating data to inform and evaluate public health status, strategies and programs.

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