El Paso County Public Health

El Paso County Public Health is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and serves the estimated 735,822 residents of El Paso County and visitors. El Paso County includes the cities and towns of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Calhan, Fountain, Green Mountain Falls, Monument, Palmer Lake and Ramah. The median age of El Paso County residents, according to the 2010 Census Bureau, was 34. Eighty percent of residents are white, 17 percent are Hispanic, 6 percent are black, and 4 percent are other race and ethnicities.

El Paso County Public Health was established in 1872 as a City Health Department, and then became an organized County Health Department in 1939. Public Health provides a broad spectrum of services to address ongoing and critical public health and safety issues.

El Paso County Public Health is organized in three major divisions: Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, Health Services, and Environmental Health. El Paso County Public Health’s programs include both those mandated by state statute as well as those that reflect the unique needs of El Paso County. Public Health accomplishes this mission by focusing on the Ten Essential Public Health Services, which fall under three general categories: assessment, policy development and assurance.

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Public Health receives some of its funding from El Paso County. The majority of Public Health funding comes from state and federal grants/contracts for service. In addition, Public Health collects fees for licenses and permits, such as those associated with state-mandated inspections of retail food establishments.

Below you will find links to our Comprehensive Financial Reports, the official annual financial report from El Paso County Public Health, as well as our annual adopted budgets.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to promote and protect public health and environmental quality across El Paso County through people, prevention and partnerships.

Our Vision

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Our vision is for all El Paso County residents to live in thriving communities where every person has the opportunity to achieve optimal health.

Our Values

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Integrity, Transparency, Respect, Collaboration, Innovation and Accountability