Notice

El Paso County Public Health will close Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 2:00 p.m. and will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24 for Thanksgiving. There will be no tuberculosis skin tests administered on Wednesday, Nov. 22 due to the holiday.

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission

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

Vision

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

Values

  • Integrity
  • Service Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Data-Driven
  • Respect

Strategic Plan

Review Public Health's 2012-2017 Strategic Plan. Please provide your feedback at [email protected].

Structure

El Paso County Public Health's organizational structure can be found here.

Funding

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.

  • History of Funding: Local and State Per Capita Funding

History

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 serves all residents and visitors of El Paso County, which includes the cities and towns of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Calhan, Fountain, Green Mountain Falls, Monument, Palmer Lake and Ramah.

Governance

  • The members of the Board of Health govern Public Health through the establishment of policy, approval of budgets and appointment of the Public Health Director.
  • The nine members of the Board of Health serve as volunteers and are appointed by the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners.