The Health Officer provides leadership, direction, and oversight to public health programs affecting the County. Programs include Community Health, Environmental Health, Behavioral Health, Clinic and School Health, and Health Information and Promotion. The Health Officer assesses community health needs, plans and develops programs, enforces County and State laws and ordinances, and acts as spokesperson on public health issues for the County in coordination with the State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Health Officer serves as an advocate for public health with the media, social service agencies and other community organizations in Charles County and is responsible for promoting and stimulating interest in public health.
For more information on the Department's programs and services, please visit www.CharlesCountyHealth.org.