About Us

Health Department Building
Welcome to the Grand Traverse County Health Department. It is our responsibility to protect the health of all Grand Traverse County residents through a wide variety of programs and services. From Community Health to Environmental Health, and Emergency Management to Animal Control, we are here to keep this community safe and healthy.

Mission Statement


Our mission is to protect and advance the health of our community and environment through partnerships, innovations, and excellent public health practice.

Vision Statement


We, the Grand Traverse County Health Department, envision a consummately healthy community in which to live, where health refers to "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" (World Health Organization). We remain dedicated to the promotion of this vision and all its contributing elements.


Core Grand Traverse County Values:


  • To Serve with Integrity
  • To Be Innovative
  • To Be Accountable
  • To Engage the Team
  • To Provide Service 
  • To Be Transparent

Current Strategic Plan

2017-2020 Strategic Plan


Annual Reports


Download, Read or Print any of our Annual Reports here.