In Washington State, there are
health jurisdictions (LHJ's). The Thurston County
Public Health & Social Services Department is the local
government entity or LHJ serving Thurston County.
Local boards of health are described in Washington State law
as the governing boards for LHJ's across the state.
County Board of Health is comprised of the three
currently elected Thurston County Commissioners. The
Board of Health oversees efforts to improve the public's
health by providing leadership that shapes the Department's
approach to public health policies and programs.
In 2011 the Thurston County Board of Health, who also
serve as the Board of County Commissioners, considered a
wide variety of issues. After much discussion and
consideration of health data for Thurston County, the Board
declared the following as priorities and re-affirmed them
For more information about the Thurston County Board of
Health, please contact our Department.
- Healthy Living - Reduction and cessation of tobacco
- Chronic Disease Prevention - Access to healthy food
and a community environment that supports safe physical
- Access to Care - Address opportunities created
through federal health care reform.
- Protect the Environment - Reduce pollution (air,
water, food and land) to protect the public's health.