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10 Essential Functions of Public Health​

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  • Asess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets
  • Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population

Policy Development
  • Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it

  • Srengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships to improve health

  • Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health

  • Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health


  • Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy
  • Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce
  • Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement
  • Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health

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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211



Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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