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

We, the Grand Traverse County Health Department, are committed to providing professional, preventive health services. We are entrusted to provide a compassionate and efficient approach to a progressive, comprehensive, holistic health goal accessible to individuals, families and the community.

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.