Public Health


Public Health Makes Life Better

What is Public Health?

Public Health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.

What is the difference between Public Health Services and Clinical Services?

Public Health Services
Clinical Services
Focus on preventing problems before they happen; Look at health of communities and populations

Focus on treating individuals who have injuries and symptoms


For information about services offered by the Lafayette County Health Department click here.

For ways Public Health affects your life in a single day, click here.

All services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis.