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Our Mission

The mission of the Cattaraugus County Health Department is to engage and empower the public of all ages to live healthier lifestyles through efforts of education, prevention, promotion, monitoring, accessibility, affordability, technology, testing, diagnosing, and treating.

Our Vision

A community that embraces excellence and collaboration, capable of improving the population's health through data-driven decision making and policy development.

Our Core Values

Excellence- Work to strengthen the county's public health infrastructure.

Collaboration - Continue public health partnerships with private, non-profit and faith based organizations, government and educational entities.

Compassion- Acknowledging ideas and opinions of every employee, citizen and consumer while working with the community in an empathetic and respectful manner.

Innovation - Cutting edge /evidence based approach to deliver public health.

Professionalism- A high standard of competence and responsibility, while striving for occupational growth.

Integrity- Delivering services ethically, morally, honestly among employees, management and the public.

Accountability- Taking ownership of our professional duties, conduct, actions and resources entrusted to us.


*Cattaraugus County Health Department staff is non-discriminatory, knowledgeable, experienced, caring, compassionate, resourceful and willing to assist others in whatever venues available.

Catt. County is an Accredited Health Department by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)