Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.
Essential programs for improving health
Helping prevent illness is a cornerstone of public health. We work to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening for prenatal disease programs.
Information that works
The Washington State Department of Health works with many partners to provide educational and training programs as well as health and safety information to help people make healthy choices.
Working to protect you and your family every day
By licensing health care professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies, we help ensure a safer and healthier Washington.