About Us

Since 2003, the Saginaw County Health Department (SCHD) has performed eight rounds of strategic planning, lead by a multi-disciplinary team of Health Department staff and stakeholders named the MOD (Moving in One Direction) Squad. Over the course of the past 17 years the MOD Squad has analyzed data and gathered feedback and input from SCHD staff members, customers, partners, and stakeholders to determine a common direction for a unified health department.

As a result, Mission and Vision statements were created, as well as Values and Strategic Priority Areas. The strategic plan is one that will guide us in making daily decisions and serves as a compass in navigating through future challenges and opportunities.

Our Mission is

To protect, preserve, and promote the public's health and the environment

Our Vision is

To be an innovative leader, partner, and service provider building a safe and healthy community

Our Strategic Priority Areas

  • SCHD will strive to be the credible source for all things public health
  • SCHD will develop and strengthen non-traditional partnerships
  • SCHD will provide a unique and positive customer experience
  • SCHD will promote awareness and advocacy for public health

Our Values are

AccountabilityWe value the ability of our staff and organization to honor our commitments, to clients and each other.  We take ownership of our work and disclose the results in a transparent way.

CompassionWe celebrate our role in serving people and our community towards better health.  We actively listen to fully understand and genuinely empathize with people’s realities.  We respond in service and advocacy for each individual, group, and community.

CompetenceWe will strive to continually increase our ability, knowledge, and skills to keep current and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our job performance and the department.

IntegrityWe believe in honesty, openness, trust, and reliability in all we do; always doing what we believe is right and just.

RespectWe listen closely to one another and work to create value for every customer.  We respect all people, our community, and our environment – and work continuously to improve it