About Us

The Cass County Health Department was established in 1938. Today, with 24 staff members, the Cass County Health Department serves a combined population of approximately 107,000 people. The Cass County Health Department, along with community and state partnerships, carries out the Three Core Public Health Functions and the 10 Essential Public Health Services.

What is Public Health?

Public health encompasses a variety of functions and services that protect the health of the community and help citizens live longer, healthier, happier lives. This includes:

  • Connecting citizens to community health services
  • Developing policies to promote a healthy community
  • Educating our community about public health issues
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Evaluating current community health programs
  • Monitoring, identifying, & investigating potential health threats
  • Partnering with other community organizations to address local health issues


The Health Department is organized to seven divisions which carry out the 10 Essential Public Health Functions.

  • Administration
  • Epidemiology/Communicable Disease Surveillance
  • Environmental Health
  • Clinical Services/Nursing 
  • Emergency Preparedness Planning
  • Women, Infants, and Children(WIC)
  • Health Education

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