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Department of Health Jackson County

Sandon Speedling, Interim Administrator  Bio (13.23kb doc)

Sandon S. Speedling, MHS, CPM
Acting County Health Officer

Thank you for your interest in services provided by the Florida Department of Health Jackson County. Our mission is to prevent and control the spread of chronic and infectious disease, provide basic family health care services to persons unable to access care from the private sector, provide early intervention and medical services to children with special health care needs, monitor the sanitary status of water and sewage systems, group living facilities and other activities that have the potential to threaten the public's health.

The Staff at the Florida Department of Health Jackson County is proud to play a vital role in this mission by providing caring and efficient service to all of our clients.  

The Staff and Management at the Florida Department of Health Jackson County are fully committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of residents and visitors in our county.  We pledge professional and caring service for those we serve. 

Thank you, the citizens of our county, for allowing us to be your Public Health Care Provider.  

If you have questions or concerns you believe we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to contact us at 850-526-2412.    

Department of Health Jackson County Goals:

♦  Assess the health status of the community

♦  Develop appropriate public health policies

♦  Assure necessary services are delivered in the community

Public Health” is the art and science of safeguarding and improving community health through an organized community effort involving prevention of disease, control of communicable disease, application of sanitary measures, health education and monitoring of environmental hazards.  

Department of Health Jackson County will maintain and improve the health of community residents through:

♦  Accessibility to early prenatal care

♦  Immunization of  children for vaccine preventable diseases

♦  Investigation of disease outbreaks

♦  Guarantee the safety of small public drinking water systems and onsite waste water systems

♦  Protection of the public from contaminated food and beverages