Our Community: Tooele County Health Department
The Tooele County Health Department strives to provide our communities with opportunities to live their healthiest lives. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has access to the health information, resources, and programs that will allow our community to thrive. We are committed to continuing our work to address the disparities in our communities and achieve health equity for all Tooele County residents.
Tooele County Health Department Community Health Workers are state certified to help link residents with the health and social resources they need to live their healthiest lives. CHWs can help you discover and navigate resources, including access to healthy food, nutrition education, active living, aging services, transportation, COVID-19 vaccines and testing, and more!
WHAT IS HEALTH EQUITY?
According to the CDC, ‘”Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential” and no one is “disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.
In other words, health equity means that everyone has fair, nondiscriminatory opportunities to live their healthiest lives.
Tooele County Health Departments Health Equity Priorities
Continuously working to identify accessibility of our building, programs, outreach, and website.
Building partnerships and relationships with our diverse communities to foster trust and collaboration.
Increasing our cultural competencies to ensure we are providing culturally appropriate and meaningful care.
Involving our diverse communities in decision making, and aspiring to give everyone a voice.
Increasing data to identify disparities and improve our services.