Detroit Wayne County Health Authority CEO Chris Allen

Mission and Values

The mission and values of Detroit Wayne County Health Authority are summarized by our tagline: Preserving Public Health, Promoting Population Health.

To coordinate efforts to improve population health of residents of the City of Detroit and Wayne County by assuring access to care.

We envision all people living healthy lives within healthy communities; easily accessing and securing services as needed which are provided by the best practitioners, facilities and innovative approaches to care; thereby increasing the vitality of Southeast Michigan in order to model exceptional community wellness and influence national health policy.

Core Values
Access – To assure access and provide a full range of care to all populations in a culturally competent manner.

Accountability – To monitor and report regularly on the effectiveness of the safety net, seeking community feedback and input in the planning and implementation process.

Diversity – To promote social justice, equity, and inclusiveness in health services, employment and governance.

Partnership – To develop and maintain relationships that encourage the participation of all community stakeholders, including consumers, government, healthcare providers, the faith community, business, and labor.

Prevention – To improve health equity for the City of Detroit and Wayne County residents through health promotion and risk reduction.

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