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Strategic Plan

Washington County Public Health's strategic plan for fiscal years 2017-2023 is posted here. This plan includes strategic directions with objectives that represent our firm commitment to assuring a healthy community for all of our residents.

HEALTH WARNING: WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches may contain lead

October 28, 2023: The FDA advises parents and caregivers not to buy or feed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches to children because the product may contain elevated lead levels. There is no safe level of lead in the blood for children, and even low levels can have lifelong health impacts, including damage to the nervous system and learning, hearing and speech problems. Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed the product should contact their child’s health care provider about getting a blood test. Read the FDA's alert for more information.

Through this plan we intend to achieve measurable improvement in critical public health areas. The strategic priority areas are both internally and externally focused, ensuring continuous quality improvement across the division and the provision of needed services and activities to meet the community's needs. We plan to increase our cross-program initiatives and to work more effectively with community partners. It is through these activities that we will more successfully improve the health of our community.

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