In 5 years, Monterey County Health Department will increase opportunities for community participation in public health dialogues.
Objective 1: Promote a health focus in public policy and planning.
Objective 2: Develop and support a network of volunteers and peers that advocate for and support community health-oriented solutions.
Initiative 2: Enhance community health and safety by emphasizing prevention.
In 5 years, Monterey County Health Department will strengthen the community’s ability to respond to safety issues.
Objective 1: Increase opportunities for community-led primary prevention safety efforts through family and youth engagement.
Objective 2: Support social networks working to address and respond to public health and safety risks.
Objective 3: Engage community organizations, businesses and other governmental agencies in assessing and preventing violence reducing injuries in the community.
Initiative 3: Ensure access to culturally and linguistically appropriate, customer friendly services.
In 5 years, Monterey County Health Department will ensure access to health care through culturally and linguistically appropriate customer service and by aligning public health, primary care, behavioral health, and community resources with health care reforms.
Objective 1: Maximize prevention and wellness opportunities as funded by health care reform.
Objective 2: Support integrated primary care, including clinical preventive services.
Objective 3: Incorporate bridges linking clinical and community-based prevention activities.
Objective 4: Ensure access to appropriate health care resources, especially specialty care and ancillary (such as diagnostic and therapeutic) services, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.