Public Health Nursing
The Boone County Health Department is here to serve, promote, and provide for public health.
- Public Health is often defined as an organized community effort aimed at the prevention of disease and promotion of health.
- Public Health efforts have increased the average lifespan by nearly 30 years during the past century.
- Behavioral and environmental risk factors – smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, increased pollution, stress, and unsafe sexual practices have replaced infectious diseases as the leading causes of premature death.
The Boone County Health Department strives to provide public health services for all resident and visitors of Boone County.