About Northeast Tri County Health District

Our Mission: Northeast Tri County Health District works with other entities to assess, protect, preserve, and promote the health of the tri-county area and establishes local policy relating to population based services in Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties.

A variety of preventative services are provided to the residents of Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties by public health staff. The programs and services are delivered by: 

  • Screening
  • Intervention
  • Education
  • Preventative action
  • Epidemiology or investigation activities

Other services are designed to prevent disease or illness from environmental sources such as: 

  • Food
  • Water
  • Solid waste
  • Sewage and vectors

In addition to conducting routine inspections and issuing permits, staff also respond to complaints and provide technical assistance to local residents in a variety of areas where environmental factors may affect the public. 


Why is Public Health Important?

The work of public health professionals is important because public health initiatives affect people every day in every part of the world. It addresses broad issues that can affect the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, populations, and societies - both now, and for generations to come. 

Public health's programs help keep people alive. These programs have led to: 

  • Increased life expectancies
  • Worldwide reductions in infant and child mortality
  • Eradication or reduction of many communicable diseases

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