Our Mission

Improve the quality of life and wellbeing of our communities within Walla Walla County through prevention, promotion, and protection. 

Our Vision

Always working for a safer, healthier and thriving Walla Walla County

Our Values

We are honest, trustworthy and transparent in all we do. We strive to do the right thing to achieve the best community health outcomes. 

We value the unique contributions of our employees and partners to promote health equity. We develop positive relationships, foster innovative solutions, and strengthen our capacity to accomplish our mission. 

We uphold a standard of conduct that recognizes and values the diversity and contributions of all. We foster a working environment in which listening to and understanding our differences is encouraged and confidences are protected. 

We use the best scientific data and methods available to guide our policies and actions to promote healthy living. We rely on the objective facts of evidence-based science to build a strong foundation to address health needs and concerns. 

We are effective and efficient managers of public funds and hold ourselves and others to appropriate high standards. We operate with open communication, transparency, timeliness, and continuous quality improvement. 

The Walla Walla County Department of Community Health is comprised of several departments including: 

Behavioral Health

Environmental Health

Human Services

Population Health


Administrative Department

Advisory Boards, Councils, and Committees

Vital Records