About Us


Our Mission

We are first and foremost, public servants, and are committed to meeting the varying needs of the residents of Salem County to the best of our abilities. We are dedicated to the promotion and protection of the public’s health and wellness in collaboration with our community partners to benefit the residents of Salem County.

Our Vision

The Salem County Department of Health and Human Services is the community gateway to Public Health Awareness focusing on the ten essential public health functions. We continually enhance and adapt our services to the needs of the community resulting in a healthy, accountable population that recognizes the Health Department as a valuable resource.

The Ten Essential Public Health Services

  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems and community resources
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  • Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  • Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems

Our Programs & Services


We are pleased to provide the following guides to the many programs and services we offer:

Find Us

Salem County Health Dept. 110 Fifth Street • Suite 500 Salem, NJ 08079