Adrienne Byrne-Lutz, MS
1900 E. 9th St.
Wichita, KS 67214
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The definition of health is ever-changing, but few will argue that with good
health you have hope.
By that rationale, the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) is in the
business of hope by way of public health, and we think everyone deserves to have
Most improvements in life expectancy and other key markers of healthy
populations are the result of effective public health programs and policies. In
fact, through public health efforts, such as immunization programs and clean
indoor air policies, death and illness have been reduced.
The goals of public health and the mission of the SCHD include prevention of
disease, protection from health threats, and promotion of healthy behaviors. At
the SCHD, we rely on public health data, assessments of how to improve the
health of our community, coordination of agencies who provide direct services,
and policies that push public health forward.
Many of the services we provide are required, and others we do to fill the
gaps that exist in the local health landscape. And at times, the SCHD fills key
roles beyond direct service provision by assisting in the development of public
The SCHD provides a range of services that address specific needs and affect
individual lives and the community’s overall public health status. For some,
these services make the difference between health and illness. For others, the
outcomes are not always immediately apparent, but creating a culture of wellness
extends life, improves quality of life, and minimizes the period of time that
people experience illness. Our goal is to provide these services in order to
prevent disease, protect the public from health threats and promote healthy
behaviors in Sedgwick County.
- Claudia Blackburn, director of the Sedgwick County Health Department
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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