Your Health Department works with you, the local Board of Health, community health and education organizations, Fort Riley, and regional and state partners to strengthen and build the health of Riley County residents and visitors.
There are Ten Essential Public Health Services all local public Health Departments should undertake in their communities:
Monitor the health of the community
Diagnose and investigate health problems
Inform, educate, and empower people
Mobilize community partnerships
Develop policies that protect and promote the health of the community
History of Riley County Health Department
The Riley County Health Department was started as a city-county Health Department in 1952. Since that time, the Health Department has grown to meet the health and safety needs of the unique communities in Riley County. In December 2011, the Health Department became a county Health Department. The Health Department provides services through funding received from Federal, State, and local revenues. The client of the agency is the community.
Riley County’s Health Matters
The Health Department works with the diverse partners, organizations, and communities in the county to identify and address health issues and improve the quality of life for residents, visitors, and neighbors. Want to learn more about Riley County’s health? Visit Kansas Health Matters and see how Riley County compares to other Kansas counties.
Board of Health
The Health Department is governed by the Board of Health. The Riley County Commissioners serve as the Board members.
The Riley County Public Health Advisory Council
The Board of Health and the Health Department are advised by members of the Manhattan community and Riley County. Members of the Advisory Committee include: