Public Health Department


The Cumberland County Public Health Department brings people, organizations, and communities together to promote wellbeing and protect the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.  


The Cumberland County Public Health Department recognizes that health and wellbeing are impacted by many things including the community conditions in which people live; cultural norms; the ability to access basic resources; the health of the environment and the level of protection from climate change; as well as individual knowledge, behaviors, and experiences. The  Department strives to create connections and collaborations across the county with the goal of ensuring all people have the opportunity to live long healthy lives. 


The Cumberland County Public Health Department is leading the development of a County Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to guide public health initiatives within the county over the next four years.

To ensure the plan aligns with community needs and opportunities, Cumberland County is partnering with groups, organizations, and individuals from across the county. An Advisory Committee composed of public health professionals is steering the process. The plan's vision is “A Cumberland County where communities are thriving; residents, organizations, and local governments connect and invest in collaborative actions; and every person has an equitable opportunity to live a healthy life".  

The CHIP will be completed in  the fall of 2022.