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Board of Health

Board of Health

For over a century, responsibility for Georgia's public health functions has been shared by state and local governments. The principal actors are the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), the 159 County Boards of Health, and the eighteen District Health Directors.

DPH and the County Boards of Health and the District Health Directors are best thought of as a partnership - not a partnership in the legal sense, but in the ordinary sense of people working together to accomplish a common goal. DPH has responsibility for framing  and implementing a statewide public health policy, operating statewide programs such as the State Health Laboratories and disease surveillance, and establishing standards for numerous matters from reportable diseases to restaurant inspections.

The County Boards of Health have responsibility for assessing local needs, advocating for county public health programs, approving and presenting the health budget to the county commission, and providing policy guidance to the District Health District. For more information regarding your local Board of Health, contact your local county health department or your local Board of Health member. You can also learn more by downloading this Guide To Service on the County Board of Health.

The Clayton County Board of Health (CCBoH) meets bi-monthly and the meetings are open to the public. The dates of all Board of Health Meetings can be found here.

Board of Health meeting minutes are public record and available for anyone to view. Access to the CCBoH minutes are made available here. For detailed information about the board of health mintues, please contact the health department. Disclaimer: for full copies of the Board of Health Mintues, please submit a written open records request