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About GCHD

The Grayson County Health Department follows the national model of public health which is to prevent, promote, and protect. There are several different health departments throughout the state. Some health departments are part of a district while others are independent. GCHD is an independent health department. Although independent, GCHD is affiliated with the Kentucky Department for Public Health. GCHD is managed by the Grayson County Board of Health.

Director's Message 2023

Welcome to another exciting year at Grayson County Health Department! As we begin 2023 within our communities, we have rallied around three strategies as a team. These strategies will not only help us to continue vital services; they will also help us to make improvements. 

These strategies are:

  • Improve services throughout the entire department.

  • Work to become an even better community resource for public health information.

  • Collaborate with community partners to streamline services thereby helping those that utilize the local health department have access to services even outside the organization. 

We are a team committed to acts of service and making sure that the health department is accessible to all of our communities. We believe that public health is the foundation of any healthy community. Therefore, we will continue to work to ensure that Grayson County becomes an even healthier place to call home.

With Gratitude,

Joshua Horton, BS, MS, MBA

Public Health Director

Mission Statement (revised 8/3/23)

Our mission is to promote and safeguard the health and well-being of our community by providing accessible, high-quality, and comprehensive services. We are committed to addressing the diverse needs of individuals and populations through prevention, education, and evidence-based practices. By fostering collaboration with community partners, we strive to achieve optimal outcomes and empower individuals to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Vision Statement (revised 8/3/23)

Our vision is to be a leading health department that sets the standard for excellence in delivering services and improving the overall health of our community. We aspire to create a culture of health where every individual can thrive, regardless of their background or circumstance. Through innovation, compassion, and a relentless dedication to advancing health equity, we aim to become a driving force in enhancing the well-being of our community.


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