About Williamson County and Cities Health District
Public health departments play an extremely important role in improving and protecting the health of individuals and communities.
Achieving accreditation helps ensure that we can deliver essential public health services to the public, such as preventing disease, ensuring access to safe food and water, immunizations, and preparing for and responding to health emergencies.
The Williamson County and Cities Health District was one of the first public health departments in Texas to be awarded accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board.
To achieve accreditation, WCCHD underwent a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to make sure it met or exceeded a specific set of quality standards and measures.
History of WCCHD
Our agency was known as the Williamson County Health Department until 1989 when it was organized as a health district, a separate governmental entity under Texas law. The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) was established via a cooperative agreement between the governing bodies of the cities of Cedar Park, Georgetown, Round Rock, and Taylor and the Williamson County Commissioners Court.
The cooperative agreement was updated in 1992 and in 2007 at which time the cities of Liberty Hill and Hutto joined the Health District, and again in 2013 when Leander also joined the Health District.
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Public Health Accreditation Board Accreditation
WCCHD began preparations for Public Health Accreditation Board accreditation in March 2012 and formally applied for accreditation in 2014. After reviewing hundreds of documents submitted by WCCHD and conducting a rigorous on-site visit, WCCHD was notified by PHAB on August 22, 2016, that the agency had successfully met all the requirements and earned its prestigious national public health accreditation. WCCHD was the fourth local health department in Texas to become accredited. The accreditation is valid for five years.
Our shared vision is for WCCHD to lead Williamson County to be the healthiest county in Texas.
- the recognized authority for unified health initiatives,
- fully integrated and aligned with the communities we serve,
- the trusted countywide public health resource,
- a coalition builder, and
- a strategic and data-driven agency.
The Williamson County and Cities Health District, in partnership with communities, protects and promotes the health of the people of Williamson County.
WCCHD employees commit to:
- Act honestly and ethically
- Show respect toward each other and the public we serve.
- Support, educate, and partner with the public we serve to achieve our vision and mission
- Promote a positive work environment through teamwork, good communication, and continuous learning
Williamson County has been ranked as one of the Healthiest Counties in Texas since 2009. Learn more at the County Health Rankings website.
Tobacco Free Workplace
Williamson County and Cities Health District follow the Williamson County Tobacco-Free Workplace Policy, which prohibits smoking or using any tobacco product while on Williamson County premises.
WCCHD created its official website (www.wcchd.org) as a public service to provide information about WCCHD services and related health information. The website is a supplement to, and not a replacement for, information available from WCCHD offices.
Links to organizations outside of WCCHD will be limited to local, state and federal government agencies and other local community partners and stakeholders that support the services and mission of WCCHD.
WILLIAMSON COUNTY AND CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT WEBSITE MISSION:
- Provide access to material about WCCHD services, programs and activities, Member Governments, Board of Health members and staff, and facilities;
- Offer information in an effective and time-efficient manner;
- Manage the links and material on the website to ensure that WCCHD information is easily discernible