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  • Administrative Services Data

    A look at what we do

    Administrative Services Division ensures our organization is high-performing, innovative and quality focused.

    Our programs include:

    • Communications.
    • Finance and budget services.
    • Health equity.
    • Human resources and risk management.
    • Information technology.
    • Epidemiological assessments, community planning, and quality improvement.
    • Office of the Director.
    • Vital Records.

    Administrative Services data

    As you can see, our work covers many different areas. The following datasets provide just a snapshot, but one we feel shows how our work contributes to good public health.

    Financial health

    We track, respond to and prevent costly food and water contamination and disease outbreaks. We also invest in communities to help families thrive. Here’s a look at where we get the funding that allows us to do our work. Our population has continued to rise at a steady rate. But funding for public health work has remained about the same over the last five years. Strong advocacy from policy makers and stakeholders helps us continue to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County.

    Timely and effective communication

    Health equity is at the heart of everything we do. Our communications team demonstrates this by making sure our written materials are easy to read and translate. Our goal is to have at least 75 percent of our messages at or below an 8th grade reading level. That includes our posters, letters, fact sheets, brochures—even emails and web pages.

    *—Some  documents weren’t measured in December 2018 because of technical problems. 

    Vital Records

    Birth and death records are the foundation of public health data. They tell us a lot about population health, and help us spot trends across different demographics. These records are also important legal documents. Our Vital Records team provides Pierce County residents with thousands of these records every year.