City of St. Louis Department of Health
About St. Louis City Department of Health
The City of St. Louis Department of Health strives to make St. Louis an equitable community achieving optimal health for all. It is committed to ensuring a healthy community through quality public health services and partnerships by providing continuous protection, prevention, and promotion for the public's health. That commitment helped the City of St. Louis Department of Health receive national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. The Department employs caring, qualified, culturally-competent individuals who are responsive and proactive to community needs.
There are many aspects to creating a living environment that protects the public’s health. One aspect, health promotion and chronic disease prevention can be accomplished through nutrition and exercise education. The City of St. Louis Department of Health is unique from other city health departments because we specifically put resources into promoting behavior and lifestyle changes for residents. Through the Health Promotion, Education, and Marketing department, we partner with community organizations to deliver accurate information and comprehensive services which support city residents in achieving their wellness goals.
Over the past decade, the Let's Move! STL program has enhanced the Health Department’s capability to reach city residents by giving employees and professionals a medium to inform residents about health services and community events. Our ultimate goal at Let's Move! STL is to provide the tools that individuals need to make positive changes on their own, and practice them until the healthy behaviors become habits that last a lifetime.
The Department of Health’s Health Promotion, Education, and Marketing department is proud to partner with Hubbard Interactive and AARP to bring Small Changes for Health 2019 to life. This collaboration greatly improves the reach and impact of Let's Move! STL and furthers the ultimate goal to decrease chronic disease and build a healthy St. Louis community.