Vision, Mission, and Core Values

 

The Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) is guided by core values that shape our public health policies and work throughout Fulton County.

On July 1, 2017, the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness transitioned into a new governance and became the Fulton County Board of Health.  As one of 18 public health districts in Georgia, we are now aligned with the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH). As the largest single health district in Georgia, FCBOH serves nearly one million citizens who reside in Fulton County. Our health centers now include state-of-the-art clinics to serve our clients along with a newly renovated Office of Vital Records located in the Fulton County Government Center. The Office of Vital Records offers state-of-the-art technology and a waiting area that features Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) seating to accommodate all customers more efficiently.

Board of Health's nearly 400 employees serve a diverse population that utilizes our eight health centers located throughout the county.  Our goals are to protect residents from health threats, increase access to health services to improve health outcomes, and provide information that assists Fulton County citizens in living healthier lives.



VISION

All People are Healthy

MISSION

The Fulton County Board of Health is committed to promoting and protecting the health of individuals, families, and communities.


VALUES

Integrity: Demonstrating truthfulness, honesty and fairness in every situation.

Excellence: Setting and achieving a high standard of excellence.  Getting things done efficiently and effectively. 

Embracing change and using it to continuously learn and improve ourselves and our services.

Teamwork: Exemplifying teamwork by collaborating and communicating across services and programs and by partnering with others to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Data Informed Decision-Making: Making decisions that are informed by data and valid scientific evidence.

Innovation: Applying our intellectual curiosity, creativity and expertise to advance high-quality public health practices. Using promising technology to find solutions.

People-Focused:  Treating everyone we encounter with respect and compassion. Responding with a service-oriented attitude toward our clients, communities and colleagues.

Accountability: Adhering to the highest standards of accountability and professional responsibility.

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J. Patrick O'Neal, M.D., Interim District Health Director

FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEMBERS

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J. Patrick O’Neal, M.D. was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health by Governor Nathan Deal on July 7, 2017, to fill a vacancy created by the appointment of Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition to his role of commissioner, Dr. O’Neal serves as the Director of Health Protection for the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), where he has oversight responsibility for Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Trauma, Emergency Preparedness, Epidemiology, Infectious Disease, Immunizations, and Environmental Health.

Since 2002, Dr. O’Neal served as the Medical Director for the Office of EMS/Trauma in the Georgia Division of Public Health under the Department of Community Health (DCH). For 29 years prior, he practiced emergency medicine at DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur. In his final seven years at Dekalb Medical Center, he served as the Regional Medical Director for EMS throughout the Greater Atlanta area. Dr. O’Neal formerly served as Director of the Outpatient Clinic at the Medical Center of Central Georgia for two years before his work at Dekalb.

He completed an undergraduate program at Davidson College in North Carolina and received his medical education at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Following medical school, he completed a rotating internship at Providence Hospital, Portland, Oregon, prior to entering the United States Air Force for training in flight medicine. Dr. O’Neal served as a flight surgeon in Viet Nam in 1970-71.

Otis W. Brawley,
M.D., FACP

Chairman of the Board

Renay Blumenthal,
M.B.A.

Board Member

Edward "Jack"
Hardin, Esq.

Vice-chair of the Board

Natalie Hall,
Fulton County Board of Commissioners, District 4

Board Member

Lynne P. Meadows,
R.N., B.S.N., M.S.

Secretary

Carla Smith, R.N.
Atlanta City Council Member

Board Member

2018 BOARD OF HEALTH MEETINGS

LOCATION:

Fulton County Board of Health
10 Park Place, 6th Floor, Suite 617
Joan P Garner Conference Center
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dates 2019:
     
January   23  Agenda
     April        24
     July         24
     October   23

Meetings begin at 10:30 a.m.

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