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As director of the County of Riverside Department of Public Health, I take very seriously the health and well-being of all residents and visitors of this great county

Susan Harrington, Public Health DirectorWe offer a wide range of services and programs, each operated by dedicated staff professionals whose top priority is to promote and protect the health of residents who live, work and play here.

Our goals are simple: to assess and address emerging public health needs, recruit and develop a qualified workforce, deliver public health and medical services efficiently, plan and prepare for and respond to public emergencies and plan and sustain livable communities.

I have served with the department for over 28 years and began my career as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist in the Perris and Lake Elsinore offices.

I currently oversee a staff of 700 doctors, nurses, health educators, nutritionists, communicable disease and community program specialists, managers and fiscal and support staff.

Ours is certainly a large department, but we aim to treat each client and visitor with care that is as unique and individualized as possible.

Check back often at for the latest information on all matters health-related, or call 951.358.5000.

Susan Harrington, M.S., R.D.

Director, County of Riverside Department of Public Health

4065 County Circle Drive
Riverside, CA 92503
Phone: 951.358.5000

Public Health Organizational Chart (PDF)

 Ten Essential Services of Public Health: Riverside County

What is Public Health in Riverside County?

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Ten Essential Services of Public Health

 Mission, Goals and Strategic Plan


The County of Riverside Department of Public Health promotes and protects the health of all County residents and visitors in service of the well-being of the community.


Healthy people; healthy community!

 2012-2016 Strategic Plan

Goal 1: Utilize evidence based strategies to identify and address traditional and emerging public health needs.

Goal 2: Realize the potential of staff through the recruitment, development and retention of a qualified workforce.

Goal 3: Deliver public health services within a responsive and effective system.

Goal 4: To plan, prepare, respond and recover from public health emergencies.

Goal 5: Support healthy sustainable communities through policy and environmental strategies.

2012-2016 Strategic Plan

Contact Us

County of Riverside Department of Public Health

4065 County Circle Drive, Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 358-5000 | FAX 358-4529 | TDD 358-5124

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.