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HSA's Mission, Vision, & Values


Santa Cruz County is a healthy, safe and thriving community for all.


To promote and ensure a healthy community and environment by providing education, outreach and comprehensive health services in an inclusive and accessible manner.


  • INTEGRITY -  We commit to honesty, accountability, and transparency in all our interactions with the public and our workforce
  • QUALITY - Through informed practice, encouragement of innovation, and continuous process improvement, we are dedicated to service excellence in all aspects of our work.
  • COMPASSION & RESPECT - We interact with others with dignity and humility, believing that all persons have wisdom and gifts to be recognized.
  • EQUITY & JUSTICE - Our work will be informed by and responsive to the diverse realities, views, and needs of communities such that everyone has the opportunity to attain the highest level of health.
  • COLLECTIVE IMPACT - We believe that improving health well-being is a shared responsibility and collaboration across HSA divisions and diverse sectors in the community will leverage the resources we need to make a lasting impact
  • CAPACITY BUILDING - We build capacity and address social determinants of health by engaging the community in the treatment and health promotion process to promote a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing.
  • POSITIVITY - We foster joy and enthusiasm in our workplace and the community.