VDH Strategic Plan

Mission | To protect the health and promote the well-being of all people in Virginia.

Vision | Become the healthiest state in the nation.

Core Values | Our culture values service, equity and making data-informed decisions.


Maintain a competent and valued workforce

Recruit and retain the best employees. Ensure that VDH staff  are  properly developed and coached. Plan for knowledge transfer  and future  succession. Demonstrate that VDH employees are valued.


Foster healthy, connected, and resilient communities

Implement population health strategies in Virginia. Foster community collaboration. Share timely, reliable, actionable, sub-county  level data.


Be a trusted source of public  health information and services

Deliver public health information accurately and timely in the format and delivery method in which  it is most effective. Create systems, policies, and practices that improve health for all people in Virginia. Make our services more clear and visible to the public user. Reinforce the role and mission of public health to federal, state and to local communities.


Assure the conditions that  improve health opportunity

Build partnerships at the state and local level to increase community capacity to focus on determinants of health. Enact “health in all policy” approaches at the state and local level. Strengthen organizational infrastructure to support  health equity.


Provide internal systems that  deliver consistent and responsive support

Create a culture of continuous quality and process improvement at VDH. Establish an internal  culture of customer service excellence.