Our financial health.
Public health is essential to safe and healthy communities. We track, respond to and prevent costly food and water contamination and disease outbreaks.
But new threats and limited resources could cripple our ability to serve our residents. Strong advocacy from our policymakers and stakeholders helps us continue to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County.
Our budget and funding sources:
Total 2018 budget: $34,189,959
(A) Federal: 13.5%
(B) State: 18.7%
(C) Pierce County: 9.4%
(D) City of Tacoma: 3.7%
(E) Permits & Fees: 45.9%
(F) Private, local & misc.: 6.6%
Population, funding, and Health Department staff trends:
Pierce County's population continues to grow, but our funding and staffing levels have not changed much since 2010.
(Note: Total funding excludes operating transfers, use of fund balance, and Information Technology interfund. Fiscal Year 2010 data converted from previous financial system. Revenue for 2016 not final)