The Home Rule Charter of Macomb County, Michigan was adopted by the citizens of the County in November, 2009, and became effective on January 1, 2011. The Charter created a new Department of Health and Community Services, mandated to:
The Charter extended that mandate to include coordination of services and advocacy for the aging by placing the office of senior services in the new department.
Four agencies fall under the Health and Community Services umbrella:
The Department of Health and Community Services carries out its mandate through the services, programs, and activities of the constituent agencies. The Department increases the effectiveness and efficiency of those agencies by lowering barriers between them, and actively seeks ways to maintain and improve the health and well-being of all Macomb County citizens.
To enhance the ability of Macomb County's health and community service agencies to promote community well-being, and to assure that the basic human needs of county residents are met.
Macomb County residents lead healthy lives in supportive communities.
We are accountable for providing information and delivering services in a manner that empowers individuals in an environment without judgment.