Health & Human Services 

Creating a healthy community depends on three key factors – the adoption of healthy behaviors by county residents, the availability and quality of the health care services that those residents receive, and the physical environment in which those individuals live, work and play.  The County plays an important role in all three aspects. It educates and encourages residents to follow practices that lead to better health. It also provides direct care to many residents – at its facilities and through contracts with other organizations. Finally, Fulton County has a responsibility to deliver safe drinking water and wastewater services, ensure that residences and businesses are maintained in a manner that does not compromise public health, and monitor food establishments to make sure that they are operated consistent with healthy practices.

Performance Dashboards and Initiatives 

Strategic Performance Dashboard
Strategic performance measures track activities which often extend beyond the power of one department or even the county government to affect on its own, but we believe improvements can be made in these areas through cooperation between departments and through partnerships with other government agencies, non-profits and the private sector.  View dashboard
Department Performance Dashboard
Department performance measures are specific to county departments and are designed to track performance for the programs and services provided by each department. Departments set annual performance goals and report quarterly on their progress toward those goals.  View dashboard
Fulton County Strategic Initiatives
Strategic initiatives are major undertakings often involving multiple departments and are aimed at meeting strategic objectives. This section provides information on County's current year initiatives under the Health and Human Service priority area as well as accomplishments related to initiatives from last year. View initiatives

Health & Human Services Priority Area Sponsors

The sponsors for the Health and Human Services priority area provide the vision and leadership needed to develop and drive the initiatives aimed at ensuring the residents of Fulton County are healthy. 
County Commissioners
Vice Chairman, Natalie Hall
Vice Chairman Hall believes in a holistic approach to health that includes, but is not limited to, having good physical and mental health, access to healthy food, access to quality healthcare, gainful employment, and obtaining an overall quality of life that sustains the individual and their family.

Chief Officers for Priority Area Departments
Anna Roach, Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Ms. Roach runs all day-to-day operations of Fulton County’s citizen-facing departments and is ultimately responsible for citizen satisfaction with services and improving efficiency in operations. Departments reporting to Ms. Roach include Health and Wellness, Behavioral Health, and Public Works.
Dr. Pamela Roshell, Deputy Chief Operating Officer 
As Deputy Chief Operating Office, Dr. Roshell is responsible for overseeing Health and Human Services.

Department Heads
LaTrina Foster, Director, Behavioral Health
The mission of Behavioral Health is to consistently provide high quality and culturally competent behavioral health care services to the most in-need citizens of Fulton County.  Our vision is to be the premier provider of state-of-the-science, community-based behavioral health services in the region.
Dr. Lynn Paxton, Director, Board of Health 
The mission of the department of Board and Health is to promote, protect and assure the health and Wellness of the people of Fulton County.
Dr. Pamela Roshell, Interim, Community Development
The mission of the Department of Housing and Community Development is to create strong, sustainable and inclusive communities, and to alleviate the causes and conditions that lead to homelessness in Fulton County.
Jeff Cheek, Director, HIV Elimination
The Atlanta Ryan White program purpose is to improve the availability and quality of care for low-income, uninsured, and under insured individuals and families affected by HIV in the 20-County Atlanta Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA).
David Clark, Director, Public Works 
The Transportation Division of Public Works is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the County’s infrastructure. It provides a variety of services to the citizens of Fulton County, internal operating departments, and governmental agencies.
Ladisa Onyiliogwu, Director, Senior Services
The purpose of the Senior Service department is to connect residents to the right resources that aid and support their goals for active aging, care and self-sufficiency. Senior Services support the aging in place with respect, quality and dignity. Through partnerships and contracts with community based organizations, in conjunction with the Older Americans Act Program, the department offers an array of evidence based and innovative programs that positively impact the fastest growing population in Fulton County.