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Fellow Detroiter,

Since 1885, our Health Department has worked to improve the health and wellbeing of Detroiters. We build upon that legacy today through programs, policy promotion, and partnerships in and around our City.

Detroit faces some of the most challenging public health issues in the country, including high rates of infant mortality, asthma and lead poisoning, obesity and diabetes, and violence. But these problems can be solved. We believe that by committing to excellence in the services we provide and protecting our communities from external threats to health, like pollution, we can help fight these challenges. We believe in public health justice and in a healthier Detroit.

We are committed to excellence, efficiency, and equity in our work. We will achieve this through accountability to ourselves and our community, transparency, and collaboration with our many partners. We hope you will be one of them.

Yours for a healthier city,

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

Executive Director & Health Officer

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