Environmental Health

The programs in our Environmental Health Division seek to promote public health by addressing environmental factors that can result in human illness. These programs encompass a wide variety of efforts, including prevention, education, and responses identified problems. The fee schedule of money collected by the Joplin Health Department can be seen here. Please call us at 417-623-6122 if you have questions. 

Environmental health is continuously growing field and has expanded to include many areas of emphasis over the past century. Examples of environmental health efforts to promote public health include ensuring the availability of safe food and drinking water, reducing the presence of organisms that can spread disease to human populations, providing education on the best practices of promoting a sanitary environment, and responding to emergencies.

Inspector Jared Laster washing his hands before starting an inspection.