The Department of Public Health (DPH) believes in the power of prevention. DPH works to help all people reach their full potential for health. The Department ensures that the people of the Commonwealth receive quality health care and live in a safe and healthy environment while building partnerships to maximize access to affordable, high quality health care. DPH is especially dedicated to the health concerns of those most in need and works to empower communities to help themselves. The Department protects, preserves and improves the health of all the Commonwealth's residents.