Our goal at Columbia County Public Health is to
protect and promote the health and safety of each resident in Columbia County.
Columbia County Public Health Department, provides health related information,
addresses public health concerns, partners with the State of Washington and the
national Public Health Network to provide up-to-date information to our
community. Columbia County Public Health works to empower people to develop and
strengthen a healthy, safe, and resilient community.
Columbia County Public Health Leads the community through education and evidence-based practices to prevent illness, promote health, and protect the environment to improve the quality of life in our communities.
We are honest, trustworthy and transparent in all we do. We strive to do the right thing to achieve the best community health outcomes.
We value the unique contributions of our employees and partners to promote health equity. We develop positive relationships, foster innovative solutions, and strengthen our capacity to accomplish our mission.
We uphold a standard of conduct that recognizes and values the diversity and contributions of all. We foster a working environment in which listening to and understanding our differences is encouraged and confidences are protected.
We use the best scientific data and methods available to guide our policies and actions to promote healthy living. We rely on the objective facts of evidence-based science to build a strong foundation to address health needs and concerns.
We are effective and efficient managers of the public trust and public funds, and hold ourselves and others to appropriate high standards. We operate with open communication, transparency, timeliness, and continuous quality improvement.
Meet the Team
To Contact Martha Call: 509-382-3949
WIC, Insurance Navigator, Basic Food, Emergency Preparedness,
Community Health Worker
Since she began working at
Columbia County Public Health in 2006, Delphine has been involved with many
programs. Currently she oversees our WIC programs and activities. Delphine is
registered as a Washington State Health Benefit Exchange navigator that assists
clients in the enrollment process for health insurance. She also has the
ability to assist clients with Basic Food applications and renewals. Delphine
is also responsible for emergency preparedness and response for Columbia County
Public Health. Delphine is a certified Community Health Worker in the
State of Washington.
To Contact Delphine Call: 509-382-3952
Peer Counselor, Snap Ed., Vital Records, Community Health Worker
2017, Leslie has served many roles in Columbia County Public Health. Leslie
currently serves as WIC support and breast feeding peer counselor. She can
assist you with Washington State Birth or Death Certificates, and Environmental
Health forms or applications. You can find Leslie at The Club, Food Bank, and
Senior Center educating community members on healthy lifestyle choices using
her Snap Education Program Leslie has a passion for the ACES study, and is
trained to unite and build a resilient community through workshops and task
forces. She is collaborating with Walla Walla CRI and the Greater
Columbia Accountable Communities of Health to strengthen our local
ACEs/Resilience Campaign. Leslie is a certified Community Health Worker in
the State of Washington.
To Contact Leslie Call: 509-382-2181
Program Coordinator, Marijuana & Tobacco Prevention, ABCD
Dental, Child Passenger Safety Technician
Chelsey joined Columbia County Public Health in 2018 and has been
focused on the education and prevention of marijuana, tobacco and e-cigarette
use. In the spring of 2019 our Community Health Assessment was made public, and
Chelsey has been focused on informing the community on the strengths and
weaknesses of our health as a whole. In order to inform the public on programs
Public Health offers, Chelsey utilizes social media, local newspapers,
billboards and presents to community groups. Chelsey has become certified as a
Child Passenger Safety Technician and Community Health Worker.
To Contact Chelsey Call: 509-382-3950
Health Nurse, Maternal Child Health, CSHCN
Since the fall of 2018, Estasia has been helping community
members of all ages. Estasia helps retrieve immunization records and educate
those with vaccination questions. She facilitates blood pressure
screenings and helps out frequently at the senior center. Estasia
has taken the Children With Special Health Care Needs program under
her wing and attends as many support groups she can. She believes all children
and families are worth investing in, and no one should ever feel like they are
To Contact Estasia Call: 509-382-3951