From The Chief Public Health Officer

Denise Fair - Chief Public Health Official

Detroit Residents, Community, Religious and Business Partners,

It is my honor to serve as your chief public health officer for the City’s Detroit Health Department! With more than 200 members of my team in partnership with those committed to the health and wellbeing of residents, we will deliver world-class public health programs and services to benefit residents, visitors to our City and animals in our care.

My mission in life has always been to inspire and motivate others, which is why I have chosen to work in healthcare. As a resident of Detroit, I am grateful for the opportunity to advocate on your behalf.

As we continue navigating this pandemic, my goal is to ensure every Detroiter has access to relevant and timely information about COVID-19, so they may protect themselves and those they love. At this time, there is no FDA-approved treatments or vaccines for the coronavirus. I encourage everyone to continue practicing social distancing, handwashing, disinfecting frequently touched items and surfaces, wearing a mask around others and staying home until the Governor’s executive order is lifted, unless you are an essential worker.

At the appropriate time, I look forward to partnering and discovering new ways to collaborate toward addressing a variety of health care barriers in our community. I also look forward to meeting with as many residents, community, faith-based and business leaders to hear your ideas and concerns as we work together toward creating a healthier Detroit!

Denise Fair, MBA, MPH, FACHE

Chief Public Health Officer
 
Detroit Health Department