The Board's mission statement reads:
"The State Board of Health exists to provide leadership in planning and policy development for the Commonwealth and the Virginia Department of Health to implement a coordinated, prevention-oriented program that promotes and protects the health of all Virginians. In addition, the Board serves as the primary advocate and representative of the citizens of the Commonwealth in achieving optimal health."
The priority public health issues to be addressed by the Virginia State Board of Health are as follows:
The Board will utilize numerous approaches to achieve these priorities, including:
The Board has cited the following as its core functions:
* The Board identified the citizens of the Commonwealth as its primary customers. It also listed its secondary customers as being local governments, other state agencies, the Governor's office, the legislature, corporations, and professions and local societies represented by individual Board members.