About Us


ADMH Vision, Mission, & Values   I   Public Health Vision, Mission, & Values

Department Director

Jill Cook 

Jill Cook, MS, RN, PHN

Our Department

Organizational Chart

Strategic Plan - ADMH

Strategic Plan - Public Health

College Internships

Health Department 

Health Officer

Caldwell, C.

Connie Caldwell, MD

Mental Health Director and
Alcohol & Drug Administrator

Karen Larsen

Karen Larsen, MFT

Mental Health
Medical Director

Villamore- small

Arturo Villamor, MD


ADMH Mission, Vision & Values

Mission: To provide high quality, culturally competent services and supports that enhance recovery from substance use disorders, serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance.

Vision: To promote the overall well being, recovery and health of individuals and families in our community

Core Values

We value a culture of quality in which we:

  • Emphasize recovery & wellness, with the goal of maintaining the people we serve in the least restrictive environment;
  • Utilize strength-based approaches that promote hope and recovery;
  • Encourage community inclusion, partnership and collaboration;
  • Provide services that are holistic and person and family directed;
  • Develop a well-trained, diverse and culturally competent workforce including consumers and family members;
  • Incorporate trauma informed services into our continuum of care;
  • Are trusted to provide partnership and transparency with contractors, families and our community;
  • Provide services that are evidence based and annovative, responsive and proactive; and
  • Make fiscally responsible and accountable decisions

Public Health Vision, Mission, & Values

Vision: To enhance the quality of life for all in Yolo County.

Mission: The Yolo County Health Department promotes health and wellness, prevents disease and injury, and protects people and the environment.

County Health Executives Association of California Public Health 

Core Values

Culture of Quality

  • Value and promote the mission of public health.
  • Serve the entire community with compassion.
  • Contribute to the economic vitality and health equity in the community.
  • Foster partnerships throughout the community to integrate and enhance health services.
  • Engage our community as Ambassadors of the County and Department.
  • Provide Service that is evidence based and innovative, responsive and proactive.
  • Make fiscally responsible and accountable decisions.
  • Work in a professional, productive and positive environment; proud of the difference we make each day.

 Core Public Health Functions

  • Assurance
  • Policy Development
  • Assessment

10 Essential Public Health Services

  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  4. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that project health and ensure safety.
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  8. Assure a competent public health and personal healthcare workforce.
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.