A local health department shall continually and diligently endeavor to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote the public health through organized programs, including prevention and control of environmental health hazards; prevention and control of disease; prevention and control of health problems of particularly vulnerable population groups; development of health care facilities and health service delivery systems; and regulation of health care facilities and health services delivery systems to the extent provided by law.         


Michigan Public Health Code, Section 333.2433