Jasper County
Health Department
106 E. Edwards St.
Newton, IL 62448
Mon. - Fri.
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Late appointments for other services will be scheduled as needed.
(618) 783-4436

(618) 783-4154

(618) 783-5206
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The Administrative staff of the Jasper County Health Department oversee the day to day operations of the Department, providing support and guidance. In addition, Administration acts as the contact to other local agencies, state and federal offices and the media.

Board of Health
The Jasper County Board of Health determines policy for the Department, approves yearly budgets and budget changes, approves disbursement of funds, and acts as a liaison to the Jasper County Board.
In the State of Illinois, Boards of Health consist of  members who live or work in the county. The composition of Boards of Health must include two physicians, a dentist, one county board member, one registered nurse and one member who is neither an employee or an employer of the department, and other members who are interested in the health of the community. The members of the Jasper County Board of Health currently are:

Jeanine Johns, D.D.S., President
Tom Clark, B.S., Vice President
Robert Schafer, D.V.M., Treasurer
Clara Short, Secretary
Ryan L. Jennings, M.D.
Mary Finley, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A.
Dale Haskett, Designated County Board Member
Marcia Street, R.N., BSN
Brian Atwood, M.D.
Carlotta Barbee, R.N.
Everett Miller

The Administrator of the Jasper County Health Department is responsible to the Board of Health and the citizens of the county to provide necessary health services and work with others to determine unmet needs in the county and how they can best be addressed.
Preparing budgets and funding proposals
Providing support and guidance for the program directors
Liaison with other local, state, and federal agencies as well as units of government
Oversee the day-to-day operation of the Department
Work with other agencies to secure funding to provide needed support and services for the residents of Jasper County
Direct media operations
Plans, organizes and directs work of professional, technical and clerical staff
Establishes operational methods and procedures
Assists in the development departmental policy
Assists in the development and revises rules and regulations
Interprets rules, regulations and policies
Prepares necessary reports
Directs the staff services of the Department
Directs the Department personnel program
Holds routine meetings with division heads
Recommends staff additions or changes to the Jasper County Board of Health
Employs, disciplines and terminates staff
Recommends staff compensation to Jasper County Board of Health
With Jasper County Board of Health approval, enters into contracts with local, state and federal agencies as well as other service providers
Secures medical services
Directs purchasing activities
Directs procedural analysis, standards development, research, and planning for the Department

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