The Perth District Health Unit is governed by an autonomous Board of Health, which is made up of six elected municipal representatives and two provincial representatives.
A Management Team of 11, which includes the Medical Officer of Health and four-person Executive Committee, oversees public health services and provides direction to more than 100 full- and part-time staff members.
PDHU is guided by our mission and values and our Strategic Plan. Our program mandate is described in the Ontario Public Health Standards 2008. Organizational and governance standards for the agency are detailed in the Ontario Public Health Organizational Standards.
PDHU uses a Balanced Score Card approach based on the Strategic Plan to measure the effectiveness of its programs and services.