Health Council

LogoVision Statement

Our vision is a healthy community with seamless, complementary, coordinated and accessible health and wellness services for the residents of Martha' s Vineyard.

Mission Statement

The Dukes County Health Council is a coalition of community members, public officials, health practitioners, and health organizations working together to promote community-wide health and wellness.

The Dukes County Health Council, founded in 1966 by the Dukes County Commissioners, is a coalition of 37 appointed members representing consumers, public officials, health care practitioners, and agencies of Martha’s Vineyard. The full council meets in roundtable fashion once a month (third Thursday of the month at 7:30am at the West Tisbury Safety Building), and explores ways to improve health care on the Island.

Currently there are representatives from the Hospital, Community Services, VNA, Hospice, Whole Health Alliance, Island Health Access Program, and Windemere. Other representatives include the Superintendent of Schools, Elder Services, Wampanoag Tribe, Edgartown Board of Health, Veterans Agent and Associate Commissioner of Health Care.