Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) Overview

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, under the Executive Branch of the State of Nevada. DPBH is comprised of the former Health Division and Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services. On July 1, 2013, the two divisions merged to form DPBH.

Mission Statement

The mission of DPBH is to protect, promote, and improve the physical and behavioral health and safety of all people in Nevada, equitably and regardless of circumstances, so they can live their safest, longest, healthiest, and happiest life.


Preventable health and safety issues no longer impact the opportunity for all people to live in the best possible health.


To make everyone’s life healthier, happier, longer, and safer.

Executive Team

The executive team that leads DPBH is comprised of the Administrator, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Epidemiologist, and State Epidemiologist.

Organizational Charts

For more details see the organizational charts.