Mission

Our Mission is:

  • to promote a healthy and social supportive community.
  • to prevent unhealthy living conditions, protect socially vulnerable groups, promote employment opportunities and the general wellbeing of St. Maarten’s society.
  • to promote the general wellbeing and quality of life of our population by means of services such as of health protection, health promotion, labor mediation, labor & dismissal licenses, emergency medical services, social security, community development and social work & counseling and supervision.
  • to secure accessibility to health insurance and social security systems.


Vision

To be a knowledge institute which will result in being the recognized governmental authority for public health, social development, social security and labor related policy and service domains.

Strategic Competencies

 

 

Organogram

 

Policy Objectives (2012-2014)

The Ministry's multi-annual policy objectives are chosen and adapted on the basis of the new governing program (2012-2014).

  • To strengthen government’s social agenda and therefor signal and intervene in health risks, potential labor conflicts and social risks of vulnerable groups in society in a timely manner.
  • To renew and /or modify policies, programs, activities and legislation to enhance social cohesion and quality of life in the areas of:
    a. safety,
    b. public health,
    c. social affairs,
    d. community development,
    e. labor,
    f. employment.
  • To reduce bureaucracy by working transparently, effectively and efficiently in the interest of customer service.
  • To strengthen supervision and  adherence to legislation & guidelines in public health, social security and labor to contribute to a foundation built on strength and decisiveness.
  • To strengthen national, regional and international cooperation & partnerships.​