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HSA Public Health Department Communicable Disease Prevention and Control

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General Agency Information
Name:HSA Public Health Department Communicable Disease Prevention and Control
Alternate Name(s):HSA Public Health Department Disease and Infection Control
Address:1080 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-454-4114
Secondary Phone:831-471-1170
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8am-12 and 1-5pm
Description:After hours/weekends (831) 471-1170

Restaurant or commercial food facility complaints:
(831) 454-2022

Ongoing goals of the Communicable Disease Unit includes the following:
Communicable Disease Surveillance and Control:
Conduct surveillance for over 80 diseases and disease syndromes.
Reduce the behaviors and practices that contribute to illness and loss of health.
Reduce infectious diseases.
Investigates reports of disease outbreaks and implement control measures to stop the spread in the community.
Produce quarterly and annual reports about disease prevalence.
Develop and implement plans to respond to Public Health emergencies.

Public Education:
Proactively educate and address concerns and inquiries of the news media on communicable diseases.
Promote the well being of the elderly, those with disabilities, or chronic illness.
Educate the public about immunization programs and promote health for all children, adolescents and their families.
Mission:The Communicable Disease Unit's mission is to reduce the incidence of communicable diseases in Santa Cruz County through prevention, surveillance, identification of the source of the pathogen and implementation of control measures.
Languages other than English:American Sign Language
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:Public Service
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:County Government
Miscellaneous Income
State Government
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Health Services Agency of Santa Cruz County
Subject Headings
 Communicable Disease Control
Food Poisoning Investigation
Government Agencies
Health Education
Public Health
Public Health Information/Inspection/Remediation
Public Health Nursing
Swine Flu
This record last modified August 14, 2014

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