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Public Health

Public Health

Promotes health and improves quality of life by preventing disease, injury and disability and by protecting against, and responding to health threats and disasters.

2,561 vaccinations were administered at 21 mass vaccination events

68,419 specimens were tested to support public health services and community medical providers in the diagnosis and treatment of disease

2,308 families served through Nurse Family Partnership and Maternal Child Health home visitation programs with a total of 16,134 home visits made

44,969 birth certificates and 22,344 death certificates were processed and registered for calendar year 

13,278 chronically ill, physically disabled and severely ill children were provided medical assistance, therapy services, and case management services through the California Children’s Services program

4,836 emergency medical personnel were certified by Emergency Medical System

258 cases were reported and investigated by the Tuberculosis Control Program

65,829 child health screenings facilitated through the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program

61,850 doses of influenza vaccine distributed through the Immunization Program

478 pregnant women assisted with getting prenatal care within 30 days of calling the Perinatal Care Network

1,096 pregnant women referred to a County Family Resource Center for Medi-Cal application assistance through the Perinatal Care Network

10,043 clients received 12,433 services from the STD clinics

9,244 disease investigations conducted by the Epidemiology Program

3,865 persons living with HIV disease received HIV care and treatment services through the Ryan White program

2,018 syphilis investigations were conducted

2,018 refugees received health assessments and referrals by the Refugee Health Program

394 persons living with HIV were served through the AIDS Case Management program

Public Health Services