Public Health, California Department of

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The California Department of Public Health offeres 10 essential Public Health Services:

  • Monitoring health status to identify community health problems including health disparities.
  • Detecting and investigating health problems and health hazards in the community.
  • Informing, educating, and empowering people and organizations to adopt healthy behaviors to enhance health status.
  • Partnering with communities and organizations to identify and solve health problems and to respond to public health emergencies.
  • Developing and implementing public health interventions and best practices that support individual and community health efforts and increase healthy outcomes.
  • Enforcing laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  • Linking people to needed personal health services and ensuring the provision of population-based health services.
  • Assuring a competent public health workforce and effective public health leadership.
  • Evaluating effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of public health services, strategies, and programs.
  • Researching for insights and innovative solutions to public health problems.

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