Division Summaries

 

Administrative Services Division

The Administrative Services Division is responsible for the oversight of many areas including: policy development and guidance, communications, employee and labor relations, risk management/safety, recruitment and selection, volunteer program, classification and compensation, workforce management, training and development, employee benefits administration, payroll, public records requests, purchasing, accounting and budgeting, and facilities management. Information Technology is responsible for running, maintaining and supporting the Department’s hardware, software applications, networks, enterprise systems, technology devices and providing help desk support services to employees. The Office of Assessment, Planning and Improvement provides services to department staff and the public through community health assessment and planning, quality improvement, program evaluation, consulting, training, both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, processing and electronic filing of death and birth records.

Programs include: Office of the Director (and Communications), Business Support Services, Cross Collaborative Initiatives, Human Resources, Information Technology, Office of Assessment Planning and Improvement, and Vital Records.

Communicable Disease Control/Public Health Emergency Preparedness Response Division

The Communicable Disease Public Health Emergency Preparedness Response Division includes disease case investigations (including Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Human Immunodeficiency Virus), nurses that network with primary care providers to provide resources and updated information, a refugee program that will help coordinate refugee screenings and provide referrals for treatment, and an immunization program that works with community providers.

Our Public Health Emergency Preparedness Response (PHEPR) program plans and prepares for responses to biological, technical and hazard incidents working together with community partners.

Programs include: Communicable Disease Administration, CD Network, CD Epidemiology, Public Health Emergencies, and STD/HIV Services.

Environmental Health Division

Environmental Health is the connection between ecosystems and human health. This includes natural resources that help us thrive, such as clean air, water, food and access to parks. It also includes natural and man-made chemical, biological and physical hazards to our health.

Programs include: Environmental Health Administration, Community Environmental Health, Community Transformation, Food and Community Safety, Physical Activity and Nutrition and Tobacco Prevention, On-Site Sewage/Surface Water, Water Resources/Hazardous Waste, Waste Management/Code Enforcement.

Strengthening Families Division

The Strengthening Families Division provides public health by collaborating with other agencies, health care providers, schools and coalitions to systemically improve the health of children and families. Our initiatives include providing evidence-based nursing and family support worker services, substance abuse prevention education, and counseling and treatment, as well as developing a comprehensive community oral health plan and developing and implementing other strategies to improve health disparities for the clients we serve.

Programs include: Strengthening Families Administration, Family Support Partnership, Maternal and Child Outreach, Oral Health, Youth Prevention Initiatives, and Substance Abuse Services.