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Public Health

Public Health Services is dedicated to community wellness and health protection in San Diego County. Public Health Services works to prevent epidemics and the spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards, prevent injuries, promote and encourage healthy behaviors, respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery and assure the quality and accessibility of health services throughout the county.

Public Health Services administration unit offers administrative support to all of the Public Health Services program areas. In addition to internal support, the administration unit is also responsible for coordinating a unified response from the division when information is requested Agency-wide.

The service areas and services for this program are listed below. Click on any entry for more information.

Black Infant Health Program

Border Health Program


Child Health and Disability Prevention Program

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Chronic Disease and Health Disparities

Community Epidemiology

Community Health Statistics

Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program

County HHSA Physicians Bulletins

CureTB: Binational TB Referral Program

Dental Health Initiative/Share the Care

Emergency Medical Services

Fetal and Infant Mortality Review

HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch

HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Unit - HAEU

Immunization Branch

Maternal, Child and Family Health Services

Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC)

Office of Violence Prevention

Office of Vital Records and Statistics

Pandemic Influenza

Perinatal Care Network

Public Health Laboratory

Public Health Nursing - PHN

Quality Assurance Program - QA

Reduce and Eliminate Health Disparities Initiative

San Diego Kids Health Assurance Network

Tobacco Control Resource Program (TCRP)

Treatment Reimbursement Program

Tuberculosis Control and Refugee Health Program