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Public Health Division Overview
  About Public Health Division

The Tehama County Health Services Agency Public Health Division is comprised of professional staff including Public Health Nurses, Registered Nurses, Health Educators and Clerical Support.

 

  Goals:  
 
  • Prevent the spread of disease and epidemics such as:
    • Sexually-transmitted diseases (STD)
    • Childhood illnesses
    • Food borne illnesses
    • Hepatitis
    • Rabies
    • Tuberculosis
  • Prevent injury
  • Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
  • Provide the community with assistance during disasters
  • Assure the quality and accessibility of health services
  • Provide health education to individuals and the community
  • Provide case management to identified target populations
  • Refer to other agencies, groups, or institutions as needed
  • Monitor community health status to identify health problems
  • Develop and evaluate policies and plans to support public health programs
  • Help shape laws and regulations that protect health and safety
 
 
  Mission:  
  To protect and promote health, and to prevent disease and injury
in the community
 
     
  Cost:  
  All services are low cost or free  
     
  Privacy:  
  All services are confidential by State & Federal Law  
     
  Consent:  
  Parental consent not required to obtain testing for pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, or HIV infection (twelve years of age and older)  
     
  Interpreters:  
  Available for all Public Health services  
 
 
 
 
 
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