We recognize that residents are more than mere consumers of public health services. In addition to health services, our health department is involved in a variety of community-based activities that engage residents in the planning, evaluation and implementation of health activities in their communities. Many of those services and activities are profiled on this site.
Your Perception of CDPH?
When public health is working its best it may be invisible – meaning residents are able to live, work, play and thrive in their communities. Public health helps to ensure that the infrastructure and policies to support healthy people and communities are in place. The California Department of Public Health is now surveying the public’s perception of CDPH "as a leader and as a credible, reliable resource in protecting individuals and communities …and promoting health and well-being." The survey takes 10-15 minutes. Tell them what you think »
Not only should travelers this spring and summer be mindful of issues like Zika, you should also be well advised about travel immunizations and advisories for the part of the world you’re planning to visit. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention provides updates on “health issues related to specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect travelers’ health.” The CDC offers a disease directory, valuable guidance on traveling with special needs, travel alerts and clinics, even mobile apps. Learn more »