About Alameda County Public Health Department
What is Public Health?
Alameda County Public Health Department has an array of programs and services designed to protect the health and safety of County residents. The backbone of Public Health includes assessments of the health status of residents, disease prevention and control, community mobilization and outreach, policy development, education, and assurance of access to quality medical and health care services.
To be effective, we actively seek community involvement - partnerships with grass roots and corporate entities, with individuals and groups. In fact, partnering is a key component of our mission.
Alameda County Public Health Department covers:
- 13 cities: Albany, Emeryville, Alameda, Piedmont, Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, Fremont, Newark, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore and unincorporated areas. City of Berkeley has its own health department.
- 1.5 million residents
We are headquartered in Oakland and have 21 satellite offices across the county.
We have 600+ employees - public health nurses, doctors, epidemiologists, dentists, medical social workers, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians, outreach workers, health educators, program managers, pre-hospital care coordinators, among others - working in four divisions and four large units:
- Community Health Services
- Communicable Disease Control & Prevention
- Emergency Medical Services
- Family Health Services
Additionally, we have four major units that support the department:
- Public Health Nursing provides clinical services and community outreach
- Community Assessment, Planning, Education & Evaluation (CAPE) guides our epidemiology and community capacity-building activities
- Administrative Services oversees budget, contracts and finance
- Information Systems manages information technology
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