Division of Communicable Disease Control & Prevention

Division mission

The mission of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (DCDCP) is to work in partnership with the community to promote health and quality of life and to protect the public from the spread of communicable diseases and the health impact of emergencies.

Major division components

  • Surveillance: collect and analyze data on cases of communicable disease (including but not limited to HIV, STDs and Hepatitis) and investigate those that pose highest risk to the public
  • Immunization: distribute state-supplied vaccine to health care providers, assess immunization status of children, and sponsor immunization clinics and maintain a small computerized registry of immunization records for children from birth to 18 years old
  • Public Health Laboratory: provide testing, isolation and identification of harmful microorganisms that may be present in humans, animals and the environment to aid in the diagnosis and control of communicable diseases
  • Education and Prevention: Provide STD, HIV and Hepatitis education and counseling to high risk populations and community agencies; screening of high risk individuals and referral to health care providers for evaluation, treatment and follow-up when appropriate
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness: coordinate with health care and emergency medical service providers on preventing, detecting, quickly responding to, and recovering from any type of emergency that impacts your health, particularly those emergencies whose scale, timing, or unpredictability threatens to overwhelm routine capabilities.

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Programs

Acute Communicable Disease Control
Disease Surveillance & Epidemiology Investigation
Emergency Preparedness/ Bioterrorism
Immunization Program
Office of AIDS
Perinatal Hepatitis B
Public Health Laboratory
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Tuberculosis Control

Contact Information

Division of Communicable Disease Control & Prevention
Director: Erica Pan, M.D.
1000 Broadway Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 267-3200


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