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Welcome to the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.  

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been improving the health of the Long Beach community for over a century.  We strive to create a safe and healthy community for all to live, work, and play.  Long Beach is one of only three city-run health departments in California, allowing for better engagement with its people, neighborhoods, businesses and community partners, and a greater understanding of the city's strengths and needs.  With 300 employees located in nine sites throughout the city, the Health Department operates with a $117 million annual budget, 99% of which comes from Federal, State, County and private funds.  This local focus allows the Health Department to coordinate resources from all sources to best meet the needs of our city.  We look forward to working with you on our journey towards a healthier Long Beach.

 


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After a particularly severe flu season last year, the City of Long Beach Health Department (Health Department) is providing access to free flu shots in the coming season by hosting neighborhood flu vaccination clinics throughout Long Beach. The first event is a free vaccination clinic that will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Stadium, located at 5000 E. Lew Davis Street. This will be the largest flu vaccination clinic in Long Beach and attendees will have the option of receiving their vaccines without getting out of their cars. Anyone 12 years and older can receive the vaccine in a drive-thru. Families with children under 12 years old will be directed to the walk-up area. 

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September is National Food Safety Education Month (NFSEM). It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about steps you can take to prevent food poisoning. 

To celebrate NFSEM, food facility owners, food managers, and food employees are invited to join us for "Meet, Greet and Eat" on September 18 at 9a.m. 
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The Office of Equity envisions a Long Beach where everyone can attain their highest level of health and potential for a successful life, regardless of their race, gender, income, where they live, or other characteristics.
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Summer is here and high temperatures are predicted in the forecast. City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, advises residents to take precautions against the heat and prepare for a safe an...
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Vector Control Program has detected Aedes aegypti, the type of mosquito that can transmit Zika, dengue, and other viruses, fo...
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).
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