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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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The City of Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services is ensuring access to free flu vaccinations in the coming season by hosting several community flu vaccination clinics throughout Long Beach.
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Did you know an estimated 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from eating contaminated food? Anyone can get sick from a foodborne illness (also called food poisoning).
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In 2017, the Long Beach Comprehensive HIV Planning Group launched a comprehensive effort to develop a Long Beach HIV/STD strategy to significantly reduce the number of HIV and STD infections in the city.

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The City Health Officer confirmed the first flu-associated death in Long Beach this season, that of a Long Beach adult who was younger than 50 years old and had underlying health conditions.“This death is a serious reminder that flu can cause serious illness,” said Anissa Davis, MD, MPH, Long Beach City Health Officer. “The Long Beach Health Department continues to recommend that all individuals six months of age and older get their flu vaccine. It is not too late in the season to protect yourself from flu.”
The City of Long Beach is seeking 200 volunteers to help conduct the 2020 Point in Time (PIT) Count, its street count of persons experiencing homelessness in Long Beach. The PIT Count is vital for determining the scope of homelessness, defining existing resources available and identifying gaps.
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been awarded a $275,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The one-year grant will continue and expand the Health Department’s Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division’s Walk and Roll Long Beach Program to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
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