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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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Flu Clinics Event Page (2)
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 Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has confirmed the first case of measles in a Long Beach resident since 2015. The individual is an adult and is recovering at home. This case comes as an increase of measles cases has been seen throughout California, including several cases reported in Los Angeles County (excluding Long Beach) and one case reported in an Orange County resident.
The City of Long Beach health officer has confirmed the first two influenza-associated deaths in Long Beach for the 2018-2019 flu season. Both individuals who died had underlying health conditions. Considering this tragic news, the City’s Health and Human Services Department (Health Department) continues to urge the public to get vaccinated against the flu.
Health officials announced today that for the first time in nearly a decade, there had been no cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) reported in Long Beach in 2018.
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