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Communicable Disease and Emergency Response Bureau Mission:

To prepare, protect and support the health of the whole community by providing timely and data-driven information, education and access to trusted resources and care.

Communicable Disease Surveillance and Control Division:

The Communicable Disease Surveillance and Control Division’s (CDSC) mission is to reduce the disease burden of preventable infectious diseases for all persons in Long Beach.  CDSC provides health education, conducts disease investigations, provides access to testing, and implements infection prevention measures. With these processes, our team generates data to support public health decisions and actions to prevent and control infectious diseases from spreading in Long Beach. 

The CDSC Division is comprised of the following programs:

  • Communicable Disease Investigation Program
  • Epidemiology Program 
  • Healthcare Associated Infection Program 
  • HIV/STI Surveillance Program
  • HIV/STI Harm Reduction Program
  • Vital Records Program

Public Health Emergency Management Division:

The mission of the Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Division is to build the capacity of Health Department Staff and the community to respond to a public health emergency, including natural disasters, disease outbreaks and bioterrorism events. With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Homeland Security, the California Department of Public Health, and the Los Angeles County Measure B, PHEM provides training and education, develops plans, and coordinates exercises to enable the city to be better prepared in protecting the health and well-being of the Long Beach community.

The PHEM Team is comprised of the following programs: