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Public Health Minimize
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Public Health Department
Vision, Mission & Values

  • Birth and Death Certificates
    The Office of Vital Records registers births and deaths; provides birth and death certificates and burial permits; analyzes the data on birth and death certificates.
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
    The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is a state mandated program to identify and medically manage elevated child blood lead level cases, develop programs to educate the public and health care providers, and adopt regulations governing the cleanup of lead paint in housing. 
  • Children's Medical Services
    Provides health examinations, rehabilitation services, and follow-up medical treatment for children who are low-income or have Medi-Cal, and are eligible for the California Children Services (CCS), and Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) programs. 
  • Communicable Disease Control
    Information about various communicable diseases and how to report them, medical provider information and immunization information.
  • Community Health Education
    Programs include: tobacco education, safe and active transportation, oral health, nutrition education, and the medical marijuana identification card program.
  • Emergency Medical Services
    Oversight and administration of the Emergency Medical Response System including disaster preparedness working to establish emergency service priorities. 
  • Family Health Programs
    Provides health-related services, education, support and information for women, men, and families living in the Santa Cruz County area. 
    • Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)
      Statewide program that provides enhanced reimbursement for a wide range of services to Medi-Cal eligible pregnant and postpartum women.
    • Field Nursing
      Field and home visits for case management of pregnant and parenting mothers, teens, their infants and their siblings, premature and other high risk infants.
    • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
      Field and home visits for case management of first time pregnant mothers to help them develop skills to take better care of themselves and their babies.
    • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
      Field and home visits for case management of families, care providers and others who have experienced the loss of a baby from SIDS.
    • Teen Health Outreach
      School based pregnancy prevention in a classroom setting.  Presentations about reproductive health, individualized counseling, and referrals to youth oriented services within the community.
  • HIV/AIDS Services
    Provides education and treatment, HIV/AIDS counseling, prevention, nursing case management, health outreach and education for teens, free anonymous and confidential HIV testing at HSA clinics and in the community.  
  • Immunizations
    Child/Adult Immunization resources, programs, services, and education.  
  • Public Health Readiness and Emergency Planning Team (PREPT)
    PREPT builds capacity for a coordinated countywide response to medical and health emergencies through planning, training, and incident response. The Health Care Coalition (HCC) leads a countywide effort to support and enable a disaster-resilient healthcare system.