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Clinics: 703-228-1200
Communicable Disease Programs: 703-228-5200
Environmental Health: 703-228-7400
School Health: 703-228-1651
PIE: 703-228-1630
WIC: 703-228-1260

TTY: 703-228-1398

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Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.

While a doctor treats people who are sick, those of us working in public health try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. We also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors.

 People in the field of public health work to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. That can mean vaccinating children and adults to prevent the spread of disease. Or educating people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco. Public health sets safety standards to protect workers and develops school nutrition programs to ensure kids have access to healthy food.

 Public health works to track disease outbreaks, prevent injuries and shed light on why some of us are more likely to suffer from poor health than others. The many facets of public health include speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seatbelts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy and giving science-based solutions to problems.

Public health saves money, improves our quality of life, helps children thrive and reduces human suffering.

Below are some of our public health workers and the many areas they represent!

First Responders         Health Educators         Restaurant Inspectors         Nutritionists

Epidemiologists          Public Health Doctors and Nurses

For more information on how public health improves your daily life, please visit:

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