Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP)The Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) is comprised of programs whose collective vision is "all persons and animals in Los Angeles County free from suffering, disability and death due to communicable diseases." The mission of the Division is to reduce the risk factors and disease burdens of preventable communicable diseases for all persons and animals in Los Angeles County (LAC), in partnership with other programs within the LAC Department of Public Health (DPH), and others outside LAC DPH, including LAC Department of Health Services (DHS), other LAC and City agencies, residents, organizations, communities, and health care providers, through:
- Promotion of healthy behaviors
- Surveillance of diseases and risk factors as information for public health action
- Early detection and screening for communicable diseases
- Offering state-of-the-art laboratory services
- Provision of effective preventive public health, personal health and animal health services in partnership with the health care community; work with heath care providers, hospitals, and treatment centers to implement appropriate procedures and guidelines for treatment and prevention of communicable diseases
- Conduct of communicable disease investigations and control measures in humans and animals
The programs of the Division are: Tuberculosis Control Program (TBC), Public Health Laboratory (PHL), Immunization Program (IP), Acute Communicable Disease Control Program (ACDC), Veterinary Public Health & Rabies Control Program (VET), Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator (VHPC), DPH Meaningful Use Coordinator (MU), Occupational Public Health (OPH).
To reduce the risk factors and disease burdens of preventable communicable diseases for all persons in Los Angeles County, in partnership with others, through providing the best possible health promotion, surveillance, investigative, laboratory, and disease prevention and control services.