Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness

What their role is:
  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  • Assure a competent public health and personal healthcare workforce.


Laboratory Services

  • Sample analysis
    • Blood lead level
    • Sexually Transmitted Infections
    • Drugs of Abuse
    • Waste water
    • Recreational Water
    • West Nile Virus

Division of Environmental Health & Protection
(25,000+ services performed annually) Inspections, Complaints, etc.

  • Food Hygiene
  • Public Facilities
  • On-site sewage
  • Mosquito Control
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Office of Emergency & Public Health Preparedness

  • Integrating preparedness throughout LMPHW
  • Hospital Preparedness
  • Syndromic surveillance
  • Flu planning
  • Special medical needs planning
  • Continuity of Operations
  • Cities Readiness Initiative

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