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Washington State Department of Health

Organization URL(s)

www.doh.wa.gov/

Other Contact Information

PO Box 47905
Olympia, WA 98504-7905
1-800-525-0127 (Voice - Toll-free)
360-236-4010 (Voice)
360-586-7424 (FAX)
711 (TTY)

Description

The Washington State Department of Health has responsibility for the administration of public health programs for Washington. The following community-based programs and services are funded or provided: communicable and chronic disease epidemiology; vital records; AIDS education, testing, and surveillance; primary care; laboratory services; radiation protection; adult dental services;immunization programs; venereal diseases programs and services; tuberculosis programs and services; environmental services; emergency medical services programs; health education; birth defects detection and counseling services; diabetes services; and hypertension programs. The Division's responsibilities include the regulation of hospitals and health facilities. Basic and refresher training programs for emergency medical technicians and paramedics are offered.

Online Resources

Print Resources

The Division of Health publishes some prevention-oriented health education materials and brochures about its programs. Serial publication: Morbidity Report--epidemiologic reports of disease activity in the State.

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Review Date

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008