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Communicable & Chronic Disease
The Health Department is responsible for conducting "investigations, inquiries, and studies concerning the causes of disease, and especially of epidemics, and the causes of mortality..." and to take such measures as necessary to control or suppress, or to prevent the occurrence or spread of any communicable, contagious, disease.([O.S. 81,63:1-106 (b) (1)])
The goal of the local health department is to use their knowledge and observations in detecting potential public health threats due to communicable disease.
Tuberculosis screening and treatment
Chronic Disease Screening
Chronic Disease Services provided according to your health history may promote a healthy lifestyle, delay or prevent heart disease, cancer, or diabetes; and help you feel as well as you can. If your problems can be found early, early treatment may reduce your chances of developing complications or disabilities.
Review of your personal health habits
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