Communicable Disease Control Section

The primary function of the Communicable Disease Control Section is to protect and promote the health of Jefferson County residents. This is accomplished through the operation of public health surveillance, field investigations, health assessments, emergency preparedness activities and epidemiologic studies. Information from these activities is provided in a timely fashion to partners within the Jefferson County Health Department (JCHD), other agencies, and the public. This information is used to identify residents at increased health risk, to assess causality and to recommend preventive measures to decrease the burden of disease and injury.  

The Communicable Disease and Epidemiology staff is engaged in a wide array of activities, including but not limited to: