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JCDH

September 2012
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Mark Wilson

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Transcript of JCDH

County
Health
Officer
Jefferson Co.
Board of Health
State
Health
Officer
Environmental
Health
... from health care...
TRANSITIONS
(Eastern Health Center - built 2009)
... to PUBLIC HEALTH
x
Mark E. Wilson, MD
Health Officer

6 members:
- 5 physicians, chosen by Jefferson County Medical Society, plus
- The President of the County Commission
Disease
Control
Clinical
Services
Support
Services
Emergency Preparedness
and Public Relations
Quality Improvement, Decision Support and Community Partnerships
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
(Clinics and Investigations)
- Tuberculosis
(Clinics, Investigations, Directly Observed Rx.)
- International Travel Clinic
- Vaccination Programs
- Disease Outbreak Investigations and Response
Don Williamson, MD
- Six Clinic Locations
- Pediatrics
- Adult Primary Care
- Dental Health
- Family Planning
- Nutrition/W.I.C.
(Women, Infants and Children)
- Vaccinations
- Maternity (Prenatal) (UAB)
- Optometry (UAB)



- Quality Improvement
- Biostatistics/ Epidemiological Analysis
- Health Reports
- Community Health Assessments
- Community Health Planning
- Community Partnerships
(Health Action Partnership)
- Academic Partnerships
- Community Health Policy
- Grants
- Research

- Incident Command System
- Emergency Response Network
- Natural Disaster Response
- Bioterrorism Response
- Strategic National Stockpile
- Medical Needs Shelters
- Communications/Media
- Public Relations/Outreach
Body
Body
A brief history lesson...


1) Biology and Genetics
2) Individual Behavior
3) Social and Economic Environment
4) Physical Environment
5) Health Services
AIR AND RADIATION DIVISION

- Air Pollution Program (for EPA, Federal Clean Air Act; ADEM)
Permitting
Monitoring
Enforcement
Air Quality Forecasts and Reports
AIR AND RADIATION DIVISION:

- Air Pollution (for EPA and per Federal Clean Air Act Standards and ADEM Standards)
Ambient Air Monitoring
Air Quality Forecasting and Reports
Issuing of Permits
Regulation and Enforcement
- Open Burning Control
- Radiation Safety
X-ray Equipment
Tanning Facilities
-Asbestos Safety
FOOD AND LODGING DIVISION (Inspections):

- Food Establishments
Restaurants, Food Stores, Concession Stands, etc.
Food Handler Training
- Communal Living
Boarding Homes, Group Homes, Foster Homes, etc.
- Child Care Centers (Daycare)
- Schools
- Other Facilities
Hotels, Motels
Jails
Camps
Fairgrounds
COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION:

- Rabies Prevention
- Vector Control (Animals that spread disease)
Insects and Bugs, Animals
- Public Swimming Pools and Spas
- Body Art Facilities
Tattoos
Body Piercing
- Onsite Sewage (Septic Systems)
Plan Approval
Inspections
- Storm Water Protection
- Drinking Water Quality Testing
- General Sanitation
Sewage Leaks or Improper Disposal
Improper Garbage Disposal
Health Nuisance Complaints
Plumbing Deficiencies
COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT DIVISION:

- Assessment of Community Environmental Needs/Concerns

- Community Education

- Partnerships/Collaboration to Improve Environment

- Lead Screening

- Tobacco Control
(Cooper Green Mercy Hospital)
Birmingham/Jefferson County 1871 - 1917
Poor Sanitation
No Unified Public Health

System
Rapid Growth
Cholera Epidemic 1916-1917:

- 182 deaths/year/100,000 population for children < 2 yrs. old
(severe diarrhea)
1917

Jefferson County Board of Health formed

Judson Dowling, MD became the first County-wide Health Officer
1920: Board of Health passed regulation limiting allowable bacterial count in milk
Dr. Dowling kidnapped and whipped
CDC: Determinants of Health
All Kids
American Lung Association
Better Basics
Birmingham Healthcare
Children's Policy Council
Childcare Resources
City Action Partnership
Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
Freshwater Land Trust
Gateway
Greater Birmingham Community Food Partners
JBS Mental Health Authority
Jefferson County Department of Health
Jefferson County Land Development
Jones Valley Urban Farm
Lakeshore Foundation
Main Street Birmingham
Media for Heath
Regional Planning Commission
Success By 6
The Y
UAB School of Public Health
United Way of Central Alabama
Health Action Partners
Mark E. Wilson, MD
If today in Jefferson County, that'd be >1000 children age 0-2 dying per year.
- Accounting
- Finance
- Information Systems
- Vital Records
- General Services
- Human Resources
- Risk Management/Legal
Health Action Priorities
Tobacco Free Living
Healthy Food Choices
Healthy Children and Youth
Livable Communities
How do we
do
public health?

If you've seen ONE
health department ...

Thank-you!

mark.wilson@jcdh.org

@drmarkewilson
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