- Departments & Offices
- Public Health
- Communicable Disease
Preventing and controlling communicable disease is a core public health function. We receive reports from healthcare providers, labs, schools, childcare centers, and hospitals to identify disease trends and investigate outbreaks. WAC 246-100 and WAC 246-101 adopted under Chapter 43.20 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) authorizes the health department to protect the well-being of the public by investigating and controlling communicable diseases. We work with healthcare providers and community partners to reduce illness by taking the following actions:
- Investigate notifiable conditions reported by health professionals and
- Provide education on how to prevent infections.
- Conduct surveillance for notifiable conditions.
- Serve as a resource for healthcare providers, childcare centers, and school districts.
- Educate the public, policymakers, and community groups.
Provider Resources Page
Visit our Provider Resources Webpage for current information on disease reporting, disease trends, and prevention steps for healthcare providers, long-term care facilities, school districts, and other community partners.
Emerging Disease Information
Information About Getting Immunized
Hepatitis Information & Resources
Tuberculosis Information and Resources
Rabies Information & Resources from the CDC
CDC Disease Control and Prevention
Clean Hands Save Lives
Staying Safe While Your Traveling
Megan Works, RNCommunity Health Manager
Shannon FitzMaurice, RNABCD -STI-Public Health Nurse
Jen Krenz, MS, MPHSTI - Community Health Specialist III
Melanie Davis, RN BSNTB Coordinator - North Whidbey
Mary Brennan, RNPublic Health Nurse - South Whidbey
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