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You don’t have to be a professional EMS responder to help save a life! There is a lot that you can do, like learning how to perform CPR.

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Rabies is a fatal disease transmitted from animals to humans, caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system, causing convulsions, paralysis and finally death.

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The mission of the Radiation Protection Division is to enhance public health, safety, and environmental quality in the District of Columbia through the establishment, implementation, and enforcement of measures and standards that protect individuals and their environment from the potentially harmful effects of radiation.

 
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DC Health’s Rape Prevention Education (RPE) Program offers free violence/sexual assault prevention education for schools and organizations in an effort to improve the health outcomes of DC youth.

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The applications package for the Board of Recreation Therapy must include all documents listed in the chart below. The Board reviews each application package and determines an applicant's eligibility for a license.

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HIV CARE AND TREATMENT ARE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE!

HIV Care and Treatment is Open to Everyone Even Without Health Insurance!

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Renewal Application and Checklist for Manufacturers, Distributors, and Wholesalers (Facilities)

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The Registrar, DC Vital Records Division (VRD), Center for Policy, Planning and Evaluation (CPPE), is required by the Vital Records Act of 1981 to maintain confidentiality of vital records registered in the District of Columbia. 

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***COVID-19 UPDATES***

COVID-19 Guidance and Best Practices

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DC Health has established a comprehensive, sustainable and responsive rodent control and animal disease prevention program.

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DC Health is committed to reducing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths in the District.

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Learn about the requirements and regulations for SafeRx Pharmaceutical Detailers.

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JOIN THE RUBBER REVOLUTION!!

Learn more about HIV/ AIDS and the services and resources we provide.

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School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are comprehensive primary care clinics that are located within schools. 

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The overarching goal of the District of Columbia School Health Services Program (SHSP) is to improve the health of students, enabling them to thrive in the classroom and beyond by creating greater alignment, integration, and collaboration between education and health.

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If you think you have an STD or think you may have been exposed to an STD, STOP having sex.

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DOH's Primary Care Bureau is responsible for assessing and ensuring designation of areas of DC that have a shortage of health care providers.  Review DC's Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/Ps).

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***COVID-19 UPDATES***

COVID-19 Guidance and Best Practices

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Get information about reducing the amount of sodium you consume to help lower your blood pressure and manage your weight.

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