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The Foodborne Disease Surveillance program is responsible for the surveillance and investigation of foodborne outbreaks and enteric diseases within the District of Columbia.

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The Department of Health College Student Internship Program (DOHCSIP) enhances the educational aspects of the career development process, provides a system of accountability and professionalism and provides an opportunity for students to test their aptitude for, or interest in a selected field. 

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DOH's Health Regulation and Licensing Administration has compiled a list of communicable disease testing laboratories in the area.

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The Health and Intermediate Care Facility reviews all application documents and forms to determine if the requirements are met for site survey and ultimately facility licensure.

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DOH accepts complaints and incident reports regarding restaurant or food establishments, non-food establishments, healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals.

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To reduce the risk of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission, DOH offers information and condom purchase forms for DC residents and businesses.

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The Pharmaceutical Control Division (PCD) licenses and regulates pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmaceutical distributors and suppliers.  PCD also administers the District’s controlled substances registration program, which registers health professionals, pharmacies, and health facilities that receive, dispense and prescribe controlled substances in the District. 

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View the requirements and regulations regarding criminal background checks for applicants for an initial license, registration, or certification; renewal of a license, registration, or certification; reinstatement of a license registration or certification; or person going from an inactive status to active status. 

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The Board of Dance Therapy reviews each application package and determines an applicant's eligibility for a license. Get the instructions, application and checklist here.

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DOH compiles and reports public health and safety data and statistics to help determine which diseases and illnesses need attention in the District of Columbia communities.

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The national AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), provides HIV-related prescription drugs to underinsured and uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The District of Columbia AIDS Drug Assistance Program (DC ADAP) is the part of ADAP that serves the Citizens in Washington, DC.

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DC’s Health Professional Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment to eligible District providers practicing in certified "Service Obligation Sites" for contract periods of two to four years.

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Use our Telephone Directory to connect more quickly and directly to the service division you need.

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Healthy Start is a free program for pregnant and parenting mothers and fathers in Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8.  Services include free pregnancy testing, screening for depression, substance abuse or domestic violence, support and education services and case management.

The Lactation Commission has been established to make recommendations to the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Department of Health regarding legislative, programmatic, and policy ways to improve the District’s Devise strategies to reduce infant mortality and increase infant and chi

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DC Newborn Metabolic Screening Program requires all DC hospitals to screen for 40 inherited genetic disorders that are treatable by diet, vitamins and/or medication, or by anticipatory measures in an effort to prevent attacks and to diagnose and treat babies who tests positive.

The Quality Collaborative

The DC Quality Collaborative is a well-defined network of community partners and resources that provides seamless accessibility to quality HIV-related care and services for all Ryan White consumers in the DC metropolitan region.

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The DC Center for Rational Prescribing (DCRx) provides information about medications and other therapeutic options to physicians and healthcare professionals.

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The Vital Records Division has death certificates dating back to August 1874. Death records become public 50 years after the date of death. 

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The DOH-sponsored School-Based Oral Health Program serves children at-risk for not receiving dental care and provides free basic dental services at partnering DC Public Schools (DCPS), DC Public Charter Schools (DCPCS), and Head Start Centers/Early Child Learning Centers.