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To maintain the quality of emergency medical services in the District, the EMS Division ensures that emergency response organizations and vehicles meet DOH specifications.

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DOH's EMS Vehicle Inspection Program inspects ground and air ambulances, EMS first responder vehicles and equipment to make sure they meet DOH standards, specifications and requirements.

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The EMS Division of the DOH oversees and regulates EMS education in the District of Columbia. This includes the review and certification of EMS educational institutions, curricula and  courses.

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HAHSTA provides epidemiological data and other important reports to inform providers and engage the community  to address gaps and enhance the care system.for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and Tuberculosis in the District.

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DOH has compiled a list of health care facility directories based on the kind of medical care needed. 

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The Family Health Bureau seek to reduce health risks by bringing together health programs and organizations that serve children and adolescents throughout the District.

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The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program and the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program provides fresh vegetables and fruit to women, children and seniors who are nutritionally at risk. 

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Our Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides fresh fruits and vegetables to DC senior citizens who are eligible for CSFP. The program expands the awareness and use of farmers' markets, and supports and promotes the daily consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Review a list of organizations that offer federal and local funding for qualified health programs.

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The Perinatal and Infant Health Bureau provides awareness campaigns, counseling and education, referrals and follow up services and resources related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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Review the ways to file a complaint against a DC health professional, including submission of a printable PDF form to the Licensing Board that regulates the profession.

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The Department of Health offers a number of programs to help DC residents to choose and get the foods they need to be healthy.

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The Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division (FSHISD) inspects the city's 5,500 +/- food establishments.

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The Foodborne Illness Surveillance program is responsible for the surveillance and investigation of foodborne outbreaks and illnesses occurring in the District of Columbia.

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Women can obtain a free pregnancy test by calling 1-800-MOM-BABY (1-800-666-2229) to find a location near them. 

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Gain a basic knowledge and training for hepatitis prevention.

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See how local organizations are working in HIV/AIDS prevention and vaccine research. 

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The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) supports public health initiatives and health services with local, private (donations) and federal funds. 

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Learn about the licensing, inspection and regulations regarding Group Homes for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (GHPID).

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