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California Department of Public Health

Contact Information

Mark B Horton, MD, MSPH, Director
P.O. Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

916-558-1784 (Voice),
1-866-833-4703 (TTY), Espanol
1-800-735-2929 (TDD), MCI
1-888-877-5378 (TDD), Sprint

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The California Department of Public Health was established by Senate Bill 162 on July 1, 2007 within the existing Health and Human Services Agency. The goals of the California Department of Public Health are to improve access to quality public health services, to improve health outcomes and to reduce health care costs through prevention with services such as disease screenings and vaccinations, and patient safety initiatives.


The Department publishes press releases on State health conditions of interest to the media and distributes publications prepared by various sections within the Department on a variety of health-related issues.


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KEEP: Do not inactivate per NHIC Call Center. Phone numbers updated, 8/18/11, MP.


Date Entered: 4/1/1998
Date Edited: 10/29/2012
Date Revised: 1/29/2002
Health Referral Number: HR0307
Accession Number: DP91A0396

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