Welcome to the San Bernardino County
Department of Public Health website
staff works to prevent epidemics and the spread of disease, protect against environmental
hazards, prevent injuries, promote and encourage healthy behaviors, respond to disasters
and assist communities in recovery, and assure the quality and accessibility of
health services throughout the county.
this goal, we place a high value on strong working alliances with local community
groups representing the diverse populations who live in all areas of our large county.
you to explore our website and take advantage of the information it contains. We
welcome your ideas on how we can improve services and provide you with useful health
HIV continues to threaten the health of Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately 1 in 50 Hispanics/Latinos will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. Over 8,000 individuals of all races and ethnicities are living with HIV/AIDS within the Counties of San Bernardino and Riverside.
The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health announced plans to commemorate National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 19th-25th, with a week-long information campaign about childhood lead poisoning. Sara Hernandez-Singh, of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP), stated the theme this year is “Kids Learn Better Lead Free”. The campaign will educate families and community members about ways to prevent lead poisoning and the importance of testing children for lead.
San Bernardino County’s top public health officer told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that even though there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in California, the County is prepared to respond to the virus.
The best way to prevent transmission of a disease like influenza to those persons we serve is to mandate vaccination of healthcare workers.
Influenza is a disease with serious impact, and the most effective method of preventing influenza infection is vaccination. Health Care Workers (HCWs) often care for patients at highest of severe disease, and are at increased risk of exposure to influenza from ill patients.