Issues

City health departments are on the front lines of public health in urban America, working every day to make it easier for people to get and stay healthy and be safe. They address a wide range of everyday threats, including infectious disease, chronic disease, and drug abuse.

The health departments also focus on prevention and lay the groundwork for healthy choices that keep people from getting sick or injured in the first place. They prepare communities for disasters, respond when public health emergencies occur, and lend support throughout the recovery process. 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

     

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE

   

TOBACCO

  

VIOLENCE

HEALTH EQUITY

OPIOIDS 

   

CHRONIC DISEASE

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH &

FOOD SAFETY