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Ebola Fact Sheet

  • There is no Ebola in San Francisco.
  • San Francisco is well prepared to respond to any communicable disease outbreak,
    including Ebola.
  • The San Francisco Department of Public Health is taking steps to share information
    and ensure that clinicians and hospitals citywide are educated and prepared.

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EBOLA VIRUS INFORMATION PAGE

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Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68 is a virus that causes symptoms similar to a cold or flu.  In children with asthma, it can cause serious breathing problems.  It has been detected in most states in the United States since August 2014, including California. 

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Fact Sheet

The San Francisco Department of Public Health strongly endorses the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on provision of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for at-risk HIV-uninfected populations. Click on the links below for more information about PrEP:

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San Francisco's Community Health Improvement Plan

As a result of a comprehensive community health assessment, the San Francisco Department of Public Health and its community partners have created the San Francisco Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). San Francisco's CHIP is a 3 to 5 year action-oriented plan outlining three priority health issues for the city:

  • Ensure Safe + Healthy Living Environments
  • Increase Healthy Eating + Physical Activity
  • Increase Access to High Quality Health Care + Services

The CHIP includes goals and objectives for each priority, as well as strategies and measures to improve community health.

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Privacy Breach Affects San Francisco Department of Public Health Patients.

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UPDATE 5/9/14: The total number of affected patients is 37,193

This Letter will be sent to all affected patients.

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Pregnant Women Need Pertussis Vaccine!

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is a very contagious disease, caused by bacteria. People of all ages can get whooping cough but babies are most in danger of having problems from it.

All pregnant women should get a pertussis vaccine, called Tdap during each pregnancy. Tdap vaccine is safe for you and your baby. Some of the protection you get from Tdap during pregnancy passes to your baby. This will help protect your baby until he or she is old enough to get the first whooping cough vaccine at 2 months of age.  If you are pregnant, talk with your medical provider about pertussis vaccine.

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Health Commission

The Health Commission holds two committee meetings in addition to its twice-a-month regular meeting. These two meetings are the Finance & Planning Committee and the Community & Public Health Committee. Others are Joint conference Committees for San Francisco General Hospital & Laguna Honda Hospital.

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Video of the full Health Commission meetings can be found on SFGovTV.

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New Health Insurance Options Under the Affordable Care Act

On January 1, 2014, new health benefits made available by the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect. This means many San Franciscans will have new health care coverage options.

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