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Epidemiology Unit


MCAH Epidemiology and Health Disparities

The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Section of the San Francisco Department of Public Health regularly monitors health related data and investigates health issues to guide health programs and policies. Public health, healthcare, social services, community agencies, and others can utilize the data presented in the epidemiological briefs below to better understand health disparities effecting various populations of mothers, children, and adolescents in San Francisco.

By comparing one group, geographic area, or risk factor to others, the analyses describe the existence of health disparities, but not necessarily the reasons for the differences. The results indicate existing social inequities (e.g., housing, education, jobs, income, and neighborhood conditions), preventable health disparities, and the potential for improving health and wellness throughout the life course.


Local Data for Live Births in San Francisco


Fetal and Infant Deaths in San Francisco


Child Care Center Nutrition & Physical Activity Resources


Health Coverage & Access to Care


Health Disparities


Contact Information:

City and County of San Francisco
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Section
Epidemiology Unit
30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 260B
San Francisco, CA 94102

Curtis Chan, M.D., M.P.H.
MCAH Medical Director

Jodi Stookey, Ph.D.
Senior Epidemiologist