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DC residents eat healthy

The Department of Health offers a number of programs to help DC residents to choose and get the foods they need to be healthy.

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The Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division (FSHISD) inspects the city's 5,500 +/- food establishments.

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The Foodborne Illness Surveillance program is responsible for the surveillance and investigation of foodborne outbreaks and illnesses occurring in the District of Columbia.

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Confidential and/or anonymous testing for exposure to HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—is available at several locations across the city.

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Women can obtain a free pregnancy test by calling 1-800-MOM-BABY (1-800-666-2229) to find a location near them. 

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Gain a basic knowledge and training for hepatitis prevention.

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See how local organizations are working in HIV/AIDS prevention and vaccine research. 

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The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) supports public health initiatives and health services with local, private (donations) and federal funds. 

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Learn about the licensing, inspection and regulations regarding Group Homes for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (GHPID).

Emergency preparedness
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Sign up to receive the latest health alerts and food recalls.

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The DC Department of Health has a number of programs to ensure a coordinated system of health care for DC residents. 

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The District of Columbia Department of Health licenses and certifies health care facilities for compliance with state and federal health and safety standards.

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Health professionals in the field

The DC Department of Health offers programs across a variety of health care services affecting health care professionals, patients and DC residents.

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DOH’s Capital Health Project (CHP) initiative invests Tobacco Settlement/Community Health Care Financing and other local funds to improve the health of District residents. 

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Health Education is any combination of learning experiences designed to help individuals and communities to improve their health, by increasing knowledge or influencing attitudes.

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Just because you have health insurance does not mean you are not eligible for the DC AIDS Drug Assistance Program (DC ADAP).

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Find information about licensing, certification and programs targeting health professionals.

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Find official documents containing Health Regulations and Licensing Reports.

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Find specific instructions on how to apply for eligibility for Hearing Aid Dealers Licensing.

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The Cardiovascular Health Program executes state-level actions to prevent and control heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other related risk factors. 

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