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DOH provides application packages and instructions for professional licenses and certification.

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Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) is a 5-year initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

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The Board of Psychology regulates the practice of psychology in DC. The Board advises the Mayor and administers and enforces the law. 

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You don’t have to be a professional EMS responder to help save a life! There is a lot that you can do, like learning how to perform CPR.

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Rabies is a fatal disease transmitted from animals to humans, caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system, causing convulsions, paralysis and finally death.

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The mission of the Radiation Protection Division is to enhance public health, safety, and environmental quality in the District of Columbia through the establishment, implementation, and enforcement of measures and standards that protect individuals and their environment from the potentially harmful effects of radiation.

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The applications package for the Board of Recreation Therapy must include all documents listed in the chart below. 

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HIV Care and Treatment is Open to Everyone Even Without Health Insurance!

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The Registrar, DC Vital Records Division (VRD), Center for Policy, Planning and Evaluation (CPPE), is required by the Vital Records Act of 1981 to maintain confidentiality of vital records registered in the District of Columbia. 

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The Board of Respiratory Care regulates the practice of respiratory care in DC. 

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The Department of Health (DOH) has established a comprehensive, sustainable and responsive rodent control and animal disease prevention program.

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The Metropolitan Washington Regional Ryan White Planning Council plans for the comprehensive delivery of HIV/AIDS services and allocation of resources for the Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA).

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DC residents can get a protable crib for their infant to ensure infants are sleeping safely. 

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Learn about the requirements and regulations for SafeRX Pharmaceutical Detailers.

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Learn more about HIV/ AIDS and the services and resources we provide.

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School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are comprehensive primary care clinics that are located within schools. 

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DOH provides for school nurses to be on-site at DC Public Schools and DC Public Charter Schools

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DC residents learn about sexual health

Sexual Health can be defined as the state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; and not merely the absence of disease.  

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If you think you have an STD or think you may have been exposed to an STD, STOP having sex and make an appointment at the DC Health and Wellness Center.

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DOH's Primary Care Bureau is responsible for assessing and ensuring designation of areas of DC that have a shortage of health care providers.  Review DC's Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/Ps).