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Field Investigations From the State and Local Health Department Perspective

Local Health Department Vaccination Success during 2009 H1N1

Essay I Local Health Departments and a Primary Care Safety Net

An integrative review of information systems and terminologies used in local health departments

Local Health Department Influenza Surveillance Estimates and Projections of Peak Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Occupancy During the 2009 Influenza A Pandemic

Inter‐Organizational Collaboration among Social Workers: The Case of Community Mental Health Centers and Local Social Service Departments in Israel

ROUSE, Jonathan Mark (born 1968), Director-General, Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Department of Health, since 2013

DEWAR, Thomas Finlayson (1866 - 1929), Medical Inspector, Local Government Board for Scotland, since 1910; Medical Officer, Department of Health for Scotland; late ADMS 57th (West Lancs) Div., BEF

COPEMAN, Sydney Arthur Monckton (1862 - 1947), Medical Officer, retired, Ministry of Health; ex-Member LCC (Hampstead); formerly Member Hampstead Borough Council (late Chairman Public Health and other Committees); late Senior Medical Inspector HM Local Government Board; Vice-President (late President), Epidemiological Section, Royal Society of Medicine; late Member of Council, Royal College of Physicians, London, and Zoological Society; Member of Faculty of Medicine, and Chairman of Board of Studies in Hygiene, University of London; Emeritus Lecturer on Public Health, Westminster Hospital; Knight of Grace, Order of St John of Jerusalem and Member of Chapter-General of the Order; Lt-Col in charge of Hygiene Department, Royal Army Medical College, 1916–17; late Divisional Sanitary Officer, 2nd London Division, Territorial Force; TD; Chadwick Lecturer in Hygiene, 1914; late Examiner in Public Health and in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Bristol; Examiner in Public Health, Royal College of Physicians; Examiner in Hygiene and Public Health, University of Leeds; in State Medicine, University of London, and in Public Health, Royal College of Surgeons, England; Milroy Lecturer, 1898, Royal College of Physicians, London; Research Scholar and Special Commissioner, British Medical Association; Government Delegate to Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and USA in connection with investigations undertaken for Home Office, Board of Trade, Local Government Board, and Ministry of Health; Member of various Departmental Committees; Member of Livery, Apothecaries Company and Freeman of City of London; Joint Founder (1891) of Medical Research Club; Buchanan Gold Medallist, Royal Society of London, 1902; Cameron Prizeman, University of Edinburgh, 1899; Fothergillian Gold Medallist, Medical Society of London, 1899; Jenner Medallist, Royal Society of Medicine, 1925; invented Glycerinated Lymph, officially adopted, 1898, and now in general use in this and other countries for anti-smallpox vaccination; Gold Medallist, International Faculty of Sciences, 1938; Hon. Fellow Hunterian Society, 1938; joint patron of living of Hadleigh, Essex


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The organized public health services that relate directly to the people and their public health problems in a local community, such as a municipality or city, in contrast to regional or national public health services and ministries that serve many localities. In many countries, there is no clear definition of “local” or distinction of municipal, district, and regional public health departments. The designation is determined by population and topography.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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