BUREAU OF COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS
MISSION: To provide infrastructure for the implementation of core public health functions in a high quality, effective, and responsive manner that will positively impact the health status of Pennsylvanians.
The Bureau of Community Health Systems, through the six Medical Districts, operates a network of six district offices, 60 health centers, and acts as the implementation arm for the Department's public health programs. The health centers operate under the direction of the district offices, whose staff provide coordination, consultative and administrative support to these delivery units.
Program support services include:
communicable disease reporting and investigation:
epidemiology, informational and referral;
chronic disease prevention and intervention programs (including cardiovascular risk reduction, cancer, diabetes, and injury prevention);
communicable disease clinical services (including sexually-transmitted disease and tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, immunization, and HIV testing, counseling and education);
family health programs and environmental health services;
In addition, health centers engage in community health assessment and quality assurance activities and provide other public health services, including community integration and outreach programs, to promote healthy behaviors. The Bureau oversees the coordination of similar programs with six county and four municipal health departments, other state and community agencies, professional groups, and community organizations.
To contact the Bureau of Community Health Systems, call