To preserve, promote, and improve the health and well-being of populations, communities, and individuals through prevention, education, surveillance, treatment and regulation.”
Inside the Division of Public Health
Chief Public Health Office
The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer coordinates the activities of different sections and bureaus in order to maximize limited resources, both federal and local, and to meet the approximately seventy-two mandates of the division. Activities implemented have affected our island and have also regional implications as well.
The Dental Program provides basic educational, preventive and treatment services to the children of Guam below the age of 17 years and provides emergency dental care to adults 55 years or older for the relief of pain and/or infection.
The Health Professional Licensing Office (HPLO) oversees and supports the planning and implementing of all Health Professional Licensing Boards’ Guam mandates.
The Office of Epidemiology and Research is responsible for surveillance, prevention and control of disease and promoting health throughout Guam.
The Office of Vital Statistics is mandated by law to register, certify and maintain records of vital events that occur on Guam. It is also mandated by law to process and issue marriage licenses.
Bureau of Communicable Disease Control prepares, prevents, responds and controls the spread of diseases of public health concern in Guam through surveillance, disease reporting and investigation in collaboration with health care providers and key responders for a healthier island community.
Bureau of Family Health and Nursing Services is to provide community health nursing services by synthesizing nursing practice and public health practices.
Bureau of Nutrition Services strives to improve health and well-being through nutrition education, promotion of physical activity, and engaging with partners to develop policies and environmental changes which reduce hunger, increase breastfeeding, and decrease obesity and its associated chronic diseases throughout Guam.
The Bureau of Primary Care Services aims to reduce health disparities by providing comprehensive primary health care to the underserved, indigent, and uninsured populations who are most in need of assistance and least able to find it.
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