Communications to Providers
The Public Health Department communicates with local health care providers in several ways:
Provider Notices are issued as needed to communicate important news; the Public Health Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter with topical information for both providers and consumers, including quarterly statistics of reported cases of select communicable diseases; and the Laboratory Messenger is a monthly newsletter providing containing current news of interest for clinicians and laboratorians.
Types of Provider Notices
Health Alert provides vital, time-sensitive information for a specific incident or situation; warrants immediate action or attention by health officials, laboratorians, clinicians, and members of the public; and conveys the highest level of importance.
Health Advisory provides important information for a specific incident or situation; contains recommendations or actionable items to be performed by public health officials, laboratorians, and/or clinicians; may not require immediate action.
Health Update provides updated information regarding an incident or situation; unlikely to require immediate action.
Info Service provides general public health information; unlikely to require immediate action.
Archived issues are available at request by calling (805) 781-5500.