Prevention and Epidemiology

Prevention and Epidemiology investigates Notifiable Diseases and Conditions to prevent and reduce the spread of illness. Surveillance of reportable diseases permits the division to take prompt preventive measures.

The primary responsibilities of this division are:
  • Investigate cases of notifiable diseases/conditions
  • Investigate outbreaks of any kind
  • Investigate emerging infectious diseases
  • Collaborate with the local medical community
  • Collaborate with Alabama Department of Public Health

Outbreaks of any kind are reportable within 24 hours

This includes schools, daycares, long term care facilities, foodborne illnesses, etc...

Outbreak is defined as:
Two or more similarly ill people from separate households with a common exposure.

Reporting Notifiable Diseases and Conditions training is available upon request:
(205) 930-1440

For more information on Prevention and Epidemiology:
(205) 930-1440

For afterhours reporting:
(205) 933-9110
Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Programs and Clinics
(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 591-5180
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 715-6121
Hours of Operation:
All Centers 7:45am - 4:30pm   |  For more information, call  (205) 588-JCDH (5234)

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