Public Health & Safety

    Results: 37

  • 911 Services (34)
    JR-6000

    911 Services

    JR-6000

    Programs that operate a telephone response service staffed by trained personnel who assess requests for emergency assistance and dispatch the appropriate emergency response agency (law enforcement, fire, paramedics/EMTs or ambulance services, the latter per a contract with the municipality).
  • Blood Supply Services (3)
    LH-0500.0900

    Blood Supply Services

    LH-0500.0900

    Programs that are responsible for acquiring and maintaining supplies of donated blood and blood products that support the needs of patients who require a transfusion.
  • Building and Safety (1)
    TE-1000

    Building and Safety

    TE-1000

    Local government offices that administer and enforce building code statutes which provide minimum standards for homes, office buildings and other structures and help to ensure through a rigorous permitting and inspection process that buildings within the jurisdiction are safe and sanitary. Building codes regulate all aspects of construction projects including the structural design of buildings, sanitation facilities, environmental control, ventilation, light and building materials; and apply to new structures, renovations, demolitions and relocations as well as sheds and other storage structures, walls, fences, decks and swimming pools.
  • Child Passenger Safety Seats (4)
    JR-8400.1500

    Child Passenger Safety Seats

    JR-8400.1500

    Programs that pay for, provide and/or install car seats that can be used to restrain infants or young children who are riding as passengers in motor vehicles. Also included are programs that provide booster seats for older children or provide referrals to organizations that provide the seats or the safety checks.
  • Communicable Disease Control (23)
    JP-1500

    Communicable Disease Control

    JP-1500

    Programs that protect the public health through comprehensive efforts to track the incidence and distribution of disease in the population and prevent, control and eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases, vector and food-borne illnesses, diseases that are transmitted person-to-person and other diseases that are spread by direct or indirect contact. Activities include routine surveillance of communicable disease activity, assessment of the community immunization level through school records and immunization studies, investigation of epidemic outbreaks, reporting of cases of infectious diseases to the proper authorities and taking appropriate measures such as isolation and contact tracing/notification to prevent disease transmission.
  • Disaster Preparedness (8)
    TH-1700

    Disaster Preparedness

    TH-1700

    Activities, programs and systems developed prior to an emergency that support community readiness and resiliency assessment; development and testing of disaster plans; training of staff in plan implementation; establishment of collaborative arrangements with other services; provision of suitable warning systems; identification, procurement and/or collection of the facilities, equipment, supplies and trained personnel that will be necessary for responding to an emergency; and development and dissemination of information and/or training about how individuals and organizations can prepare for a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community.
  • Disaster Relief Services (20)
    TH-2600

    Disaster Relief Services

    TH-2600

    Programs that facilitate the exchange of information and/or provide short-term assistance, usually in the form of food, clothing, blankets, temporary shelter, furnishings, small appliances or temporary financial aid, for people who have suffered injuries or incurred losses due to a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. The objective of disaster relief is to help individuals sustain their lives during the immediate aftermath of the event. NOTE: "Disaster Relief" is a category of services utilized by community human services agencies involved in disaster work. Government organizations do not recognize disaster relief as a formal part of the disaster cycle. Most of the services classified as disaster relief are considered by government to be part of disaster recovery and a few (e.g., disaster welfare inquiries) are categorized as disaster response.
  • Disaster Relief/Recovery Organizations (6)
    TH-1500.1700

    Disaster Relief/Recovery Organizations

    TH-1500.1700

    Organizations that have a formal role in coordinating the provision of disaster relief and/or recovery services following a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. Included are coalitions of community-based organizations in a defined geographic area whose members are prepared to act in concert to respond to the emergency needs of the community during the relief and recovery phases of a disaster and non-affiliated organizations with a designated role. Some collaboratives are local VOADs (known in some places as COADs), that are organized through state-level VOAD/COAD chapters which are affiliates of the national organization, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), a formal coalition of national voluntary organizations with a common interest in providing disaster relief. Other coalitions are "interfaiths" which gather financial and other resources from the faith community and distribute them to people in need, generally after American Red Cross and other immediate relief organizations have completed their work. NOTE: "Disaster Relief" is a category of services utilized by community agencies involved in disaster work. Government organizations do not recognize disaster relief as a formal part of the disaster cycle. Most of the services classified as disaster relief are considered by government to be part of disaster recovery and a few (e.g., disaster welfare inquiries) are categorized as disaster response.
  • Disaster Response Services (1)
    TH-2300

    Disaster Response Services

    TH-2300

    Organizations that are responsible for taking actions before, during and after the onset of a major disaster or large-scale emergency that will end the emergency, preserve lives, limit damage, ensure the availability of critical services and reduce the probability of secondary effects.
  • Disease Control Advisories (2)
    JR-8000.6400-180

    Disease Control Advisories

    JR-8000.6400-180

    Programs that issue bulletins or otherwise inform the public of conditions which are conducive to the development and spread of a specific communicable disease or which advise the public of an outbreak that puts them at risk.
  • Emergency Operations Centers (13)
    TH-1500.2500-170

    Emergency Operations Centers

    TH-1500.2500-170

    Designated sites established by city, county and/or operational area authorities to coordinate disaster response, relief and/or recovery efforts.
  • Energy Conservation (2)
    JD-1500.1800

    Energy Conservation

    JD-1500.1800

    Programs that conserve existing energy resources, ensure efficient use of available energy and develop new energy sources while protecting the quality of the environment.
  • Fire Extinguishers (11)
    JR-8400.2000-200

    Fire Extinguishers

    JR-8400.2000-200

    Programs that pay for, provide and/or refill portable pieces of first aid firefighting equipment which contain fire extinguishing materials such as dry chemicals, water, carbon dioxide, halon, foam, sodium chloride, graphite or other chemicals and which can be used to fight class A fires (those involving ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper and cloth), class B fires (oil, gasoline and grease fires), class C fires (fires in electrical equipment and appliances) and/or class D fires (involving combustible metals such as magnesium, lithium, sodium or potassium).
  • Fire Prevention Information (18)
    JR-8200.2000

    Fire Prevention Information

    JR-8200.2000

    Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to protect homes, businesses and property from the threat of fire. Fire prevention programs provide information about faulty wiring and other electrical hazards, kitchen fires, smoking risks, child-related fire safety, flammable materials storage, brush clearance, fire retardant building materials and ground cover, techniques for fighting a fire until the fire agency arrives (first aid firefighting) and other similar topics. Included are programs that inspect the homes of individual citizens and give them a report which recommends ways to protect their property as well as those that deal with fire safety in a more general way.
  • Fire Safety Inspections (23)
    JR-1900.2100

    Fire Safety Inspections

    JR-1900.2100

    Programs that are responsible for the inspection of buildings, hillside property and industrial plants to ensure compliance with fire codes in order to eliminate or reduce potential fire hazards. Inspectors ensure that fire alarms and extinguishers are properly installed and in working order; that there are an adequate number of exit ways and exit doors that are appropriately signed, illuminated, unobstructed and operable from inside the building; that the maximum room capacity has been posted, when required, and has not been exceeded; and that hazardous materials or devices on the premises are appropriately stored and/or utilized. Fire safety inspections are conducted in factories, schools, hotels, hospitals, churches, halls, theaters, businesses and all other places in which people work, live or congregate.
  • First Aid Instruction (7)
    LH-2700.2000

    First Aid Instruction

    LH-2700.2000

    Programs that instruct the public in the basic lifesaving techniques involved in the administration of emergency assistance to individuals who have been injured or otherwise disabled prior to the arrival of trained medical personnel.
  • General Health Education Programs (1)
    LH-2700.2500

    General Health Education Programs

    LH-2700.2500

    Programs that provide information that helps the public make choices which promote personal health, prevent illness and disability, take advantage of opportunities for early detection, and support their ability to deal effectively with health problems when they arise. General health education programs provide information about a wide variety of health related topics rather than specializing in a particular area.
  • Hazardous Materials Control (8)
    JD-6500.1800

    Hazardous Materials Control

    JD-6500.1800

    Programs that control the levels of hazardous substances that are released into the environment and manage the disposal of hazardous waste materials that are byproducts of an industrial society.
  • Household Safety Programs (10)
    JR-8200.3000

    Household Safety Programs

    JR-8200.3000

    Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the hazards that make homes and apartments and their associated yards unsafe and the measures that people can take to eliminate residential safety problems. Topics may include the safe storage of medication, cleaning products and poisons; the safe handling of appliances and yard care equipment; indoor air pollution; measures to take to prevent falls; and child-related home safety.
  • Immunizations (34)
    LT-3400

    Immunizations

    LT-3400

    Programs that provide inoculations or other prophylactic measures to prevent susceptible individuals from contracting specific diseases for which means of control have been developed.
  • Land Conservation (6)
    JD-1500.4500

    Land Conservation

    JD-1500.4500

    Programs that preserve and protect endangered land resources from indiscriminate development, destruction or decay and which manage the utilization of renewable and nonrenewable resources to ensure ongoing availability. Included are conservation of forests, rangeland vegetation, deserts, wild and scenic rivers and other wilderness areas and open land spaces; and reestablishment of areas that have been devastated by strip mining or other destructive activities.
  • Litter Control (1)
    JD-2000.4500

    Litter Control

    JD-2000.4500

    Programs that reduce the amount of trash on public property by enforcing litter laws and levying fines against violators.
  • Medic Alert (3)
    PH-1800.5000

    Medic Alert

    PH-1800.5000

    Programs that issue bracelets or pendants, or allow people to create medical ID cards or other documents which contain information about their special medical condition (e.g., diabetes), warnings about allergic reactions to drugs or other hazards, a list of current medications, emergency contacts and other important information in case treatment is required during an emergency.
  • Occupational Health and Safety (1)
    JP-6300

    Occupational Health and Safety

    JP-6300

    Programs that promote safe and healthy work environments which protect working people from illness and injury and ensure that risks to health and safety in the workplace (such as exposure to toxic chemicals, biological agents, excessive noise or vibration levels, ionizing radiation, mechanical dangers, heat, cold, work-related stress or unsanitary conditions) are identified and assessed, then eliminated or controlled. Activities may include occupational illness and injury surveillance studies; enforcement of laws that establish health and safety standards for the workplace which seek to eliminate or minimize the incidence of employment-related personal illness, injury or death of workers; education programs and consultation services for employers and employees that address overall health and safety issues as well as specific workplace risk factors; and development and implementation of effective on-site workplace health and safety programs which include policies and procedures, instruction and supervision of workers, reporting and investigation of incidents, workplace inspections, and strong management support and worker participation.
  • Personal Alarm Systems (4)
    PH-1800.6260

    Personal Alarm Systems

    PH-1800.6260

    Programs that provide electronic equipment which connects frail elderly individuals, people who have disabilities or people at risk of violence from an ex-partner with the police, participating hospitals, paramedics or other sources of emergency assistance.
  • Poison Control (2)
    LH-2700.6500

    Poison Control

    LH-2700.6500

    Programs that provide emergency information, usually on a 24-hour basis, for medical personnel or others who may need to take immediate corrective action to treat an individual who has been poisoned or to prevent such an occurrence.
  • Public Health Information/Inspection/Remediation (13)
    JP-6500

    Public Health Information/Inspection/Remediation

    JP-6500

    Programs that protect the public from unhealthful or unsanitary environmental conditions by establishing and enforcing health codes and regulations; taking and responding to complaints or reports regarding environmental hazards that pose a threat to public health or the environment; providing general information about environmental pollutants that constitute public health hazards; inspecting homes, public buildings, restaurants and other food facilities, and other property for compliance with health standards; cleaning up environmental hazards, when necessary; and/or initiating litigation against individuals and organizations who consistently have failed to comply with regulations, when warranted.
  • Public Health Nursing (16)
    JP-6600

    Public Health Nursing

    JP-6600

    Programs that protect and improve the health of the community through the use of public health nurses whose services are available through departments of public health, schools and voluntary agencies, typically in connection with medical programs supervised by physicians. Activities may include home visits to provide nursing under medical supervision for acutely ill patients and people who are chronically ill; outreach to populations who may not seek out health care through a traditional medical facility; support for physicians in public health clinics and disease detection programs; first aid and screening programs for school children; nutrition counseling; family planning information and a wide range of health education and prevention programs for the community at large which deal with personal health practices that can help to prevent illness.
  • Red Cross Disaster Service Centers (4)
    TH-2900.1800-700

    Red Cross Disaster Service Centers

    TH-2900.1800-700

    Centers opened by trained Red Cross volunteers to assist people who have sustained damage in a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. Disaster victims meet with caseworkers who assess their needs and supply clothing, rent assistance, beds and bedding, necessary furniture, cooking and eating utensils, occupational supplies, prescription medication, small appliances and other necessities.
  • Smoke Alarms (1)
    JR-8400.8000

    Smoke Alarms

    JR-8400.8000

    Programs that pay for or provide smoke detection devices which can be installed in homes, apartments or commercial buildings and which sound an alarm when fire breaks out and smoke comes into contact with the device.
  • Telephone Reassurance (2)
    PH-1800.8500

    Telephone Reassurance

    PH-1800.8500

    Programs that contact frail elderly individuals, people with disabilities or others who are vulnerable by telephone on a regular basis to ensure their good health and safety, and to reassure them that help is available if and when they need it.
  • Traffic Safety Education/Inspections (2)
    JR-8200.8500

    Traffic Safety Education/Inspections

    JR-8200.8500

    Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to ensure their own safety and that of others while driving or riding as passengers in motor vehicles, riding bicycles, roller skating, skateboarding, or walking as pedestrians in traffic; or which conduct inspections of motor vehicles, child passenger safety seats or other related equipment to assure driver and passenger safety.
  • Waste Management Services (11)
    TE-8920

    Waste Management Services

    TE-8920

    Programs that are responsible for the collection, separation, storage, transportation, transfer, processing, treatment and environmentally safe disposal or recycling of solid and liquid waste materials that are produced by households, businesses and industry.
  • Water Quality Assurance (1)
    JD-6500.9500

    Water Quality Assurance

    JD-6500.9500

    Programs that establish minimum standards for surface and ground water quality and develop and enforce regulations to prevent or reduce water pollution and assure a reliable supply of healthy drinking water and water that is suitable for other purposes. Water quality assurance programs issue permits specifying the types and amounts of pollutants that may be discharged without violating water quality standards; identify and monitor land uses and activities such as manufacturing or farming that are potential sources of pollution; test, record and report on the quality of water in lakes, rivers, streams, underground aquifers and water supply wells upon which public water systems rely; monitor water treatment and distribution systems; issue warnings and investigate hazards related to contamination; and, when warranted, initiate litigation against individuals and organizations who have failed to comply with water pollution control regulations. These programs may also provide support for the development and oversight of wastewater treatment facilities and certify operators of those facilities. Water quality is generally defined in terms of its designated use, e.g., for drinking, swimming, farming, fish production or industrial processes.
  • Water Resources Conservation (1)
    JD-1500.9500

    Water Resources Conservation

    JD-1500.9500

    Programs that preserve and protect water resources from indiscriminate losses or waste, improve the efficiency of its use, encourage water-saving practices to reduce costs and slow the depletion of the water supply, and ensure that the supply of quality water is adequate to meet the needs of the public, agriculture and industry.
  • Water Safety Education (2)
    JR-8200.9500

    Water Safety Education

    JR-8200.9500

    Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to ensure their safety while engaging in recreation in, on or around the water.
  • Wellness Programs (13)
    LH-2700.9500

    Wellness Programs

    LH-2700.9500

    Programs that offer individual and/or group sessions which assist participants to understand how their lifestyle impacts their physical and mental health and to develop personal practices that enhance their total well-being. Wellness programs are holistic and combine a variety of components which may include a general physical examination that is tailored to the individual's needs; an evaluation of the person's pattern of exercise, eating habits, sources of stress and other lifestyle elements that are potential risk factors; and the development and implementation of an individualized plan for prevention management and early intervention to optimize health and performance which may include physical fitness sessions, nutrition counseling, stress reduction techniques, biofeedback, practice in assuming responsibility for one's choices, and other specific measures for avoiding physical and mental health problems.
 
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