Acute Communicable
Disease Control

Contact Information
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, #212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856

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News and Updates






Building a SNF Infection Prevention Program


LAC DPH Past Training and Events

LAC DPH past training and events can be found on the SNF Webinar Archive webpage.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Updates for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program are currently pending.



The CDPH Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program collaborated with the California Association of Health Facilities to develop this six-part webinar series providing practical guidance for California skilled nursing facilities developing their antimicrobial stewardship policies.

Useful Links and Resources



Links to other LAC DPH programs, journals, organizations and data.


Information on influenza including resources and guidance for outbreak mitigation and prevention. Influenza Watch is a free electronic newsletter summarizing influenza activity in LAC and published during influenza season.
Resources explaining the mandate and supporting influenza vaccination for healthcare personnel.


Norovirus information and resources; how-to-guide for norovirus outbreak prevention and control in SNFs.


Scabies information and resources; how-to-guide for scabies outbreak prevention and control in medical settings.
Health education materials including flyers and posters.
Provides health alerts, advisories and updates; site includes registration to subscribe to receive these communications.

State of California
State laws and regulations for acute care hospitals, SNFs, ICFs and other healthcare facilities.

California Health and Safety Code

State legislation concerning healthcare facilities.
Senate bill requiring SNFs to establish an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program by January 1, 2017.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Program activities, reports and NHSN data management; various topics related to HAIs including prevention and control guidelines and outbreak management; free 2 day course providing basic infection prevention education for infection preventionists and associated staff; the(AFL) is a letter from the Licensing and Certification (L&C) Program to health facilities that are licensed or certified by L&C. The information contained in the AFL may include changes in requirements in healthcare, enforcement, new technologies, and scope of practice, or general information that affects the health facility; CAHAN is the state's web-based information and communications system available on a 24/7/365 basis for distribution of health alerts, dissemination of prevention guidelines, coordination of disease investigation efforts, preparedness planning, and other initiatives that strengthen state and local preparedness  

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