Division Descriptions

The current organizational structure of TCHD is outlined here.

TCHD has five programmatic divisions (Nutrition; Nursing; Epidemiology, Planning, and Communication; Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communicable Disease Surveillance; and Environmental Health) with administrative support provided by an Administration and Finance Division and the Office of Human Resources. 

  • The Nutrition Division promotes wellness across the lifespan through nutrition policy and programs to improve the nutritional health status of clients and the community. 
  • The Nursing Division programs focus on promoting good health for children and adults through linkages to health insurance and health care services, nurse case management, disease prevention and clinical, preventive and health education programs. 
  • The Environmental Health Division programs focus on preventing communicable disease and environmental conditions that could be harmful to health through education/consultation, response and investigation and enforcement of regulations. 
  • The Epidemiology, Planning and Communication Division programs protect and improve the public’s health by monitoring health status, preventing disease and injury and promoting healthy behaviors through population-based approaches such as policy, systems and environmental change, planning, coordination and integration.
  • The Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communicable Disease Surveillance Division leads agency efforts to promote coordination, collaboration and communication among all divisions in TCHD to ensure that public health is an effective partner in preparedness, response and recovery efforts. Additionally, the division conducts surveillance, investigation, and mitigation efforts in response to incidents of communicable disease.