1) Maternal and Child Health- Nurses provide an array of services to pregnant and post-partum moms and children, including Healthy Babies Home Visitation Program and Children's Special health case management services.
2) Nursing Home and Medicaid Long- term waiver Pre- admission Eligibility (LT101)- Public Health Nurses assess a client's functional level of appropriate placement in a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or if they can live safely in their home.
3) Chronic Disease prevention, Education and Management- This function includes adult health clinics and in some cases, limited home services providing direct prevention and monitoring.
4) Communicable Disease Prevention- This function includes immunizations; tuberculosis screening, testing and follow-up; infectious disease follow- up and investigation; sexually transmitted infection/ HIV/ viral hepatitis screening, testing, and follow-up; and HIV case- management.
5) Public Health Emergency Preparedness- Ensures that public health staff are knowledgeable and prepared to respond to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.
6) Community Health Assessment and Planning- Public Health Nurses work with county hospitals and other stakeholders to identify barriers to the health and well-being of its residents and to implement a community health improvement plan.
7) Public Information and Education- Public Health Nurses provide classes and educational opportunities to the general public on a myriad of public health topics and issues.
8) Environmental Health Issues- Public Health Nurses work with local agencies to investigate issues which may be harmful to the county's citizens and provide follow-up support and education when possible.