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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Acute Communicable Disease Control
Healthcare Outreach Unit 


In 2003, the Healthcare Outreach Unit (HOU) was created as a result of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic and was designed to enhance disease and outbreak reporting between Los Angeles County (LAC) public health and LAC hospitals. Since then, the work of the HOU has expanded to include healthcare associated infection HAI) surveillance, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship consultation, outbreak investigation, and multi-drug resistant organism containment in acute care, outpatient, long-term care and emergency medical settings.

To improve patient safety within Los Angeles County healthcare settings.

Areas of interest
Liaison Public Health Nurse (LPHN) project
Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Committee

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Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Committee

The purpose of HAI-ARC is to define priorities for, make recommendations to, and assist the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) on the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AR) in LA County.


All individuals with a role in prevention of HAI and/or AR in the LAC healthcare community are eligible for membership. Disciplines that are encouraged to join include, but are not limited to: infection preventionists, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, nurses, health administrators, physicians, epidemiologists, and quality improvement practitioners. 
Persons interested in becoming a member of the LAC HAI-ARC must send their interest to the Chairperson, to be reviewed and approved by the Chairperson and membership prior to attendance.

Zachary Rubin, MD MPH


Healthcare Outreach
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