The CDPH’s primary responsibility is to analyze and improve the health and well-being of Californians. The main objective of the public health field is to seek new opportunities to advance community health, whether it be conducting research or overseeing COVID-19 regulations and testing. The CDPH also implements local and statewide programs and educational outreach campaigns to improve community health. For instance, two of the CDPH’s most successful programs are providing low-income families and individuals’ nutritional support and educating the general population about the dangers of smoking or viral diseases.
There are administrative responsibilities to the CDPH as well. For instance, they hold every Californian’s birth, marriage, and death certificates on file. The CDPH also plays a significant role in approving medical institutions, such as hospitals and urgent care centers, and medical schools, such as phlebotomy programs.