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Program Description

  Communicable Disease & Epidemiology

Communicable Disease and Epidemiology has the mission of investigation, surveillance, diagnosis and in some cases, treatment of individuals living in Montgomery County. Tuberculosis Control and Sexually Transmitted Infections programs will test, diagnose, and treat. HIV Medical and Dental Services will case manage and provide medical care for individuals who are HIV+ and have limited insurance coverage. The Maryland Department of Health mandates that each county does surveillance of certain communicable diseases. The Disease Control Program case manages rabies exposures in Montgomery County residents.

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Program Contacts

Contact Dr. Travis Gayles of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.1211 or Lindsay Lucas of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of rabies investigations that occur in Montgomery County monthly by Disease Control Program533511540540540
Number of babies born to Hepatitis B infected mothers who complete the recommended protocol93%96%95%95%95%
Percent of investigations on reportable communicable diseases that follow appropriate protocols to limit further spread of the disease 1100%N/AN/A100%100%
Percent of contacts of smear positive clients diagnosed with latent TB who start preventative treatment88%93%88%88%88%
Percent of customers satisfied with STD Services 2N/A95%95%95%95%
1  Reporting for FY20 actual and FY21 projection impacted by COVID-19 efforts. The data reported are for the calendar year (CY) and represent year to date (YTD) as of the date of the report.
2  This survey was reinstated for FY20.
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Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved1255044180.65
Increase Cost: Realignment of Budget due to Increase of Centers for Disease Control Ending the HIV Epidemic Grant3409130.00
Shift: Reflect Reduction in Award for End the HIV Epidemic Grant-75860-1.00
Decrease Cost: Realignment of Budget due to Decrease in Ryan White - Consortia Grant Award-1289381.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.3091002.15
FY22 Approved1299565682.80