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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.

Program Contacts

Contact Nina Ashford, DrPH, MPH of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.4253 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of rabies investigations that occur in Montgomery County annually by Disease Control Program 1693764760740720
Percent of babies born to Hepatitis B infected mothers who complete the recommended protocol 299%99%99%99%99%
Percent of contacts of smear positive clients diagnosed with latent TB who start preventative treatment 398%95%95%95%95%
Percent of customers satisfied with STD Services 4N/A98%98%98%98%
1  Investigations increased in FY23, possibly due to changes in resident activities related to increased purchases of pets during the pandemic and subsequent disruption in pet vaccination schedules, etc.
2  The program successfully reached out to all known infected mothers and 99% of their newborns completed the vaccine regimen within one year of age. It is anticipated that the program will continue to reach all known infected mothers.
3  Decrease in percentage from FY22 to FY23 was possibly due to the increased volume of contacts and large community investigation screenings. The program anticipates this performance to remain stable over the next fiscal year.
4  42 survey respondents in FY23 represent 21% of total patients with kept appointments in May/June. The program expects this level of satisfaction to continue in the future.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved1598784785.80
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.10349884.00
FY25 Recommended1702283589.80