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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 Dr. James Bridgers of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.4253 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of rabies investigations that occur in Montgomery County monthly by Disease Control Program511923540540540
Number of babies born to Hepatitis B infected mothers who complete the recommended protocol96%80%95%95%95%
Percent of contacts of smear positive clients diagnosed with latent TB who start preventative treatment93%90%88%88%88%
Percent of customers satisfied with STD Services 195%N/A95%95%95%
1  Please note: No data were collected for FY21.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved1299565682.80
Add: One Position to Meet Demands of the Tuberculosis Program 856661.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.23544990.00
FY23 Approved1543582183.80