The Health Department is responsible for diagnosing and investigating public health problems. Personnel work closely with an epidemiologist who is trained in the science of disease surveillance. Together, they monitor health events, identify changes or patterns of illness, examine the impact of health hazards, and determine behavioral risk factors that lead to mortality and disease. In addition, the Department monitors health indicators that may signal both natural and bioterrorism related public health emergencies.
To minimize the spread of disease, the Freehold Township Health Department routinely applies contact control measures and actively educates the public about communicable infections and their risks. To learn more about a specific disease, we have provided fact sheets for the more common communicable diseases. If you would like additional information, you may call the Health Department at (732) 294-2060 or visit one of the following links:
Centers of Disease Control www.cdc.gov
NJ Department of Health & Senior Services www.state.nj.us/health