Welcome to the State of California 

Welcome to CID from our Deputy Director, Dr. Gilberto Chávez

Dr. Gilberto ChavezWelcome to the Center for Infectious Diseases (CID), our mission is to protect the people in California from the threat of preventable infectious diseases and to assist those living with an infectious disease in securing prompt and appropriate access to healthcare, medications and associated support services.

About Gilberto F. Chávez, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director, Center for Infectious Diseases

About Our Mission

To carry out our mission, CID:

  • Helps investigate and diagnose infectious diseases of public health significance.
  • Identifies, prevents, and interrupts the transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis, emerging infectious diseases, vector-borne diseases, zoonotic diseases, healthcare-associated infections, and other contagious infectious diseases.
  • Promotes evidence-based public health practice and program integration at the client level for seamless service delivery. 
  • Leverages human and budgetary resources from government and non-government sources to help advance the mission of CDPH.
  • Conducts and coordinates public health surveillance and epidemiologic studies to assist in defining, preventing, and controlling infectious diseases.
  • Plans for and responds to natural or human-made emergencies due to infectious diseases.
  • Helps local health departments and community-based organizations plan, develop, implement, and improve prevention, control, care, treatment, and social support programs for infectious diseases.
  • Provides reference and diagnostic laboratory services essential for the detection, epidemiologic investigation, control, and prevention of diseases caused by microbial and viral agents.
  • Provides technical assistance for developing and maintaining high quality local microbial and viral laboratory services, including consultation and training in state-of-the-art standardized laboratory procedures for local public health laboratory personnel.
  • Fosters partnerships and collaborations across CDPH programs and with other governmental agencies, academia, and community-based organizations.


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