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The Department of Health Services (DHS) has a dedicated team of communications professionals to link you with medical experts.  If you’re a reporter looking for the local angle on a national story, background information, or health system data, we strive to be a source of timely and accurate information. We can also assist with video and photography requests.

County-run hospitals are academic training sites for physicians completing their graduate medical education (residencies).  And the County’s clinic system is the access point for tens of thousands of residents of every nationality.  Due to the size and scope of our operations, DHS subject matter experts have unparalleled experience and unique perspectives from the front lines:

  • Trauma Services
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Specialties & Sub-Specialties
  • Drug-Resistant Infections
  • Chronic Diseases Management
  • Brain and Spinal Injuries
  • Stroke & Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Women’s Health
  • Children's & Adolescent Health
  • Patient Safety & Quality Improvement & Trends
  • Nursing

Our experts can also speak on areas of disaster preparedness, the 911 emergency response system, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and coverage expansion, safety net financing, and homeless housing and health services.

To interview one of our experts, click the "Contact Us" tab on the left to reach one of our communications professionals by e-mail or phone