The Division of Disease Control and Health Statistics (DCHS) is within the Executive Office of Health and Science and serves as a community health partner by using innovative methods to provide quality information, vital records, and assessment services. The division systematically collects and analyzes data to identify the health status of populations. It works with state, local, tribal, and other partners to take public health actions, develop public health policy, and conduct assessment activities to improve the health of people in Washington.
DCHS consists of more than 500 staff in five areas: the Center for Health Statistics, the Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology, the Office of Infectious Disease, the Public Health Laboratories, and Policy and Legislative Relations.
For more information, call 360-236-4202.