Public Health's mission is to prevent injury, illness and premature death. Our programs focus on prevention, education, outreach, and epidemiology. The clinic is divided into three main sections that include Occupational Health, Community Health, and Deployment Health. In Occupational Health, Public Health manages the hearing conservation and fetal protection programs to keep all of our lineside workers safe from hazardous elements and exposures. We also go out to workcenters that are exposed to occupational hazards and evaluate their prevention measures and training. Deployment Health is responsible for ensuring military and civilian members tasked to deploy are medically qualified and healthy for their upcoming deployment as well as ensuring they have everything needed to stay healthy while overseas. We monitor both international health and military medical intelligence sources. Community Health can be broken down further into two sections: food and sanitation and communicable diseases. Food and sanitation involves our clinic inspecting all public facilities and vendors on base to ensure they are in compliance with federal and state regulations. Communicable diseases includes managing, tracking, and reporting to the state and Air Force on initial treatment and follow-up protocols for active duty military, dependents, and retirees. Our goal is to break the chain of infection and ensure the health of the Edwards population both here and abroad.