Health: Environmental Health Services (5900P)
Program Outcome Statement
Protect the public’s health by preventing food and waterborne illnesses.
- Environmental Health Oversight and Protection
- Food and Waterborne Illness Protection
- Regulation of Food, Water, Housing and Hazardous Materials
- Pollution Prevention
Environmental Health Services (EHS) protects the public’s health by ensuring that food, water and housing are safe and healthy through permitting, inspection, outreach and education.
Percent of Total Days that Beaches were Open for Use Continues to Exceed Benchmark
Percent of Suspected Food-Borne Illness Complaints Responded to within One Business Day Exceeding Target
Cost per Response to Complaint Involving Hazardous Materials Exceeding Target
FY 2018-19 Mid-Year Story Behind Performance
Percent of Total Days that Beaches were Open for Use
EHS continues to sample recreational beach areas to ensure waters used for recreational purposes are clean. Monitoring of water samples continue on a regular basis with some warning messages posted at certain beaches. However, the bacteria levels have not been high enough to necessitate a full closure.
Percent of Suspected Food-Borne Illness Complaints Responded To within One Business Day
EHS Food Program staff continue to respond to suspected food-borne illness cases as a priority.
Cost per Response to Complaint Involving Hazardous Materials
The cost per response has had an increased due to higher costs and increased length of time to investigate the complaints as investigations have become more complex.
- Enhance outreach and education efforts for Measure K funded Augmented Housing Inspection Program Pilot. Fiscal Year 2018-19 represents the third year of annual inspections for apartment buildings that are included in the inspection inventory of this Pilot Program. The pilot will continue the enhanced inspection program to further reduce the complaint ratio at high risk/repeat offender facilities.
- Continue to improve processes in mobile technology to enable better communications, increase information/resources while in the field and increase accurate and timely data collection.