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OEPS Divisions & Org Chart

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The Division of Immunization Services prevents and controls vaccine preventable diseases among children, adolescents and adults in West Virginia through the promotion of immunization best practices, provision of consumer information to the general public, and distribution of vaccines purchased with federal and state funding.

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

The Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology conducts surveillance for infectious diseases and infectious disease outbreaks. This program conducts activities via standard operating procedures posted on this website in collaboration with local health departments and other local partners. Training is extremely important to our mission.

Tuberculosis Elimination

The Division of Tuberculosis Elimination protects the public from TB infection/disease by preventing, controlling, and eventually eliminating tuberculosis in West Virginia.

STD, HIV & Hepatitis

The Division of STD, HIV  mission is to prevent, treat, and/or control the spread of HIV/AIDS and STD’s to protect the health of the citizens of West Virginia. The Division works to identify, report, prevent, and control HIV, AIDS, and STDs in West Virginia. The Division is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, HCV and other STDs namely Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Hepatitis B while minimizing complications and costs.

Cancer Epidemiology

The West Virginia Division of Cancer Epidemiology includes the state's Cancer Registry (WVCR), funded by both the State of West Virginia and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) conducts active surveillance of incident cancers in West Virginia. WVCR data are certified by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) at the highest possible level for quality, completeness and timeliness and meet NPCR's 24-month standards. WVCR provides educational activities for cancer surveillance professionals including an annual workshop featuring internationally-recognized experts in cancer surveillance and also provides online education via WebCT. WVCR data are used in major publications on cancer including CDC's United States Cancer Statistics, the American Cancer Society's Cancer Facts and Figures, the World Health Organization's Cancer on Five Continents and NAACCR's Cancer in North America. WVCR publishes an annual report on the burden of cancer in West Virginia, conducts special studies and conducts investigations of community cancer concerns.