The Florida Department of Health in Broward County Communicable Disease Program encompasses prevention, disease reporting, investigation and control, surveillance, diagnosis and treatment. Through the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, evaluation and dissemination of epidemiologic data regarding HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), Tuberculosis (TB), Hepatitis and other reportable diseases and conditions, DOH-Broward identifies case rates, trends, and disease distribution. This information is then shared with partners and utilized to plan and evaluate prevention and patient care activities. DOH-Broward monitors disease trends for potential outbreaks and takes the necessary control measures to prevent outbreaks. In addition, DOH-Broward provides diagnosis and treatment for HIV/AIDS, TB and STDs in order to reduce transmission and improve health outcomes.