health department

noun

health de·​part·​ment -də-ˌpärt-mənt How to pronounce health department (audio)
: a division of a local or larger government responsible for the oversight and care of matters relating to public health

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“Health department.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/health%20department. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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