Monday, April 3, 2017

State/County Departments of Health Contacted

RESOURCES/REFERENCES FOR THE CORN ALLERGY POPULATION:

I was advised by the state medical boards to contact the state departments of health on behalf of corn-allergic patients.When hospitals realize that they are required to research the ingredients in each and every food item they serve to corn-allergic patients, it is my hope that they will appeal to Congress and the FDA to declare corn an official allergen, thereby subject to FDA labeling requirements.  If a hospital attempts to serve you food that contains corn/corn derivatives after you have stated that you are allergic to corn, or insists on administering dextrose IV fluid in direct violation of the product information sheet, I have provided the telephone number for each state department of health to report each incident.

STATE/COUNTY/CITY/DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

ALABAMA:
Alabama Public Health (ADPH), @ALPublic Health
Contact:  1-800-ALA-1818 or 1-334-206-5300
Cullman, @cullmancountyal
Franklin, @Franklin_Co_AL
Jefferson, @jcdhtweets
Madison, @MadisonCountyAl
Mobile, @MCHealthDept
(Remaining counties within the State Department of Health)

ALASKA:
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, @Alaska_DHSS
Contact:  1-907-334-2520 (Health Care Services Division)
Anchorage Municipality, @ANC_DHHS
(Remaining counties within the State Department of Health)

ARIZONA:
Arizona Department of Health Services, @AZDHS
Contact:  1-602-542-1025
Cochise County, @CochiseCounty
Coconino County, @CCPHSD
La Paz, @lapazhealthinfo
Maricopa, @Maricopahealth
Mohave, @MohaveInfo
Navajo, @NavajoCountyAZ
Pima, @pchd
Santa Cruz, @santacruzaz
Yavapai County, @YavapaiHealth
Yuma, @yumacountyaz

ARKANSAS:
Arkansas Department of Health, @ADHPIO
Contact:  1-800-462-0599 or 1-501-661-2000
(Individual counties within the State Department of Health.)

CALIFORNIA:
California Department of Public Health, @CAPublicHealth
Contact:  1-916-558-1784
Amador, @AmadorHlthDept
Butte, @CountyofButte
Contra Costa, @CoCoHealth
El Dorado, @edcpublichealth
Imperial, @ICPublicHealth
Kern, @KCPublicHealth
Los Angeles, @lapublichealth
Marin, @MarinHHS
Monterey, @MCHDPIO
Orange, @ochealth
Placer, @PlacerCA
Riverside, @RivCoDoc
Sacramento, @SacPublicHealth
San Diego, @SDCountyHHSA
San Francisco, @SF_DPH
San Joaquin, @sjcphs
San Luis Obispo, @SLOPublicHealth
San Mateo, @SMCHealth
Santa Barbara, @SBCPublicHealth
Sonoma, @SonomaCoHealth
Ventura, @VCHCA
Yolo, @YoloHealth

COLORADO:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, @CDPHE
Contact:  1-303-692-2000
Boulder, @bouldercohealth
Broomfield, @broomfield
Denver, @DenPublicHealth
Eagle, @EagleCounty
El Paso, @EPCPublicHealth
Jefferson, @JeffcoPH
La Plata, @LaPlataCountyCO
Larimer, @LarimerCounty
Mesa, @WeAreHealthyMC
Mesa, @MesaCountyDHSGJ
Northeast Colorado Health Dept., @Northeast Health
Pueblo, @PuebloHealth
Tri-County (3 counties), @TCHDHealth
Weld, @weldgov

CONNECTICUT:
Connecticut Department of Public Health, @CTDPH
Contact:  1-860-509-8000
Hartford, @HartfordHealth
New Haven, @NHPublicHealth

DELAWARE:
Delaware Health and Social Services, @Delaware_DHSS
Contact:  1-800-372-2022
(Individual counties within the State Department of Health.)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:
Government of the District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH), @DOHDC
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services,
Contact:  1-202-727-7973

FLORIDA:
Florida Department of Health, @HealthyFla
Contact:  1-850-245-4444
(Individual counties within the State Department of Health.)

GEORGIA:
Georgia Department of Public Health, @GaDPH
Contact:  1-800-436-7442
Chatham, @coastalhealth91
Cobb & Douglas Public Health, @CDPHga
DeKalb, @HealthyDeKalb
District 4 Public Health (12 Counties), @D4publichealth
East Central Health District, @EastCentralPH
Fulton, @FultonHealth
North Central Department of Public Health (13 Counties), @NCHD52
North Georgia Health District (6 Counties), @NGAHealthDist
Northeast Health District, @NEHD_EPR
South Central Health District, @SCHD_5_1
South Health District, @SouthHealthDist

HAWAII:
Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), @HIgov_Health
Contact:  1-808-586-4400
(Individual counties within the State Department of Health.)

IDAHO:
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, @IDHW
Contact:  1-208-334-6996 (Public Health Administrator)
Central District Health Department (4 counties), @CDHDidaho
Idaho Health District 2 (North Central), @PHINCD
Panhandle Health District (5 counties), @phdidaho
South Central Public Health Department (SCPHD), @SCPHD
Southeastern Idaho Public Health, @siphidaho
Southwest District Health, @SWDHIDAHO

ILLINOIS:
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), @IDPH
Contact:  1-217-782-4977
Bond, @BondCountyHD
Boone, @boonecohealth
Champaign-Urbana, @CU_PublicHealth
Chicago Public Health, @ChiPublicHealth
Cook, @CookCoHealth
DeKalb, @DeKalbCoHealth
Douglas, @DOUGLASCOHEALTH
DuPage, @DuPageHD
Ford-Iroquois, @FIPHD
Franklin-Williamson, @fwbicohealth
Jackson, @Jchealthdept
Kane, @KaneCoHealth
Kankakee, @kankakeehealth
Kendall,@kendallhealth
Lake, @LakeCoHealth
Lawrence, @LCHD_IL
Livingston, online contact form
Macon, @Maconcountyhd
Madison, @MadisonCHD
McHenry, @McHenryCoHealth
McLean, @McLeanHealth
Peoria, @peoriaprepare
Rock Island, @RICO_HealthDept
St. Claire, @stclairhealth (Following my Twitter account)
Tazewell, @tazewellhealth
Will, @WillCoHealth
Winnebago, @WinnCoHealth

INDIANA:
Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), @StateHealthIN
Contact:  1-800-382-9480 or 1-317-233-1325
Allen, @allencountyinfo
Floyd, @fchdpublic
Hamilton, @HamCoHealthIN
Howard, @howardcountygov
Madison, @MadisonCoHealth
Marion, @Marion_Health
St. Joseph, @sjchealth
Vanderburgh, @VandCoHealthDep

IOWA:
Iowa Department of Public Health, @IAPublicHealth
Contact:  1-515-281-7689
Black Hawk, @BHCHD
Cedar, @CedarCoPubHealt
Cerro Gordo, @CGPublicHealth
Harrison, @HCHPH
Jasper, @JasperCountyIA
Johnson, @jcph_iowa
Linn, @LCPublicHealth
Polk County, Des Moines, IA, @polkcohealth
Scott, @ScottCountyIowa
Story County, Nevada, IA, @storycountyiowa

KANSAS:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment, @KDHE
Contact:  1-785-296-1500
Barton, @BartonCountyKS
Butler, @BucoHD
Cherokee, @CKCHDKS
Ellis, @EllisCountyKS
Franklin, @FranklinCoKS
Geary, @gearycohd
Harper, @HarperCoHealth
Johnson, @jocogov
Lawrence-Douglas @LDCHEALTH
Labette, @Labette_Health
Leavenworth, @LVCountyHD
Reno, @RenoCountyKS
Saline, @SalineCoHD
Sedgwick, @SedgwickCounty
Shawnee, @SnCoHealth
Wilson, @WCHDKS

KENTUCKY:
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, online contact form
Contact:  1-800-372-2973 (Ombudsman)
Kentucky Public Health, @KYHealthAlerts
Ashland-Boyd, @abchdky
Clark, @CCHealthDept
Franklin, @FCHD_KY
Green River Public Health Dept. (7 counties), @GRDHD
Greenup, @GreenupHealth
Lake Cumberland District Health (10 counties), @LCDHD
Lexington Health Dept., @LFCHD
Madison, @MCHDTweet
Marshall, @MarshallHealth
Pennyrile, @PennyrileDHD
Three Rivers, (4 counties), @TRDHD
Wedco District Health Department (4 counties) @WedcoHealth

LOUISIANA:
Louisiana Department of Health, @LADeptHealth/@La_Health_Dept
Contact:  1-225-342-5568
(Individual parishes within the State Department of Health.)

MAINE:
Maine Department of Health and Human Services, online contact form
Contact:  1-207-287-3707
(The eight local public health districts are within the State Department of Health.)

MARYLAND:
Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, @MarylandDHMH
Contact:  1-410-767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464
Allegany, @AlleganyHlthMD
Anne Arundel, @AAHealth
Baltimore City Health Dept., @BMore_Healthy
Calvert, @CalvertHealth
Cecil, @CecilCoHealth
Charles, @CCDH_Maryland
Frederick, @FCHealthDept
Garrett, @garretthealth
Harford, @HarCoHealthDept
Howard, @HoCoHealthDept
Kent, @KentMDPrepares
Montgomery, @MoCoDHHS
Queen Anne's, @QACDOH
St. Mary's, @SMCH_gov
Talbot, @TalbotHealth
Wicomico, @WicomicoHealth
Worcester, @WorcesterHealth

MASSACHUSETTS:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, @MassDPH
Contact:  1-617-573-1600 (Executive Office)
Amherst Health Dept., @amhersthealth
Barnstable, @BCHDCapeCod
Boston Public Health Commission, @HealthyBoston
Franklin, @FC_Public Health
Hampden, @PVPlanning
Hudson, @HudsonBOH

MICHIGAN:
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, @MichiganHHS
Contact:  1-855-275-6424
Allegan, @AlleganCountyHD
Central Michigan District Health Department (6 counties), @CMiDHD
Detroit Health Department, @DetHealth
Genesee, @GCHD_MI
Grand Traverse, @GTCHD
Ingham, @InghamHealth
Macomb, @MCHD_MRC
Northwest Health Department (4 counties), @nwhealthorg
Oakland, @publichealthOC
Ottawa, @miOttawa
Saginaw, @SCDPH
Washtenaw, @wcpublichealth

MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Department of Health, @mnhealth
Contact:  1-651-201-5000
Blue Earth, @BlueEarthCounty
Carver, @CarverCoPH
Clay, @ClayCountyMN
Crow Wing, @crowwingmn
Ramsey, @HealthyRamsey
Scott, @ScottCountyMN
Wright, @WrightCountyPH

MISSISSIPPI:
Mississippi State Department of Health, @msdh
Contact:  1-601-576-7400 or 1-866-458-4948
(Individual counties within the State Department of Health.)

MISSOURI:
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, @HealthyLivingMo
Contact:  1-573-751-6400
Clay, @claymohealth
Columbia/Boone, @CoMo_HealthDept
Grundy, @GrundyCoHealth
Jackson, @JACOHealthDept
Jefferson, @JeffCoHealthMO
Johnson, @johnco_health
Kansas City Health Dept., @KCMOHealthDept
Lincoln, @LincolnCountyHD
Phelps, @phelpshealth
Platte, @plattehealth
Putnam, @PCHD63565
Springfield-Greene, @SGCHD
St. Charles, @sccmo
St. Louis, @StLCountyDOH
Ste. Genevieve, @SteGenCoHealth
Stone, @StoneCoHealth
Taney, @TaneyCoHealth
Warren, @WCHDMO
Webster, @webstercohealth

MONTANA:
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services, @DPHHSMT
Contact:  1-406-444-4540 (Health Resources); 1-406-444-4542 (Public Health & Safety)
Butte Silver Bow, @ButteSilverBow
Gallatin, @GallatinHealth
Missoula, @MslaHealthDept

NEBRASKA:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, @NEDHHS
Contact:  1-402-471-3121
Douglas, @HealthDouglasCo
East Central, @EastCentralDHD
Elkhorn, @ELVPHD
Loup Basin (9 counties), @LBPHD
Public Health Solutions (PHS) District Health (5 counties), @PHSHealthDept
SE District (5 counties), @SEDistHD
South Heartland District (4 counties), @shdhdhealth
SW Public Health Dept. (9 counties), @swpublichealth
Thayer, @tchsne

NEVADA:
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, online contact form
Contact:  1-775-684-4000
Nevada Public Health, @NVPublicHealth
Carson City Health & Human Services, @CCHealthEd
Southern Nevada Health District, @SNHDinfo/@SNHDflu
Washoe County District Health Department, @washoecounty

NEW HAMPSHIRE:
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, @NHDHHSPIO
Contact:  1-844-275-3447
(Individual counties within the State Department of Health.)

NEW JERSEY:
New Jersey Department of Health, @NJDeptofHealth
Contact:  1-609-292-9560
Bergen, @bergencountynj
Camden, @camdencountynj
Cape May, @CMCGovernment
Cumberland/Salem/Gloucester, online contact form
Middlesex, @MiddlesexCntyNJ
Monmouth, @MonmouthGovNJ
Morris, @MorrisCountyNJ
Ocean, @OCpublichealth
Passaic, @passaic_county
Somerset, @SCHealthDept
Sussex, @sussexnj

NEW MEXICO:
New Mexico Department of Health, Santa Fe, @nmhealth.org
Contact:  1-800-752-8649 (Health Facility Complaints)
Bernalillo, @BernCounty
Dona Ana, @DACinformation
Sandoval, @sandovalcounty
Santa Fe, @SantaFeCounty

NEW YORK:
New York Department of Health, @HealthNYGov
Contact:  1-800-804-5447 (Hospital Patient Care Complaints)
Albany, @MCCoyCountyExec
Cattaraugus, @cattaraugus
Chautauqua, @MyHealthyCounty
Clinton, @ClintonCountyHD
Delaware, @dcphs
Dutchess, @DutchessCoGov
Erie, @ECDOH
Genesee, @GeneseeCoHealth
Greene, @GreeneNYHealth
Lewis, @HealthLewis
Livingston, @LivingstonCoNY
Montgomery, @MontgomeryCoNY
Ontario, @OntarioCountyNY
Orange, @OCGovNY
Orleans, @OrleansCoHealth
Oswego, @OswegoCoHealth
Richland, @RichlandHealth1
Rockland, @rocklandgov
Schenectady, @SchdyCountyNY
Suffolk, @SuffolkCoHealth
Ulster, @HeinExec
Washington, @WashingtonCoPH
Westchester, @westchestergov
Wyoming, @WyomingHD

NORTH CAROLINA:
North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, @ncdhhs
Contact:  1-919-855-4800
Alamance, @AlamanceNC
Beaufort, @BCHealthDept
Brunswick, @brunswickhealth
Burke, @BurkeCountyNC
Carteret, @CarteretCoGov
Chatham, @ChathamCountyNC
Cherokee, @CCHealthDept_NC
Cleveland, @clevelandcounty
Craven, @cravencountync
Cumberland, @CumberlandNC
Dare, @DareCountyGovt
Davie, @DavieGovt
Durham, @DurhamHealthNC
Graham, @GrahamCoHealth
Guilford, @GuilfordCounty
Harnett, @HarnettCounty
Lee, @leecountync
Martin/Tyrrell/Washington District, @MTWHD
Mecklenburg, @MeckCounty, @meckhealth
Moore, @mocohealth
New Hanover, @NewHanoverCo
Onslow, @OCHealthDept
Orange, @OrangeHealthNC
Pitt, @PittCountyNC
Richmond, @rcoecodev
Rutherford, @RutherfordCnty
Rutherford Polk McDowell District, @RPMPublicHeallth
Union, @UnionCountyNC
Wake, @WakeGOV
Wayne, @waynecountygov
Wilson, @wilsoncountygov

NORTH DAKOTA:
North Dakota Department of Health, @NDDOH
Contact:  1-701-328-2372
Burleigh (Bismarck), @BismarckNDGov
Cass (Fargo), online contact form
Grand Forks, @GFPublicHealth
Williams, @UMDHU

OHIO:
Ohio Department of Health, @OHdeptofhealth
Contact:  1-614-466-3543
Allen, @ACPublicHealth
Caldwell, @CCHDHealthEd
Carroll, @carrollhd
Cleveland Dept. of Public Health, @ClevelandHealth
Clinton, @ClintonCoHealth
Columbus City Health Dept., @ColumbusHealth
Darke, @DarkeCoHealth
Dayton-Montgomery, @PublicHealthDMC
Defiance, @DCGHD
Delaware Health District, @DelawareHealth
Gallia, @GalliaHealth
Greene, @GreeneCOHD
Henry, @HenryCountyHD
Holmes, @HolmesCoHealth
Huron, @HuronCoHealth
Knox, @KnoxHealth
Lake, @LCHealthDist
Lawrence, @lawrcohd
Lorain, @LorainCoHealth
Madison, @MadisonCountyPH
Mahoning, @mahoninghealth
Medina, @MedinaHealth
Meigs, @MeigsHealthDept
Miami, @MiamiCountyPH
Morrow, @MorrowCountyHD
Preble, @PrebleCoHealth
Putnam, @PutnamCoHealth
Sandusky, @sanduskycohd
Summit, @SCPHOH
Warren, @WarrenCoHealth
Williams, @HealthWCHD

OKLAHOMA:
Oklahoma State Department of Health, @HealthyOklahoma
Contact:  1-405-271-5600 or 1-800-522-0203
Oklahoma City, @okchealth
(Individual counties within the State Department of Health.)

OREGON:
Oregon Department of Human Services, @OregonDHS
Oregon Health Authority, @OHAOregon
Contact:  1-503-947-2340 (Oregon Health Policy Board)
Oregon Public Health, @ORPublicHealth
Contact:  1-503-719-5600
Benton, @BentonGov
Clackamas, @clackamascounty
Crook, @CrookCountyOR
Lincoln, @LCHHS_OR
Marion, @MarionCo_Health
Multnomah, @multco
Washington, @WashcoOregon

PENNSYLVANIA:
Pennsylvania Department of Health, @PAHealthDept
Contact:  1-717-787-2500
Allegheny, online contact form
Bucks, @BucksCountyGovt
Chester, @ChescoHealth
Cumberland, @ccpa_net
Montgomery, @MontcoPA
Washington, @WashingtonCoun
York, @YorkCounty_PA

RHODE ISLAND:
Rhode Island Department of Health, @RIHEALTH
Contact:  1-401-222-5960
(The 5 counties in Rhode Island are within the State Department of Health.)

SOUTH CAROLINA:
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, @scdhec
Contact:  1-803-898-3432
(Individual counties within the State Department of Health.)

SOUTH DAKOTA:
South Dakota Department of Health, @SDDOH
Contact:  1-605-773-3361 or 1-800-738-2301 (In State)
Sioux Falls, @CitySiouxFalls
(Individual counties within the State Department of Health.)

TENNESSEE:
Tennessee Department of Health, @TNDeptofHealth
Contact:  Office of Patient Care Advocacy, 1-615-741-5879 or 1-800-722-7901
Chattanooga-Hamilton, @HamiltonHealth
Knox, @KnoxCoHealthTN
Montgomery, @mcgtn
Shelby @ShelbyTNHealth
Sullivan, @SullivanHealth
Williamson, @WilliamsonTN

TEXAS:
Texas Department of State Health Services, @TexasDSHS
Contact:  1-512-776-7111 or 1-888-963-7111
Bell, @BellCountyPUBH
Corpus Christi-Nueces, @ccpublichealth
Dallas, @DCHHS
El Paso, @ElPasoTXGov
Galveston, @GCHDinfo
Harris, @hcphtx
Hidalgo, @hidalgohealth
Montgomery, @MCHDEMS
San Angelo, @CityofSanAngelo
Tarrant, @TCPHtweets
Waco-McLennan, @wacohealthdept
Williamson, @WCCHlthDist

UTAH:
Utah Department of Health, @UtahDepOfHealth
Contact:  1-801-538-6003
Bear River Health (Cache, Box Elder, Rich counties), @BearRiverHealth
Salt Lake, @saltlakehealth
Southwest Utah Public Health, @SWUHEALTH
Tooele, @TooeleCoHealth
Utah, @UCHD
Weber-Morgan Health, @WeberMorganHD

VERMONT:
Vermont Department of Health, @healthvermont
Contact:  1-802-863-7200 or 1-800-464-4343
(Individual counties within the State Department of Health.)

VIRGINIA:
Virginia Department of Health, @VDHgov
Contact:  1-804-367-2106 or 1-800-955-1819 (Health Care Facility Complaints)
Arlington, @ArlingtonVA
Fairfax, @fairfaxhealth
Loudoun, @LoudounCoGovt
Spotsylvania, @SpotsyGov
Thomas Jefferson Health District, @HealthyTJHD

WASHINGTON:
Washington State Department of Health, @WADeptHealth
Contact:  1-800-525-0127
Adams, @AdamsCountyIHCS
Benton-Franklin Health District, @BFHD
Clark, @ClarkCoWA_PH
King, @kcnews
Okanogan, @OCPH
Seattle-King, @KCPubHealth
Snohomish, @SnoHD, @SnoCoHealth
Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD), @spokanehealth
Thurston, @ThurstonHealth
Whatcom, @WhatcomCoHealth

WEST VIRGINIA:
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, @WV_DHHR
Contact:  1-877-716-1212
Kanawha-Charleston, @KCHealth1
Monongalia, @WVMCHD

WISCONSIN:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services, @DHSWI
Contact:  1-608-266-1865
Central Racine County Health, @crchd
City of Milwaukee Health Department, @MKEhealth
Columbia, @ColumbiaCoHHS
Door, @DoorCoHealth
Oneida, @oneidacohealth
Winnebago, @WinnebagoHealth

WYOMING:
Wyoming Department of Health, online contact form
Contact:  1-307-777-7656 or 1-866-571-0944
Campbell, @CampbellCoGov


List of Articles Forwarded to These State/County Health Departments:

Baxter Labs specifically warns against administering dextrose IV fluids to corn-allergic patients.

"Probable anaphylactic reaction to corn-derived dextrose solution."

BCPharmacists, "Warning: corn-related allergens . . ."

Published Corn Allergy Studies/Statistics  (“. . . Maize major allergen . . .”)



Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources
@CornAllergy911

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