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Published on: 12 January, 2017
We provide continuing education courses on the following days:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11:30 – All MOH staff
Wednesdays – 11:30-1 pm – Physicians
Wednesdays 7 am – telemedicine – physicians
Thursdays – 3:30- 4:30 pm – Nurses
Friday 7am – telemedicine – physicians

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Data for Decision Making

Published on:  12 January, 2017

Data for Decision Making (DDM) is an accredited training course for the Pacific. Currently, there exist specific DDM training workshops at learning centres in Guam.

DDM is a Pacific adapted curriculum originally developed by CDC for their Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP). DDM is the first tier of several tiers of Epi training being jointly implemented jointly by SPC, PIHOA, FNU and CDC. It is an initiative of the SPC/WHO Pacific PH Surveillance Network for building Epi literacy and competency in the Pacific and addressing our data needs in the region.

For more information on DDM training, please contact Ms. Bertha Taijeron, Program Coordinator, at (671) 735-7125 (email here).

Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services

Published on: 12 January, 2017

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) is a major provider of healthcare, public health, and social services on Guam. It is a close partner of POLHN in the country.


With over 400 staff, DPHSS is organized into five service divisions, including public health, general administration, environmental health, senior citizens, and public welfare. DPHSS administers programs and services promoting primary care, environmental health, welfare and social services, and senior services. The Department has oversight over the Guam Community Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers are multi-specialty primary care clinics.


The five divisions have programs and services to include welfare benefits and program assistance, such as:

  • Medically Indigent Program (MIP) and Medicaid;
  • licensing of childcare facilities and foster care homes;
  • child protective services;
  • administration of health and sanitary certificates;
  • immunizations;
  • issuance of birth and death certificates;
  • marriage licenses;
  • prevention and control of communicable diseases;
  • services for women, infants and children;
  • and administration of aging programs.

For more information, please visit the DPHSS website.