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Babatunde A. Jinadu

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Babatunde A. Jinadu

Former Kern County Director of Public Health
promotes personal health, community wellness and public health
assesses and ensures access to appropriate health care and services
prepares for and responds to health emergencies and disasters
encourages adopting and sustaining healthy and environmentally sound behaviors
prevents, surveys and controls communicable diseases
prevents and manages injuries and chronic disease and mitigate the associated disabilities


Jinadu is a former Kern County public health director and health officer who is now in private practice.

190 Avenida Altamira
Chula Vista  California  91914
United States


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