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Statements and Policies

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Accessibility Statement

In response to the need to ensure equal access to electronic and information technologies, ADPH has developed a set of standards for web page design. Just as environmental obstacles have inhibited individuals with disabilities, the Internet poses an entirely new set of obstacles. In recognition of those individuals with visual, physical, or developmental disabilities, ADPH has adopted a policy to make government information accessible to all.

Privacy Statement

We want to be very clear. We prohibit commercial marketing of visitor information and the disclosure of personal information without the prior consent of the visitor. We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you provide information to us, such as an email address. We use your email address to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward email to another agency for appropriate action.

The ADPH website may use cookies to carry user information from one page to another. An example is a search criterion. This information is not stored on our server but on your workstation. We do not track this information on our server. The cookies we use are set to expire at the end of your browser session. This means that when you close your browser they are deleted.

Our server tracks statistical information to help our Divisions and Programs analyze the use of their sites. We collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Security Statement

Security is a critical segment of ADPH's website. The State of Alabama considers the security of our partners' and citizens' information critical. We handle online information with commitment to ensure a secure environment that can be trusted to fulfill all confidentiality requirements. Documented steps are taken to safeguard information according to established security standards and procedures, and we continually assess the newest technology for protecting information.

Sensitive information used in financial transactions, such as social security numbers, banking information, and personal data is confidential. ADPH is committed to ensuring our partners' and citizens' confidentiality through the use of state-of-the-art information security and the adoption of appropriate privacy policies and procedures.

Social Media Terms of Use

The mission of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is to promote, protect, and improve Alabama's health. As part of its efforts to fulfill that mission, ADPH utilizes social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Nextdoor, Pinterest, X, and YouTube, as a means to communicate timely, accurate information on a wide variety of health topics to the citizens of Alabama. Anyone with questions or concerns about the information provided can contact ADPH by direct message on any of the agency's social media accounts, or by the email addresses and phone numbers provided at

ADPH and HHS Nondiscrimination Statement

The Alabama Department of Public Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. The Alabama Department of Public Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. The Alabama Department of Public Health:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
    - Qualified sign language interpreters
    - Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    - Qualified interpreters
    - Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact our Civil Rights Coordinator at 334-206-9494. If you believe that the Alabama Department of Public Health has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

Civil Rights Coordinator
Alabama Department of Public Health
RSA Tower, Suite 1698
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, Al 36104
Phone: 334-206-9494
Fax: 334- 206-3735
Email: [email protected]

ADPH Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Form | Reclamo de Discriminación Derechos civiles

If you need these services, contact HHS at 1-877-696-6775. If you believe that HHS has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720‐2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877‐8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD‐3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained at, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632‐9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD‐3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

(1) mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(2) fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:
[email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. Aviso de No Discriminación en Español

Page last updated: March 15, 2024