Alamosa County Nursing Service operates a public health division that administers several disease prevention activities, such as immunizations and communicable disease follow-up and education. It operates clinics for pediatric specialists who see children with special needs and provide case management for their families. The division offers a variety of epidemiology, health care, outreach and blood pressure monitoring programs. Alamosa County Nursing Service focuses on providing skilled nursing, wellness education and coordination services. It collaborates with regional epidemiologists to investigate communicable diseases and initiate preventive measures for the protection of the public. Alamosa County Nursing Service operates under the government of Alamosa County, Colo., which also maintains administration, animal control, assessor, emergency preparedness, human resources, sheriff and weed control departments.