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  • Health Services
    Published on November 8, 2019
    Health Services

    The Department of Health Services (DHS) has published the second edition of the Sonoma County Summary Measures of Health report.

  • Health Services
    Published on November 1, 2019
    Health Services
    Aunque la contención del incendio Kincade está progresando y el cielo parece más claro, las cambiantes condiciones climáticas de los próximos días aumentara la contaminación del aire.
  • Health Services
    Published on November 1, 2019
    Health Services
    Although containment of the Kincade Fire is progressing and the skies appear clearer, changing weather conditions over the next few days will lead to increased air pollution.
  • Health Services
    Published on October 27, 2019
    Health Services

    A partir del domingo 27 de octubre de 2019, el condado de Sonoma emitirá un aviso de clima frío "código azul" en respuesta a la predicción del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional de niveles mínimos para la noche durante varios días en la próxima semana.

  • Health Services
    Published on October 27, 2019
    Health Services

    Effective Sunday, October 27, 2019, Sonoma County is issuing a “code blue” cold weather advisory in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for near freezing overnight lows for several days in the coming week.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 17, 2019
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) Field Nursing team was recently published in the academic journal Public Health Nursing featuring their work with families to recognize traumatic events, also known as a trauma-informed approach, in its home visiting program.
  • Health Services
    Published on August 30, 2019
    Health Services
    A Health Alert has been issued for lung injuries related to vaping cannabis, cannabis oils or nicotine products in Sonoma County after the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statewide Health Alert.
  • Health Services
    Published on July 29, 2019
    Health Services
    The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the selection of Emilia Gabriele as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective July 30, 2019.
  • Health Services
    Published on July 26, 2019
    Health Services
    The National Weather Service is forecasting hot temperatures throughout the region and in Sonoma County over the next few days. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s throughout the weekend, with cooler temperatures returning on Monday. Sonoma County will see the highest temperatures on Saturday, July 27 with several areas in the County moving into the orange and red level HeatRisk forecast.
  • Health Services
    Published on June 28, 2019
    Health Services
    The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program, known locally as California HOPE, administered in Sonoma County through the Department of Health Services, will be concluding June 30, 2019.
  • Health Services
    Published on June 10, 2019
    Health Services
    El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología pronostica temperaturas altas en toda la región y en el Condado de Sonoma en los próximos días. El clima las cálido será el lunes 10 de junio de 2019. Se espera que las temperaturas del interior alcancen los 90 grados más altos y los 100 grados más bajos, mientras que las temperaturas más cercanas a la costa se mantendrán más leves. Se predice que las temperaturas serán más frescas durante las horas de la noche.
  • Health Services
    Published on June 7, 2019
    Health Services
    The National Weather Service is forecasting hot temperatures throughout the region and in Sonoma County over the next few days. The hottest weather will be on Monday, June 10, 2019. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and low 100s while temperatures closer to the coast will remain milder.
  • Health Services
    Published on May 14, 2019
    Health Services
    En medio de los brotes actuales de sarampión a nivel estatal y nacional, la Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma, la Dra. Celeste Philip, envío una carta a los padres informándolos sobre la importancia de las vacunas para prevenir enfermedades.
  • Health Services
    Published on May 14, 2019
    Health Services
    In the midst of the current state and nationwide measles outbreaks, a letter informing parents on the importance of vaccinations to prevent illness was sent from Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Celeste Philip.
  • Health Services
    Published on May 8, 2019
    Health Services
    The Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self-Sufficiency (ACCESS) Sonoma County initiative received a 2019 Advantage Award from IBM Watson Health™ in the Consumer/Patient Outreach and Communications category.
  • Health Services
    Published on April 12, 2019
    Health Services
    This week Dr. Celeste Philip, MD, MPH, began serving as the County’s Health Officer after the Board of Supervisors appointed her following an extensive nationwide search.
  • Health Services
    Published on March 6, 2019
    Health Services
    El Oficial De Salud del Condado de Sonoma declaró una emergencia de salud local el martes debido a la escala de desechos peligrosos domésticos (HHW, por sus siglas en inglés) dispersos a lo largo de las vías acuáticas, en las carreteras, en propiedades públicas y privadas después de las inundaciones en el Condado por las tormentas de lluvia de la semana pasada.
  • Health Services
    Published on March 5, 2019
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Health Officer declared a local health emergency Tuesday due to the scale of household hazardous waste (HHW) scattered along the water ways, roadsides, and on public and private properties after flooding in the County from last week’s rain storms.
  • Health Services
    Published on January 9, 2019
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Mobile Support Team (MST), a crisis response program that supports local law enforcement responding to individuals experiencing a mental health emergency, is expanding its services beginning January 15, 2019.
  • Health Services
    Published on December 13, 2018
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County safety net departments accepted a $1 million grant to continue advancing the work of the Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self-Sufficiency (ACCESS) Sonoma County initiative from the Hewlett Foundation this week.
  • Health Services
    Published on November 26, 2018
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) selected Bill Carter, LCSW, as its new Behavioral Health Division Director after a competitive recruitment process.
  • Health Services
    Published on October 30, 2018
    Health Services
    Efforts to shift school commutes away from single-rider trips to more sustainable modes of transportation, such as walking, bicycling, carpooling, and public transit are making a difference at 12 Sonoma County high schools.
  • Health Services
    Published on October 1, 2018
    Health Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services invites members of the community to its Coffee with an ACO (Animal Control Officer) event on Wednesday October 3rd from 7:00 to 9:00 AM at Kaffe Mocha located at 397 Aviation Boulevard in Santa Rosa.

  • Health Services
    Published on August 10, 2018
    Health Services
    El Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Sonoma (DHS) reubicará los programas de Salud Mental basados en Santa Rosa a un solo centro que permite múltiples servicios y mayor accesibilidad en el área más poblada del Condado.
  • Health Services
    Published on August 9, 2018
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) will relocate its Santa Rosa-based Behavioral Health programs to a single campus that allows for multiple services and increased accessibility in the most populous area of the County.
  • Health Services
    Published on July 25, 2018
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) has received a $1 million grant to continue the California Helping Outreach Possibilities Empowering (HOPE) program, which delivers mental health services targeting those affected by the wildfires in October 2017.

  • Health Services
    Published on May 11, 2018
    Health Services

    Efforts to improve the health of youth and adults in Roseland through installation of water stations and education about sugar sweetened beverages may have led to a decrease in sugary drink consumption.

  • Health Services
    Published on March 15, 2018
    Health Services

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a news alert on March 13 about positive testing for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins in Sonoma County shellfish. The CDPH is “advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams, or whole scallops from Sonoma County.” The advisory does not apply to commercially sold shellfish from state-certified harvesters.

  • Health Services
    Published on February 13, 2018
    Health Services

    This Valentine’s Day, Bay Area health officials remind everyone who is sexually active to have a conversation with your primary care provider and to be screened regularly for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

  • Health Services
    Published on February 5, 2018
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department  of Health Services (DHS) has released the first in a series of surveillance reports, describing life expectancy and the leading causes of death and premature death across Sonoma County communities.

  • Health Services
    Published on February 2, 2018
    Health Services

    Flu activity in Sonoma County continues to be widespread. Every year, the flu sickens and kills thousands of Americans, and this year rates of illness in California and the rest of the country are trending moderately high. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged get a flu shot as soon as possible. The flu vaccine is available in Sonoma County and it is safe and effective.

  • Health Services
    Published on October 2, 2017
    Health Services

    Public health departments around the Bay Area are announcing that influenza season is beginning.

  • Health Services
    Published on August 1, 2017
    Health Services

    Bay Area health officials remind parents to ensure their children are vaccinated in time for the first day of school. State law requires vaccination for students without a medical exemption. Make your appointments today to ensure your children have all the required immunizations.

  • Health Services
    Published on July 26, 2017
    Health Services

    On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 DHS received test results indicating that a low-level of blue-green algae toxins are present in certain areas of the river. In accordance with state guidance, the level of toxin present is enough to trigger the posting of “Caution” signs. Signs in both English and Spanish will be posted at the ten major beaches along the Russian River.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 19, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) has been awarded the 2017 Local Health Department of the Year Award from the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO). The award recognizes and honors outstanding health department accomplishments. Sonoma County was selected as the Gold Level Recipient, the top honor, among counties with a population of 500,000 or more.
  • Health Services
    Published on July 12, 2017
    Health Services

    The Department of Health Services (DHS) is re-opening Monte Rio Beach after follow-up testing of samples taken showed diminished levels of coliform bacteria. DHS will remove the closure signs placed at the beach. The beach is open and safe to swim in.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on July 7, 2017
    Environmental Health & Safety

    Follow-up testing of samples taken from Monte Rio Beach continue to show elevated levels of coliform bacteria. The beach remains closed and signs advising the public to avoid swimming, wading or water contact remain posted in accordance with state guidelines.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on July 6, 2017
    Environmental Health & Safety

    Recent bacterial testing of Russian River beaches indicated elevated levels of coliform bacteria at Monte Rio Beach. Today, in accordance with state guidelines, the Department of Health Services (DHS) Environmental Health staff posted ‘warning-closure’ signs at the Monte Rio Beach. The closure sign advises the public “no swimming, wading or water contact” should occur at this location.

  • Health Services
    Published on June 1, 2017
    Health Services

    Summer is an ideal time to enjoy the variety of outdoor activities Sonoma County has to offer. However, for adults and children alike, additional risks for injury or illness are present, including heat-related illnesses, drowning, and diseases from bug bites.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on May 10, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today accepted a $3.5 million award from the California Department of Health Care Services to support new initiatives to improve childhood dental health. The Department of Health Services will administer and manage the grant program, titled Cavity Free Sonoma. 

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on April 24, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services is partnering with HALTER (Horse & Livestock Team Emergency Response) Project for this year’s Ranch Readiness Day.

  • Health Services
    Published on April 13, 2017
    Health Services

    My Care My Plan: Speak Up, Sonoma County is hosting local events as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day 2017 to inspire, educate, and empower the public and local healthcare providers about the importance of advance health care planning.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on March 31, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The annual County Health Rankings have been released, and Sonoma County is listed as the fifth healthiest county in California, making it one of the top mid-sized counties in the state. The list is produced collaboratively by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

  • Health Services
    Published on March 14, 2017
    Health Services

    On March 15 and 16, 2017, two community partners contracting with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division will be presenting at a statewide behavioral health summit.

  • Health Services
    Published on March 8, 2017
    Health Services

    Just released findings from statewide survey shows unhealthy products easily edge out healthier ones, and more retailers are now selling e-cigarettes and/or little cigars, popular among youth.

  • Health Services
    Published on March 1, 2017
    Health Services

    On Saturday, March 4, more than 100 low-income, mostly Spanish-speaking Latino families will visit Sonoma State University (SSU) to learn how they can make attending college possible for their children and themselves.

  • Health Services
    Published on February 15, 2017
    Health Services

    A trip to the dentist is as easy as A, B, C at three Santa Rosa City Schools elementary schools serving as test sites for simplifying state-mandated oral health screenings of kindergartners and for school-based delivery of dental care.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 8, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    Stepping Up is a national initiative sponsored by the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. Sonoma County joins at over 300 counties nationwide and 26 in California in this effort.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 7, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    On February 7, 2017, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors appointed Barbie Robinson as the Director of the Department of Health Services. Ms. Robinson served as the Interim Director of the Department since September 2016, and was previously the Assistant Director of the Department.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 26, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services reports no additional dogs have tested positive for the parvovirus. Today the shelter will be open for all adoptive services.

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