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January 25, 2018 | Department of Health Services

The State of Tobacco Control 2018

The State of Tobacco Control 2018 - California Local Grades report looks at county and municipal codes in key areas of tobacco control that protect their citizens from the burden of tobacco. Read full story


January 10, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Animal Services Updates

Happy New Year! While we are still in recovery mode following the fires, we have had some time to reflect on our work in the immediate response to the fires. Read full story


January 10, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Tickets Available for the19th Annual Paws for Love Charity Event

Animal Services is a proud partner of the Paws for Love Foundation who sponsors adoptions for senior citizens and veterans! Join Paws for Love at their annual Gala on February 10, 2018 to continue to support their advocacy and charity which directly benefits shelter animals! Read full story


January 2, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Flu Season is Here...Get Vaccinated!

Influenza season is beginning – it is important to get vaccinated every year. Everyone six months and older needs a flu shot. Read full story


December 22, 2017 | Department of Health Services

Public Notice for Registration Permit for Recology Sonoma Marin

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN, In compliance with AB1497 and California Code of Regulations(CCR), Title 27 Section 21660.3, that the Sonoma County Department of HealthServices, Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) is processing aRegistration Permit for Recology Sonoma Marin. Read full story


December 21, 2017 | Department of Health Services

Self Care Health Advisory

Sonoma County and its residents have faced unprecedented trauma in the face of the recent October fires. The Sonoma County Department of Health Services wants to encourage our community to take care of themselves this holiday season by being attuned to the needs of our minds and bodies. Read full story


December 21, 2017 | Department of Health Services

Health Advisory: Hepatitis A Outbreaks in California; Prevention Recommendations

This is an update to the September 2017 Hepatitis A Outbreak health advisory. Read full story


December 18, 2017 | Department of Health Services

Health Advisory: Managing Stress After a Disaster

Due to the traumatic events of the October firestorm, many Sonoma County residents are experiencing stress reactions consistent with an exposure to a disaster.We are encouraging all health care providers in the community to be aware of the mental health needs of their patients and to provide appropriate support. Please review the Health Advisory for more information, specific requested actions and resources. Read full story


September 28, 2017 | Department of Health Services

Health Advisory: Hepatitis A Outbreaks in California; Prevention Recommendations

Currently, we have no outbreak associated casesof hepatitis A in Sonoma County. However, several California counties (San Diego, Santa Cruz, and Los Angeles) are reporting outbreaks of genotype IB strains of hepatitis A virus (HAV) among individuals who are homeless and/or using illicit drugs. Additional California counties, Arizona and Utah are reporting cases associated with the outbreaks. Read full story


September 1, 2017 | Department of Health Services

Public Notice for Registration Permit for PRS Recycling Direct Transfer Operation

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, In compliance with AB1497 and CaliforniaCode of Regulations (CCR), Title 27 Section 21660.3, that the Sonoma CountyDepartment of Health Services, Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) isprocessing a Registration Permit for Pacific Recycling Solutions, Inc. Read full story