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August 18, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Lead Poisoning is 100% Preventable

Preventing lead exposure in pregnancy also helps keep children safe from lead exposure. Read full story

August 11, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Bodyfeeding and Human Milk? This is an opportunity to become more inclusive.

Learn more about inclusive language, effective pumping, continuity of care, safe sleep and mental health with these breast/chestfeeding articles and webinars. Read full story

August 04, 2021 | Department of Health Services

Combo Feeding - Word on the Street is Rates Are Up.

Has the stress of COVID-19 lowered exclusive breastfeeding rates? Or is it a lack of support? Or something else altogether? Read full story

February 09, 2021 | Department of Health Services

The State of Tobacco Control 2021

The State of Tobacco Control 2021 - 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

August 31, 2020 | Department of Health Services

SoCo COVID-19 Check

SoCo COVID-19 Check is an app that helps Sonoma county employees and employers prevent and mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus.  Each day, before starting work, employees complete a 30-second self-assessment for COVID-19 related symptoms and potential exposure to the virus. Read full story

July 24, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Public Notice Healdsburg Transfer Station

The Healdsburg Transfer Station site operates under a Solid Waste Facility Permit issued by the LEA.  The operator has filed an application for a Report of Facility Information (RFI) amendment with the LEA.  The RFI describes the design and operation of the facility. Read full story

June 28, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Blue-Green Algae Caution Signs Posted at Salmon Creek Lagoon in Bodega Bay

Nowthat Summer is here and recreation on the local waterways is increasing, theSonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) and the State Water ResourcesControl Board request the public be mindful of freshwater harmful algal blooms(HABs) in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Recreating in waterways contaminatedwith HABs can cause illness, and is especially harmful to children and pets. Read full story

February 25, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Public Notice for Registration Permit for Pruitt Transload Facility

Public Notice is Hereby Given, In compliance with AB1497 and California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 27 Section 21660.3, that the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) is processing a Registration Permit for Sonoma County Waste Solutions, LLC. Read full story

February 11, 2020 | Department of Health Services

Adoptable Pets of the Week - February 10, 2020

Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you? Read full story

November 01, 2019 | Department of Health Services

Animal Services Updates - November 1, 2019

AnimalServices mission continues to be providing highquality and compassionate care for our community’s domestic animals andlivestock. In the wake of the fires, our work has focused on the rescue,recovery and reunification of animals affected by the fires (and has not been limitedto domestic animals and livestock). Read full story