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October 5, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Request for Proposals for Sonoma County Mental Health Patients’ Rights Advocate

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services (Department), Behavioral Health Division (BHD) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Sonoma County Mental Health Patients’ Rights Advocate to support the Department’s mission to promote, protect, and ensure access to services to support the health, recovery, and well-being of all in Sonoma County. Read full story


September 27, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Conference to celebrate Sonoma County community health workers

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is hosting a conference to celebrate the community health workers and promotoras in Sonoma County for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full story


September 26, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County to fund mobile behavioral health crisis responders

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today authorized nearly $2.5 million in grant money to fund behavioral health mobile crisis teams in four cities. Read full story


September 9, 2022 | Department of Health Services

New COVID-19 booster shots available in Sonoma County

Updated COVID-19 booster shots specifically formulated to protect against the highly contagious omicron variant are now available in Sonoma County. Read full story


September 8, 2022 | Department of Health Services

RFP for Animal Services Veterinarian

The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposal for an Animal Service Veterinarian for the Department of Health Services, Public Health Division. Read full story


September 6, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County health officials extend heat alert through Thursday evening

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services has extended a Heat Alert through 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, in response to the National Weather Service’s Excessive Heat Warning for the Bay Area. Read full story


September 1, 2022 | Department of Health Services

COVID-19 booster shots temporarily on hold until new booster shots arrive in Sonoma County

The administration of COVID-19 booster shots is temporarily on hold in Sonoma County pending delivery of new updated boosters formulated to target the omicron variant. The California Department of Public Health on Wednesday advised providers to discontinue administering the original boosters after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the new booster formula for people 12 and older and removed the authorization for the original vaccine for booster doses for the same age range. Read full story


August 31, 2022 | Department of Health Services

County of Sonoma health officials issue heat alert

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services has issued a Heat Alert in response to the National Weather Service’s Excessive Heat Warning for the Bay Area from 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Read full story


August 15, 2022 | Department of Health Services

County of Sonoma health officials issue heat alert

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services has issued a Heat Alert in response to the National Weather Service’s Excessive Heat Warning for the inland areas from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, August 16. Read full story


August 9, 2022 | Department of Health Services

Peer Support Certification Scholarships

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is offering scholarship opportunities, through CalMHSA, for peers who want to seek certification as Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists. Read full story