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Public Health & Wellness Fair April 8

Public Health & Wellness Fair April 8

In celebration of National Public Health Week, April 6-12, the Yolo County Health Services Department invites the community to attend this year’s annual Public Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The fair will be held in the parking lot on the southeast corner of Beamer and Cottonwood Streets in Woodland.

“We welcome all residents to join us for our Public Health & Wellness Fair on April 8,” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair Matt Rexroad.  “This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the services and programs our county Health Services Department and partners offer that can enrich the health and well-being of our communities now, and into the future.”

Grant Funds Traffic Safety/Underage Drinking Prevention Projects

Grant Funds Traffic Safety/Underage Drinking Prevention Projects

The Yolo County Department of Health Services Friday Night Live partnership has received a grant for $5,000 to support FNL youth leaders in their implementation of campaigns to address traffic safety / underage drinking issues in their community.  The funding, provided through the California Friday Night Live Partnership, with a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will allow youth to lead projects that will engage peers, their families and communities around these important issues.

Firefighter Survival Training

Firefighter Survival Training

West Sacramento Fire Dept. crews have been participating in annual firefighter survival training during February. The training challenges firefighters to practice emergency calls for help, deploy rescue teams, and perform self-rescue techniques. ... Read More

Calistoga Hosts Mudder of All Weekends Girlfriend Getaway Event

Calistoga Hosts Mudder of All Weekends Girlfriend Getaway Event

The Calistoga Chamber of Commerce today announces a brand new event to the area, “Mudder of All Weekends,” taking place Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, 2015. The weekend-long experience includes a scavenger hunt, Pretty Muddy 5K fun run, restaurant and bar crawl, lodging and spa specials, yoga and dining offerings. The event is open to women, ages 14 and older.

A variety of lodging and spa properties in Calistoga are getting in on the action by offering Mudder of All Weekends packages featuring special room rates and spa deals, respectively. In addition, throughout the weekend participants will have access to Pretty Muddy menu specials and the chance to judge “dirtiest drink in town”.

The fun kicks off on Friday, March 27 with the “Scavenge Mud City” scavenger hunt. Calistoga businesses are extending their hours as guests hunt through the city, and race to see their name top the real-time leaderboard.

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

By Yolo County Health Officer Constance Caldwell, M.D.

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, which is a great time for parents to think about their children’s oral health.  Here is some dental-related information to chew on to ensure the health of your child’s mouth now and into the future:

Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

With influenza season still upon us, it’s not too late to protect yourself from catching the flu. So take a shot with the Kings.

 

Kaiser Permanente is teaming up with the Sacramento Kings to offer the best defense against the flu – vaccination – at a special event Tuesday, February 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring small forward Rudy Gay, Slamson and the Sacramento Kings dancers. Kaiser Permanente doctors are the team physicians of the Sacramento Kings.

Free flu shots will be available to the community at Kaiser Permanente Point West Medical Offices, 1650 Response Road, Sacramento, 95815 (across Exposition Boulevard from Cal Expo). Gay will sign autographs for the first 150 fans from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Parking will be on-site and free.

Anyone in need of a flu shot is encouraged to attend the event, which is open to nonmembers and members of Kaiser Permanente.

Measles Vaccine Available Through Immunization Program

Measles Vaccine Available Through Immunization Program

In response to the ongoing measles outbreak in California, the Yolo County Health Services Department’s Immunization Program has received special doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine to be used in children and adults for outbreak control and prevention efforts, regardless of insurance status.  The vaccine is available to residents during the program’s weekly Monday clinics and to community clinics running low on the vaccine.

The current supply of the MMR vaccine in California is adequate.  As of today, there are no known cases of measles in Yolo County.  Individuals unsure of their immunization status, should discuss with their medical provider the need to be vaccinated. 

Yolo County residents may attend the Health Services Department’s regularly scheduled immunization clinics for the MMR vaccine, flu shots and other vaccines as follows:

1st Monday of each month, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
500B Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento