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May 31 World No Tobacco Day

May 31 World No Tobacco Day

Every year, communities around the world mark May 31 as ‘World No Tobacco Day’, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.  In commemoration of the event, the Yolo County Tobacco Prevention Program invites residents to join in their efforts to stamp out tobacco use in Yolo County.

“Tobacco use is still the number one cause for preventable deaths worldwide,” said Yolo County Health Officer Constance Caldwell, M.D.  “Every year, over 40,000 Californians, 480,000 Americans and 6 million people worldwide die due to tobacco-related illnesses.  Regrettably, many who die will not be smokers themselves, but instead, were put at risk due to secondhand smoke.  Now, with electronic cigarettes enabling more and more youth to get hooked on nicotine, it will take the support of the entire Yolo County community to fight back against all deadly and addictive tobacco products.”

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.