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Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Click HERE for details and to register!

When: Sunday, August 17, 2014, Registration: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Ending Event: 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

2014 Weekly Challenge #28: Random Acts of Kindness

2014 Weekly Challenge #28:  Random Acts of Kindness

Being kind is probably a part of your every day life. After all, you have to be nice, in general, to get what you want and to keep the people you love happy.

But what about being kind simply for the sake of being kind? What about doing something kind for someone you don't need anything from, or even someone you don't know?

Practicing kindness, and passing it on to others encourages other to do the same thing. If we're all being kind, and doing kind things for each other, the world is bound to be a better place. And doing something nice for someone "just because" creates a feel good moment for the giver and recipient!... Read More

Weekly walking club kicks off Thursday in downtown Sacramento

Weekly walking club kicks off Thursday in downtown Sacramento

Back by popular demand, Kaiser Permanente’s Walk to Thrive walking club resumes for a new season Thursday in downtown Sacramento when the Capitol Mall Farmers Market reopens for the season. By walking a mile with a Kaiser Permanente physician, downtown employees can get their exercise, health information and produce all in one stop each week.

The program provides a chance for people working downtown to leave their desks and take part in coordinated walk through downtown Sacramento. It’s an easy, fun and low impact way to get exercise during their work day. A different Kaiser Permanente physician will lead the walk each week and be available to answer health questions.

The kickoff event on May 8 will begin at 10am, followed by the walk at 11:45am. Sacramento Kings dancers and Kings mascot Slamson will be there to meet and greet all the walkers.

Healthy Yolo Regional Reports, Spanish Translations and Videos Available

Healthy Yolo Regional Reports, Spanish Translations and Videos Available

The Healthy Yolo Community Health Assessment has been broken down into seven regional reports, which include video presentations and Spanish translations, and all are now available on www.HealthyYolo.org.

Healthy Yolo is an effort of the Yolo County Health Department that aims to engage and mobilize residents to: come together to understand the specific health concerns and strengths of the community; identify and prioritize goals and strategies to address public health issues; strengthen the public health system; and ultimately improve the quality of life for all in Yolo County.

Community Health Assessment & Related Public Forums

Community Health Assessment & Related Public Forums

The Yolo County Health Department, through the Healthy Yolo campaign, is working on the Healthy Yolo 2014 Community Health Assessment.  The Community Health Assessment is the process used to examine the health of Yolo County and to identify areas where organizations, policy-makers and residents can work together to improve our community’s health.  Gathering and reviewing statistical information, such as the rate of deaths from heart disease and prevalence of risk factors that affect health outcomes, is complete.  The next step is to share this information with residents and seek their input regarding the health of our community.

2014 Weekly Challenge #12: Declutter and get ready to SWAP!

2014 Weekly Challenge #12: Declutter and get ready to SWAP!

2014 Weekly Challenge #12: Declutter and get ready to SWAP!

This week’s challenge is to de-clutter your closets!

The Mama Bootcamp Clothing Swap is coming soon - Sunday May 4, 2014 to be exact!  Clear your closet and bring clothing to your  Bootcamp Coach.  All the Mamas will be given an opportunity to "shop" through the donated items on May 4 and take what they need to fit their healthier bodies.  You don't need to donate to shop, but the more donations we have, the more variety and opportunity there will be.

Public Health & Wellness Fair April 10

Public Health & Wellness Fair April 10

In celebration of National Public Health Week, April 7-14, the Yolo County Health Department invites the community to attend this year’s Public Health & Wellness Fair on Thursday April 10 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

This free, family-friendly event includes bike helmet fittings and traffic safety games, car seat inspections, blood pressure screenings, healthy eating activities and food samples, Sidewalk CPR activities, rides on the smoothie bike, and much more.  Residents are encouraged to walk, bike, stroll or roll over to the fair and find out how public health services in Yolo County can help make America the healthiest nation in one generation.

“Join us April 10 to find out how you can take preventive measures, both big and small, in your families, neighborhoods, workplaces and schools to live longer and healthier lives,” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair Don Saylor.