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Healthy Yolo Community Health Status and Community Themes & Strengths Assessments Now Available

Healthy Yolo Community Health Status and Community Themes & Strengths Assessments Now Available

The Yolo County Health Department, through the Healthy Yolo campaign, has completed two additional community health assessments: the Community Health Status Assessment and the Community Themes & Strengths Assessment.  The Community Health Status Assessment provides a comprehensive look at the health status and contributing factors within Yolo County.  The Community Themes & Strengths Assessment is the result of survey responses asking Yolo County residents to identify health issues that are important to them, their perceptions of the quality of life in their community, and community strengths and assets.  The assessment reports are now available at www.HealthyYolo.org.

Public Defender’s Office Raises Money for Local Homeless Shelter

Public Defender’s Office Raises Money for Local Homeless Shelter

The used clothing drive, sponsored by the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office, has officially come to a close.  Everything collected was sold by the pound to California Clothing Recyclers and 100% of the proceeds went directly to Fourth & Hope, Woodland’s only cold weather homeless shelter whose mission is to change lives by providing a continuum of care for hungry and homeless individuals and families.    

Clarksburg library renovation underway

Clarksburg library renovation underway

Renovation of the Clarksburg Branch Library will began on Monday, ..... Read More

ePetting Zoo at Davis library, Feb. 22

ePetting Zoo at Davis library, Feb. 22

Yolo County's Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at ..... Read More

Woodland pool finally open again, over $1 million including Measure E money spent

Woodland pool finally open again, over $1 million including Measure E money spent

The Brooks Pool Swim Center improvements are complete. Grand reopening ..... Read More

Healthy Yolo Forces of Change Assessment Now Available

Healthy Yolo Forces of Change Assessment Now Available

Recently, the Yolo County Health Department, through the Healthy Yolo campaign, conducted a work session to assess the threats and opportunities around forces of change in relation to the public health system.  The resulting Forces of Change Assessment report is now available at www.HealthyYolo.org.

Healthy Yolo is a long-term systematic effort to improve community health.  Since July, Healthy Yolo has been engaging the community to share and together understand the specific health concerns and strengths of the community, prioritize public health issues, and determine goals and strategies to achieve a healthier Yolo County.  

Play & Learn Workshops at the Winters Community Library in March

The Winters Community Library, a branch of the Yolo County Library system, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, will host a four-part parenting workshop for the parents and caregivers of children ages 1 to 4 in March. The series will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in March (March 6, 13, 20 and 27).

During the series, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers will have the opportunity to play together with developmentally appropriate toys, learn together with an early childhood specialist, and get to know other parents in the community with like-aged children.  Dramatic play, music and art, gross and fine motor skills, as well as books and puppet play will be incorporated into the series.  Presenters will include a pediatrician, an occupational therapist, a child psychologist and a nutritionist.