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University of California Medical Centers Identified as Priority Hospitals

University of California Medical Centers Identified as Priority Hospitals

Oct. 24, 2014 - Though there are no confirmed or suspect cases of Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) in California, today the University of California Office of the President informed the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ..... Read More

Handwashing: the Best Way to Wash and When to Sanitize

Handwashing: the Best Way to Wash and When to Sanitize

Jody Villecco

Get ready — we’re heading into prime cold and flu season!

Here are some hand-washing tips to help reduce your odds of being one of the 5 to 20% of Americans who come down with flu each year.

The Dreaded Spread

People with flu can “share” it with others up to six feet away. Flu viruses spread mainly through tiny droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or be deposited onto surfaces or objects... Read More

Health & Human Services Winters Service Center Grand Opening Nov. 13

Health & Human Services Winters Service Center Grand Opening Nov. 13

The Yolo County departments of Employment & Social Services and Health Services invite the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Yolo County Health & Human Services Winters Service Center, located at 111 East Grant Avenue in Winters, on Thursday, November 13 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Winters Service Center opened its doors on October 20 to provide employment services; eligibility services for CalFresh, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal and other public assistance programs; children’s mental health services (two days per week); and beginning January 1, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services (two days per month).

Emergency Medical Services in Which We Can All Take Pride

Emergency Medical Services in Which We Can All Take Pride

By Kristin Weivoda, Yolo County EMS Administrator

Have you ever needed an ambulance in Yolo County?  Or ever wondered how the program works?

The program – emergency medical services, or EMS – is a type of emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport to definitive care and other medical transport of patients with illnesses or injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.  In short, paramedic/ambulance service.

Each county in California is authorized to develop an EMS program and a local EMS agency that oversees the delivery of such services within its geographical boundaries.  Until last year, Yolo County was part of a multi-county EMS agency.  On July 1, 2013, Yolo County implemented its own independent local EMS agency to meet and serve the needs of Yolo County residents, and thus, became one of 33 local EMS agencies in California.

Yolo County Flu Vaccination Clinics

Yolo County Flu Vaccination Clinics

The Yolo County Health Services Department will be holding the following seasonal influenza vaccination clinics this fall:

Tuesday, October 14, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Riverbend Community Room, 664 Cummins Way in West Sacramento

Tuesday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street in Davis

Saturday, November 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento

Wednesday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Woodland Senior & Community Center, 2001 East Street in Woodland.    

With the exception of the November 22 clinic, which is free, a $10 administrative fee will be requested.  Those unable to pay will not be turned away. 

In addition to getting a flu shot, everyone should also follow these simple steps to avoid the flu:

Project Pink 5K

Project Pink 5K
Project Pink 5K
10-25-2014 - 10-25-2014
Change of Pace
http://changeofpace.com/project-pink-5k/project-pink-5k-registration/
Admission: Adults (ages 13+) $30 Children (ages 0-12) $20
 
(530) 757-2012
info@changeofpace.com
http://changeofpace.com/project-pink-5k/project-pink-5k-registration/
Start Time(s): Sat 5pm
Join for a 5K walk or run to support Project Pink and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden will host two garden events in September, both free, sponsored by Yolo County Health Services Department and open to all.

On Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., expert canner Rick Boyd will be teaching a class on preserving tomatoes from the garden.  This class will cover the basics of water bath canning, making sauces and making tomato jam.  Pre-registration is required by noon on September 5.

Yolo County will celebrate the garden’s one-year anniversary on Friday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The celebration will feature fresh foods from the garden, a showcase of garden successes in the past year and an opportunity to learn about the various activities and programs the garden offers.  Join the garden staff, community gardeners, Yolo County leaders and community supporters for this festive event.  RSVP preferred.