National Public Health Week
This week is National Public Health Week. According to the Center for Disease Control, Public Health is credited with adding 25 years to the life expectancy of people living in the United States, yet few people know the role Public Health plays in keeping them safe and healthy.  Public Health achievements from the last century help keep people healthy everyday of their lives, achievements such as: vaccinations, motor-vehicle safety, safer workplaces, control of infectious disease, decline in deaths from chronic diseases, safer and healthier foods, healthier mothers and babies, family planning, fluoridation of drinking water, and recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard.

Sacramento County’s Division of Public Health works to improve the health of our community every day. The Immunization Assistance Program distributed over 7000 flu vaccines this year through a series of community flu clinics. The program also works with the community to educate residents on the importance of getting vaccinated. The Public Health Emergency Preparedness team continually prepares and trains for potential public health disasters, such as: pandemic flu, floods, and bio-terrorism. And the Disease Control and Epidemiology program works tirelessly to monitor and control communicable disease in Sacramento County.

The Chronic Disease Prevention Program works to educate the community on nutrition, the need for daily physical activity, and tobacco prevention and cessation. Through education the program strives to reduce the health and economic impact of chronic disease on the Sacramento Community. Though strides in Public Health have led to a decline in deaths from chronic diseases, particularly from coronary heart disease and stroke, chronic diseases are still the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems in America. One of the most common causes of chronic disease is lack of physical activity, more than one-third of all adults do not meet the recommendations. Public Health research shows that if 10 percent of adults began walking regularly, heart disease costs could be reduced by $5.6 billion and a sustained 10 percent weight loss could reduce an overweight person’s medical cost by about $5,300.

Americans have continued to live healthier and longer lives thanks to the hard work and preventative health measures put in place by Public Health. Just in the last century, Public Health has added 25 years to our lifespan. Imagine how long we will live in the next 100 years. So, let’s celebrate the dedicated people in Public Health who work to improve our health and quality of life every day.

Sacramento County Mental Health Project Aims to Stop Stigma
Look around you – at work, at church, at the grocery store, in the park, during your next family gathering.  Someone you know is probably living with mental illness right now and you do not even know about it. Why? Because the shame and discrimination that surrounds mental illness can keep people from speaking out or seeking help.

Emergency Medical Services Policies, Procedures and Protocols​

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Serves aged, blind, or disabled persons who are unable to perform activities of daily living and cannot remain safely in their own homes without help.

County Medically Indigent Services Program (CMISP)
Provides health care to individuals who are not otherwise eligible for healthcare programs such as Medi-Cal, Medicare or private health insurance.

Ordering Certified Copies of Birth & Death
Vital Records can assist you in obtaining a birth or death certificate.

Adult Protective Services
Maintains the health and safety of elderly and dependent adults who are victims of abuse or neglect.

Clinic Services
Provides primary health care services to medically indigent adults and eligible adults.

Sacramento County is a state licensed adoption agency. The children available are dependents of juvenile court.

Report Child Abuse
In an immediate emergency please call 9-1-1.

Report Senior or Dependent Adult Abuse
In an immediate emergency please call 9-1-1.

How to File a Complaint

Ordering Certified Copies of Birth & Death
Vital Records can assist you in obtaining a birth or death certificate.

CHDP Medi-Cal Provider List and Related Information

Child Protective Services Relative Notification
If you are related to a child you believe to have been removed from his/her parent/guardian, you could be of help to the child and parent/guardian.

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