We recognize that residents are more than mere consumers of public health services. In addition to health services, our health department is involved in a variety of community-based activities that engage residents in the planning, evaluation and implementation of health activities in their communities. Many of those services and activities are profiled on this site.
Preventing Perinatal Hepatitis B
Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention aims to stop the transmission of the Hepatitis B virus to newborn infants whose mothers are chronically infected. To do that, our staff reaches out to those moms, their families and household contacts who may need Hep B medical screening and evaluation, as well as their medical providers. These services are offered during pregnancy and during/after delivery. To learn more about what pregnant women should know regarding Hepatitis B to protect their health and that of their baby, view one of these videos in English | Spanish | Cantonese.
Let's Get Healthy Calfornia
The California departments of Health & Human Services Agency, and Public Health have announced the second annual Innovation Challenge from Let’s Get Healthy California. This statewide collaborative effort encourages community and health advocates to share ideas and projects they are working on that can help achieve healthier outcomes for California residents. Let’s Get Healthy invites community, human services advocates, health care providers, community and faith-based organizations, non-profits, and visionary practitioners to submit solutions and ideas for Innovation Challenge 2.0 by Oct. 12. Visit the Let’s Get Healthy California website or email LGHC@cdph.ca.gov for more details.