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.
Got your flu shot?
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is urging people to get a flu shot as influenza activity is increasing in the state and has reached "widespread levels" with three influenza deaths already reported. Take these familiar precautions: Stay home if you are sick; cover your cough and sneezes; wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. It’s not too late to get a flu shot, which is recommended for everyone over six months of age. Use this Vaccine Finder.
Townhall: Unfinished Business
Alameda and Contra Costa Counties’ Developmental Disabilities Councils, along with the Regional Center of the East Bay, are among the sponsors that will host a townhall meeting – Unfinished Business – on Feb. 10 in the State Building Auditorium, 1515 Clay St., Oakland. Among the topics discussed will be how to preserve California’s “commitment to provide services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities throughout their lifetime.” Services come from a combination of federal, state, county and local government agencies, private businesses, support groups and volunteers. Persons with disabilities, their families, providers, and policymakers are invited.