Public Health Department (PHD) Friday, August 26, 2016

News & Announcements

Community Health Assessment 2016
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department initiated a process to assess the health of our community and to identify priorities for improving health. Information from the health assessment provides insights into local health problems, identifies resources to improve health outcomes, and informs policy decision making. [ Report ]

How can we improve health in our community? Take the survey-[ English ]
¿Como podemos mejorar la salud de nuestra comunidad? 
Gracias por su colaboración con este cuestionario-[ Español ]

Public Health Strategic Plan
The Strategic Plan provides a 3 year roadmap for the Public Health Department and our work to improve the health of our communities. It outlines key strategies and priorities and was developed to be highly operational with specific actions and timelines. To accompany the Strategic Plan document is a video highlighting our services and our employees. [ Video and link to the Strategic Plan ]

Zika Virus Information -
Click here for Clinical, Testing and Public Health Notices
Haga clic aqui para obtener más información sobre el Zika

First Case of Travel-Associated Zika in Santa Barbara County
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department confirms that a Santa Barbara County resident has tested positive for Zika virus infection. The resident is a pregnant female who contracted the virus during travel to Central America. [ Press Release ]
“Beat the Heat” 2016
“Beat the Heat” brings FREE spay or neuter surgeries to Santa Barbara County cats at select agencies during the month of September. [ Press Release ]
Air Quality Watch Still in Effect for Santa Barbara County
Smoke Impacting Air Quality; Falling Ash throughout the County [ Press Release ] [ Spanish ]
Air Quality Statement
Potential impacts in Santa Barbara County from wildfires and high temperatures this summer [ Press Release ] [ Spanish ] [ Website ]
$60 Spay/Neuter Package Deal
“Dog Days of August,” $60 Spay/Neuter Package Deal For Santa Barbara County’s Responsible Pet Owner. [ Press Release ] [ Spanish ]
Clinician Health Advisory Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease among Adult Males in Southern California
Please see the health advisory regarding the outbreak of meningococcal disease among adult males in Southern California. We encourage you to distribute it further as you deem appropriate. [ Advisory ]
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