Public Health Department (PHD) Saturday, October 03, 2015

News & Announcements

Dogs Playing for Life!
"Dogs Playing for Life" program promotes healthy behavior in shelter dogs. [ Press Release ]
Hospital Influenza Order 2015
 In an effort to protect the public during influenza season, the PHD is issuing a Health Officer Order for an influenza vaccination programs at all hospitals within Santa Barbara County, effective November 1, 2015. [ Influenza Vaccination Order ] [ FAQ for Hospitals ]
Provider Alert- Clinical Strategy in Acute Coronary Syndrome
In 2010, the Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency started our Countywide ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) System. Paramedics perform 12-lead ECGs and transport all patients with a STEMI directly to one of our two STEMI Receiving Centers – Marian Regional Medical Center and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital - for immediate treatment. [ Provider Alert ]
“Love-A-Bull Fix-A-Bull” – FREE Spay/Neuter Campaign
In honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Month, the Responsible Pet Ownership (RPO) Alliance is offering FREE spay/neuter services for Pit Bulls or Pit Bull mixes throughout the month of October along with free rabies vaccinations and a $10 microchip as a part of our “Love-A-Bull, Fix-A-Bull” Campaign. This special will be open to the first 150 Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes signed up. Owners must be residents of Santa Barbara County to qualify. [ Press Release ]
Health Officer Order Rescinded
Santa Barbara County Health Officer, Charity Dean, MD, MPH, has rescinded the Health Officer Order closing the medical office of Dr. Allen Thomashefsky.  This action follows a number of measures that have been implemented to assure infection control practices are maintained at the medical office. [ Press Release ]
Staying Cool This Summer
Keeping cool when temperatures reach record highs isn't just about comfort.  Dangerously high temperatures can result in heat‐related illnesses ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  The following tips can help you keep cool all summer. [ Click here ]
Assessing the Health of our Community
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is initiating a comprehensive health assessment of our community.  The purpose of the assessment is to understand the current health needs of residents in Santa Barbara County and to help identify where and how we can improve the health of our community. [ Press Release ]
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