Public Health Department (PHD) Saturday, July 23, 2016

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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 ]

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
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$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 ]
Safe Food Handling Prevents Foodborne Illness
Salmonella, E. coli and Campylobacter are bacteria most commonly-recognized for causing an estimated 76 million cases of foodborne disease in the United States each year.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in six, or 48 million Americans, contracts a foodborne illness each year.  Of those that become sick, nearly 128,000 people will be hospitalized, and 3,000 will die as a result of their illness. [ Press Release ]
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 ]
Updated Communicable Disease Reporting List (2016)
This Provider Alert provides important information about new changes to the list of Mandatory Reportable Diseases and Conditions. [ Provider Alert ]
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