Public Health Department (PHD) Saturday, December 10, 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 ]

  • News & Announcements

    Outstanding Policy Award For Safe Drug Disposal Program
    Santa Barbara County’s Safe Drug Disposal Program has received an Outstanding Policy/Legislative Advancement Award from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). The award recognizes the County’s collaborative work with five other counties to advance Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy for unwanted household medications. [ Press Release ]
    Health Matters Newsletter - December 2016
    Pregnancy-Related Medi-Cal; Nutrition News; Sexually Transmitted Infections; Epidemiology Program Updates [ Newsletter ]
    New Menu Labeling Requirements
    Effective December 1, 2016, all chain restaurants with 20 or more locations are required to provide nutrition information related to standard menu items.  All menus, menu boards, and drive through menu boards at qualified retail food businesses must include calorie content adjacent to the menu items and expanded nutritional information must be available in written form upon request. [ Press Release ]
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