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Countywide Homeless Program

Countywide Homeless Program

Yolo County is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Dickinson as the county’s new full-time homeless program coordinator.  Ms. Dickinson has most recently served as an analyst in the County Administrator’s Office.

The homeless program coordinator is a newly created position that will focus on coordination and expansion of the countywide homeless system, as well as supervising the newly created Homeless Services Unit in the county’s recently formed Health & Human Services Agency.  The unit will also include:

Public health urges prenatal immunization to combat rertussis risk

Public health urges prenatal immunization to combat rertussis risk

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith warned parents about the continued dangers of pertussis (whooping cough)... Read More

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $100,000 to organizations serving West Sacramento

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $100,000 to organizations serving West Sacramento

Kaiser Permanente in Greater Sacramento has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities. That includes nearly $100,000 to organizations serving West Sacramento.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Overall, the grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities serving the greater Sacramento community. That includes $140,000 in funds to organizations serving the Elk Grove area.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Overall, the grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.

Spring Allergies Got You Down? Try Oil Pulling!

Spring Allergies Got You Down? Try Oil Pulling!

By Erica Root 

Erica Root

I don’t think my sinuses have been completely cleared since I moved to Sacramento nearly five years ago. First came the allergies, then came the chronic sinus infection because I couldn’t manage to keep my raging allergies under control. 

Recently my pain escalated to the point where I had to seek medical attention. While antibiotics instantly relieved some of my worse symptoms: severe headaches, exhaustion, and nausea, it all came back within 36 hours of finishing my prescription. With my doctor reluctant to prescribe me additional antibiotics, I began scouring the internet for alternative ways to manage my issues, which were starting to impact my daily life. ... Read More

Can You Spare a Pint of Blood?

Can You Spare a Pint of Blood?

 

Give a pint, save a life!

The City of West Sacramento is hosting a blood drive, Thursday, May 28 at the Civic Center parking lot, 1110 West Capitol Ave. A Sacramento BloodSource mobile coach will be parked for appointments, 9 a.m.-2 p.m... Read More

May 31 World No Tobacco Day

May 31 World No Tobacco Day

Every year, communities around the world mark May 31 as ‘World No Tobacco Day’, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.  In commemoration of the event, the Yolo County Tobacco Prevention Program invites residents to join in their efforts to stamp out tobacco use in Yolo County.

“Tobacco use is still the number one cause for preventable deaths worldwide,” said Yolo County Health Officer Constance Caldwell, M.D.  “Every year, over 40,000 Californians, 480,000 Americans and 6 million people worldwide die due to tobacco-related illnesses.  Regrettably, many who die will not be smokers themselves, but instead, were put at risk due to secondhand smoke.  Now, with electronic cigarettes enabling more and more youth to get hooked on nicotine, it will take the support of the entire Yolo County community to fight back against all deadly and addictive tobacco products.”