is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) awareness month. To learn more
about SIDS and how to reduce the risk visit the
Centers for Disease Control. Start now by always placing babies on
their backs to sleep.
Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Prevention
In the United States, Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome (SIDS) is the major cause of death in infants from one
month to one year of age. SIDS happens to families of all
social, ethnic and economic groups. Most SIDS deaths occur when
babies are between two and four months of age.
Currently there is no known way to prevent SIDS. But
after many years of research, we do know that babies sleep safer
when placed on their back on a firm surface. Since the early
1990’s when the United States initiated the Back to Sleep
Campaign the number of SIDS deaths has dropped by over 50
percent. The links below contain
brochures on the top 10 ways to reduce a child's risk of SIDS.
With California facing one of the most severe
droughts on record, Governor Brown declared a drought State of Emergency
in January and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to
prepare for water shortages. For
more information see California's Drought Information Page by clicking
here. For tips on how you can help conserve water
see California's Save Our Water page by clicking
Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne disease that was originally
found in Africa. Most often, WNV is spread by the bite of an
infected mosquito. Mosquitoes are WNV carriers ("vectors") that
become infected when they feed on infected birds. Infected
mosquitoes can then spread WNV to humans and other animals when they
bite. See California Department of Public Health's
Nile Virus Page for more information.
West Nile Virus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) answers
deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people in the
United States succumb to extreme heat.
An information sheet on how to protect your health
during a hot weather can be found
Additional information can be found on CDC's Extreme Heat and Your
Health page located
Nurse Referral Form
Public Health Nurses are registered
nurses who can support pregnant women and new parents, connect
people to social services support, and inform participants of
resources available to them in the community. A Public
Health Nurse can assist you with public health needs such as
Immunizations, Breastfeeding, Prenatal Care, and dental care. If
you are interested, please complete the referral form available
here and turn it in. A Public Health Nurse will
contact you soon!
Public Health Division Clinic Hours and Services
Clinic Location: Yuba County Health &
Human Services, Public Health Clinic, 5730 Packard Ave., Suite
Clinic Hours: Tuesdays &
Fridays from 8:30 to 11:30 am and 1:00 to 4:30 pm.
We accept cash or
checks. We do not accept credit cards, debit cards, or
insurance (including Medi-Cal, Medi-Care or CMSP).
For details on Public Health Clinic
Services call (530) 749-6366.
Yuba County Tobacco Education Coalition wants
Let's work together to promote a TOBACCO FREE COMMUNITY! We
have the power to make a difference for a healthier future. A
Tobacco Education Coalition meeting schedule is available
Yuba County Tobacco Cessation
Helping people quit smoking is a priority for Yuba County
Public Health. Information on how to contact our tobacco
cessation program is below. For information on tobacco
use, tobacco-associated health problems and cessation
information for Yuba County residents, a Smoking Cessation Fact
Sheet is available
Yuba County Public Health also has a new tobacco cessation
website page which can be accessed here.
Ask for Tobacco Cessation/Smoking Cessation Staff
5730 Packard Ave, Suite 100
Map To Location
Marysville, CA 95901
No-Cost Smoking Cessation Classes are Available
View the Schedule in English
View the Schedule in Spanish
View the Schedule in Hmong
Additional Classes will be scheduled on an as needed basis.
Self-help materials are available. Referrals to treatment
are available. Services are provided at no-cost. Languages
served: English, Spanish and Hmong.
The California Smokers' Helpline is a telephone program that can help
you quit smoking. Helpline services are free, funded by the California
Department of Public Health and by First 5 California. The Helpline has
been in operation since 1992. Every month, thousands of Californians
call and receive help.
Prescription Card Available. Click
What is the new TDAP Requirement for 7th Graders?
For the 2012-2013 school year,
and all future school years, all students entering, advancing or
transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent
whooping cough booster immunization (called "Tdap") for school
in the fall. For more answers to Tdap Questions,
For Schoolsee the
Tdap Requirement Frequently Asked Questions document.
For additional information, go to the ShotsForSchool.org
Vital Signs is monthly report produced by the CDC that offers
recent data on the important topics of key diseases, conditions or
risk factors. Vital Signs is updated monthly coinciding with
the monthly release of the Vital Signs Report.
If you're in
the medical profession and would like to participate in the California
Disaster Healthcare Volunteer Site, you can now sign up by going to
https://www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov. Please be assured that
all your information will be kept confidential and your credentials will be
validated before getting accepted. This website is geared towards
those who would like to volunteer during disasters and emergencies. If
you have further questions please call the Health Department at (530)
749-6366 and ask for Carol or Karah.