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Sutter County Public Health Division
 
Sutter County Public Health Division Sutter County Public Health Division works to improve the health and safety of its residents and the neighborhoods they live in.

Unfortunately the healthcare costs of chronic disease, including heart disease, diabetes and obesity are on the rise across the nation. In Sutter County, a small rural county in Northern California with a population of approximately 95,000, the cost of chronic disease is about $120 million per year. That equals $1,300 per resident annually! Learn what is contributing to high chronic disease rates in this community and what can be done to slow the trend and associated costs.
 
Fact Sheets
Ebola Virus
 
The Ebola virus outbreak in Africa is on the watch list in the United States. While the possibility of infected persons entering the U.S. remains low, federal, state and local health departments and healthcare professionals and hospitals across the country are informed about Ebola and what to do if there is a suspected case. Healthcare and public health are on alert for any potential cases in the United States brought in by travel.

For more information about Ebola virus and the preparations to protect against Ebola, go to the CDC Ebola webpage.
West Nile Virus and Fighting the Bite in 2015
 
It is West Nile Virus (WNV) season in Sutter County. Check out useful sources of information about WNV for you and your family:
Children's Health - Sutter County CHDP
 
The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program provides access to complete health assessments and services for low income children and youth in California. Periodic, comprehensive health assessments are important for the early detection and prevention of disease and disabilities. CHeck out the link below to view our quarterly newsletter for information in the Sutter County CHDP Program and other ideas for healthy children and families.
Prevent Animal Bites! Report Animal Bites!
 
In Sutter County, more than 400 animal bites are reported every year. Animal bites can cause very serious injuries and may require costly treatment to prevent rabies. Half of the animal bites in the United States are to children. Most bites are preventable. It is important to know how to prevent animal bites and to teach children how to be safe around animals.

California law requires that all animal bites be reported. Report bites in Sutter County to: (530) 822-7375

For more information:
Safely Surrendered Baby Law
 
If you are in a situation where you believe there is no way you can care for your baby, now there’s a way to safely surrender your baby. California law permits the parent or person with legal custody to safely and confidentially surrender a baby within three days of birth.

The law requires that the baby be taken to a county designated site such as a hospital displaying this logo.

Safely Surrender Your Baby

Designated Safe Surrender Sites for Sutter County:
  • Fremont Medical Center Outpatient Department,
    970 Plumas Street, Yuba City
  • Rideout Emergency Department,
    726 4th Street, Marysville

For more information, please visit:
http://www.babysafe.ca.gov/

Or call: Toll free 1-800-371-3177
Toll free access provided by Sutter County Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program
Shaken Baby Syndrome
 

Shaken Baby & Shaken-Impact Syndrome are serious and often fatal forms of abusive head trauma. These brochures explain the damage caused and provide strategies for parents and caregivers who are frustrated with a baby's crying.

Early Prenatal Care
Medical care in the first three months of pregnancy plays an important part in having a healthy baby. These brochures explain why and contain information about accessing pregnancy-related Medi-Cal and AIM insurance.
Emergency Preparedness
 
Public Health Emergency Preparedness is a combined effort to enable emergency responders from federal, state, and local agencies to work together more effectively and efficiently to manage incidents no matter what the cause, size, or complexity. Emergency preparedness program involves planning, training, and collaborating with local health agencies and preparing community members respond to public health emergencies of natural and manmade disasters, emergencies, and terrorism events that impact the public's health.

Emergencies Happen!
Ready Sutter: You can do this! Collect these nine essential items to help you shelter-in-place in the event of an emergency. General links:
Skin and Staph Infections
 
Skin and Staph Infections Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that many healthy people carry on their skin or in their nose. Staph can sometimes cause serious infections like pneumonia, blood, or joint infections, and deep skin infections.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph that is not killed by penicillin and similar antibiotics. It causes skin infections especially among school children. Students, faculty and staff at schools should be sensitive to the possibility of disease transmission.

The California Department of Public Health has released information to address the concerns of the educational community in California about MRSA.
Services
 

Child Development Behavioral Specialist
Provides early screening and assessment, intervention and referrals for children 0-5 in Sutter County who exhibit behavior problems to the extent that they may have difficulty successfully entering pre-school, daycare or kindergarten. Classes on parenting, behavioral problems and interventions, are also provided. This service is part of the Sutter County Children and Families Commission’s Child Development Initiative. Phone 822-7215 for an appointment to discuss your child’s needs.

Health Education and Promotion
Health Education and Promotion Unit plays a key role in addressing serious health issues responsive to evidence-based health education interventions, and takes the lead in managing and evaluating programs whose focus is behavior change, community education, community empowerment, professional education and training, and/or institutional or public policy change. The unit's current programs include: tobacco control, childhood lead poisoning prevention, emergency preparedness, risk communication, media relations, injury prevention, chronic disease prevention/management and employee wellness.
For further information regarding Health Education and Promotion, call: (530) 822-7215.

Public Health Laboratory
This section provides testing of patient specimens to assist in the identification of various diseases caused by bacteria, parasites and viral agents including Rabies. Tick identification and subsequent testing for Lyme disease is offered through referral to a laboratory that performs this type of testing. The Laboratory also tests potable water for bacterial levels. Tick identification, Lyme and water tests are performed on a fee basis. The Laboratory staff is also available as a resource for consultation to health care providers for further information regarding services call: (530) 822-7225.

Public Health Nursing
This unit provides care in the prevention and control of infectious disease, health services, assessment and education. Programs include Child Health & Disability Prevention Program (CHDP), Maternal Child Health, AIDS, Tuberculosis Program, Lead Prevention, Immunization, Jail Medical Care, and California Children's Services (CCS).
For further information regarding services call: (530) 822-7215.
Toll free 1-800-371-3177
Toll free access provided by Sutter County Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program

Women's, Infant, Children Supplemental Food Program (WIC)
WIC provides nutritional counseling and education to eligible clients in addition to provision of supplemental food coupons for specific food items.
For further information regarding services call: (530) 822-7224.
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THIS BRANCH DOES NOT PROVIDE SERVICES REGARDING ENVIRONMENT HEALTH ISSUES OR ANIMAL BITES. PLEASE CONTACT THE SUTTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AT (530) 822-7400 FOR INFORMATION ON THESE TOPICS.
Contact Information
 
Assistant Director of Human Services: Amerjit Bhattal
Health Officer: Dr. Lou Anne Cummings
Address: 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle
Yuba City, CA  95993
Phone Number: (530) 822-7215
Fax Number: (530) 822-7223
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