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.
A Portrait of Sutter County: 2015 Children's Health Report
A Portrait of Sutter County: 2015 Children's Health Report was released today by Sutter County Public Health.
The report summarizes how well Sutter County's children and families are doing on key indicators that are
predictors of health and well-being. The report identifies positive trends in reducing rates of child abuse and
neglect, decreasing high school dropout rates and juvenile arrest rates and also identifies areas in need of
improvement. The Children's Health Report does not make recommendations but instead is intended to encourage
policy makers, community members, health care providers and others to use the information to consider creative
solutions to help children grow and develop in healthy ways.
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
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.
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/
Toll free 1-800-371-3177
Toll free access provided by Sutter County Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program
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.
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 insurance.
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.
Ready Sutter: You can do this! Collect these nine essential items to help you
shelter-in-place in the event of an emergency.
Skin and Staph Infections
are bacteria that many healthy people carry
on their skin or in their nose.
can sometimes cause serious infections
like pneumonia, blood, or joint infections, and deep skin infections.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
is a type of staph
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
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 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.
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 is a specialty that focuses improving population health by emphasizing prevention
and attending to the multiple determinants of health. Services include limited immunizations, TB testing,
communicable disease prevention and control, Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP),
California Children’s Services (CCS), Jail Medical, and Maternal Child Adolescent Health.
For further information regarding these services call: (530) 822-7215 or the toll-free line (800) 371-3177*
*Toll-free access provided by Sutter County Maternal Child Adolescent Health Program
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.
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.
The Health Division holds only current year and prior year Birth and Death Certificates for all births
and deaths occurring in Sutter County. For all other years, Birth and Death Certificates and by-mail requests
for certified copies please contact the Sutter County Clerk-Recorder’s Office at 530-822-7134 or click the link below for their website.http://www.suttercounty.org/doc/government/depts/cr/crhome
Because of the increased occurrence of identity theft, new laws were passed to protect birth and death
records from misuse. The steps necessary to obtain Birth or Death Certificates have changed significantly.
Detailed information on the new procedures and requirements can be obtained by clicking the link below:
Birth and Death Certificate Requests Information
|Fetal Death Certificates
- Check or Cash ONLY and NO bills larger than $20 are accepted methods of payment
For all other information regarding Vital Statistics please call 530-822-7215
|Assistant Director of Human Services:
||Dr. Lou Anne Cummings
||1445 Veterans Memorial Circle
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