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, Sutter County residents are not as healthy as we could be. More and more,
we find ourselves dealing with chronic diseases, like diabetes, high blood pressure or
heart disease. This 18 minute video, Looking at Chronic Disease in Sutter County
developed to give viewers up-to-date information on the challenges we face in 2012. You
will see not only that Sutter County is not doing as well as California as a whole, but
also that there are many factors contributing to poor health. Please watch this presentation
and ask yourself, what you can do to help Create a Healthier Sutter
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:
Taking Action for a Healthier Community
On April 2, 2013 over 90 community leaders and youth came together to participate in a
forum "Taking Action for a Healthier Community." The forum was designed to offer attendees information
regarding local chronic disease rates, environmental factors contributing to local health challenges, and
to begin a conversation about solutions. Click the link below to view the possible solutions discussed at
Big Changes in Children's Healthcare
This month, Healthy Families begins its transition to Medi-Cal. In preparation for the 2014 federal healthcare overhaul, many children will now be covered under Medi-Cal, which provides medical, dental, mental health, alcohol and drug treatment to low-income Californians. Medi-Cal now covers newly enrolling children up to age 19 with family income up to 250% of the federal poverty level (a family of four could have an annual income of $57,627). Some families will still pay a monthly premium. Children enrolled in Healthy Families before Jan. 1, 2013, will be transitioned to Medi-Cal in September 2013.
In 2010, 64% of Sutter County adults were overweight or obese (the definition of
obese is VERY overweight). Two-thirds of adults weigh too much! Just look around, we
have a major problem and it hasn’t gotten any better now that we are mid-way through
2012! Even one-third of our children are overweight or obese! The current generation may
be the first in U.S. history to have a shorter life span than those that come before them
due to chronic illnesses associated with being overweight or obese. As a society, we
have become disconnected from where our food comes from and what is in it. The topics
are limitless when it comes to food and the role it plays in our health whether
detrimental or beneficial. Many factors such as heredity, environment and lifestyle
have to be taken into consideration when thinking about the reasons why weight has
become such an issue. No matter what factors are causing our problem the fact is
chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease are directly
linked to weighing too much. Even so, let's start simple. The information here
focuses on only one topic: sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs).
A man living in Sutter County is improving after he was diagnosed with the serious,
neuroinvasive form of West Nile virus illness. This is another reminder that West
Nile virus is present and active in Sutter County and of the importance of protecting
yourself and your family from mosquito bites.
This is the second reported human case in Sutter County this year. The Sutter-Yuba
Mosquito and Vector Control District continues to be very active with monitoring
mosquito activity and mosquito control. As of last week, five WNV positive birds,
18 mosquito collections, and 16 WNV positive chickens have been reported to the
California Department of Public health this year.
As the summer progresses into late fall, the risk for infection for humans, horses,
and other mammals increases. It is very important to make sure to take the
simple precautions that reduce the risk of mosquito bites and becoming infected
with West Nile virus. The 4 "D"s is an easy way to remember how to prevent
D – DEET – use DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535.
These are the EPA approved mosquito repellents to prevent bites; be
sure to follow package instructions for age of person and how to apply
D – Dawn and Dusk – avoid going outdoors at dawn and dusk when the
mosquitoes that carry WNV are most active
D – Doors and windows – make sure that the screens on your doors
and windows are not broken or torn
D – Drain all standing water around the outside of your house –
gutters, jar lids, tires, flower pot trays are some common places
Approximately one in five people who are infected with WNV will develop symptoms,
such as fever, headaches, body aches, joint pain, vomiting, diarrhea or rash.
Symptoms typically develop from 3 to 14 days after being bitten by an infected
mosquito. Less than one percent of infected people will develop a serious
neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis (inflammation of the
brain and surrounding tissues).
The State of California West Nile virus webpage has information about WNV
activity around the state by county, how to report dead birds, and how
to protect against WNV. See
For more information about the work that the Sutter County Mosquito and Vector
Control District is doing to reduce numbers of mosquitoes, go to
Flu vaccine remains the single most effective way to prevent the flu and it is very important
to get your flu vaccine in addition to washing your hands, covering your cough and staying
home when you are sick.
Screening and Consent Forms:
- Injectable flu vaccine is available for infants 6 months and older;
- Intranasal FluMist spray is available for all healthy people 2-49 years of age;
- Wear clothing that quickly bares the upper arm near the shoulder in case an injection is needed;
- Vaccine information and the screening and consent forms are available below and may be completed beforehand and brought with you to the clinic;
- Flu vaccine is available during normal Immunization Clinic hours only, on a first come, first serve basis, until supplies are exhausted.
- $5.00 donation accepted
||Sutter County Public Health
||1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City
Walk-in Immunization Clinic
No appointment necessary
Must bring your child's yellow shot record!
||Mondays - 1-4 pm
||Wednesdays - 1-4 pm
Fridays - 8-11 am
Please see clerk in room 3 to sign in during these hours
Tuberculosis skin tests available
Limited vaccines available for Adults
(Call 822-7215 for information)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: New regulations apply to government-supplied vaccines beginning
10/1/2012. Please see the following information from the California Department of Public Health:
As of October 1, 2012
Free Immunizations: Qualified children-newborn through 5 years of age; Sutter County Residents Only
Provided through a grant from
Sutter County Children & Families Commission
in collaboration with Sutter County Public Health.
Adults and children with private insurance that pays for
vaccines will no longer
be able to receive low-cost
vaccinations at health departments. Fully insured
individuals should visit their doctor to get vaccinated.
Only adults and children without
health insurance or
with health insurance that does not
cover the cost of
vaccines will continue to receive low-cost vaccinations.
Empezando el 1 de octubre de 2012
Los adultos y niños con seguro médico que cubre el
costo de las vacunas no podrán seguir
vacunas a bajo costo en los departamentos de salud.
Las personas con seguro médico completo deben ver
al doctor para vacunarse. Solamente los adultos y niños
seguro médico o con seguro médico que no
el costo de las vacunas podrán seguir recibiendo
vacunas a bajo costo.
Confidential Morbidity Report (CMR)
State and federal regulations require that healthcare providers and clinical laboratories report specific
health conditions to the local health department to protect the health of the community. These reports
are confidential and the information carefully protected as required by law.
CDPH 110 A -
This form is for reporting all conditions except Tuberculosis and conditions reportable to DMV.
CDPH 110 B -
This form is only for reporting Tuberculosis.
CDPH 110 C -
This form is for reporting lapses of consciousness or control, Alzheimer's disease or other
conditions which may impair the ability to operate a motor vehicle safely – all conditions
reportable to DMV (pursuant to H&S 103900).
American Lung Association Report Card: Local Tobacco Control Grade
Sutter County – The American Lung Association (ALA) in California released its annual
local control grades for all 480 cities and unincorporated areas of California’s 58
counties in January 2011. Local grades are awarded in three categories: smokefree
outdoor air, smokefree housing and reducing sales of tobacco products. These three
grades are averaged for one overall local tobacco control grade.
Sutter County received an overall grade of “F”. Some points were awarded for the City
of Yuba City prohibiting smoking in parks or other recreation areas, allowing the
incorporated city to receive a grade “D” in the smokefree outdoor air category.
New Rule Shots Before School
New California law for 2012 requires every incoming 7th grader to have had a Tdap immunization or have an exemption signed by the parent.
For additional information see:
Local Organizations and Businesses Recognized for Promoting Tobacco Free Environments
Several local organizations and businesses were recognized by the Sutter
County Board of Supervisors at the July 13, 2010 meeting for their proactive
efforts in assuring that those in our community are not exposed to the deadly
effects of tobacco.
Tobacco is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States,
killing more people each year from their own smoking than AIDS, car crashes,
illegal drug use, alcohol, and murders combined. Second hand smoke has
been linked to heart and lung disease, cancer, complications of diabetes,
bronchitis, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In fact, the National Cancer
Institute states that there is no safe amount of second hand smoke
exposure. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 35,000
Americans die annually from heart disease as a result from exposure to
The Sutter County Public Health Tobacco Control Program is encouraging
local businesses and managers to adopt voluntary "no smoking" policies
and appreciates those stores that do not sell harmful tobacco products at all.
The Sutter County Board of Supervisors presented a Tobacco Free Work in
Sutter County Resolution to the following entities:
Sopa Thai Restaurant, Kaffe T' Latte, The Cookie Tree and Starbucks, for providing tobacco free outdoor dining areas;
Yuba City Certified Farmer's Market, Candace and Dan Silva, managers, for creating the only local tobacco free farmer's market;
Fremont-Rideout Health Group and Sutter Medical Foundation for adopting a tobacco free medical complex;
The Yuba City Council and Parks and Recreation Commission for creating 100% tobacco free community parks and prohibiting smoking within 50 feet of city buildings;
Yuba Sutter Mall for prohibiting smoking within 50 feet from mall entrances;
Target and Kmart for discontinuing the sale of tobacco products in their stores.
For more information on tobacco control or for assistance in adopting a tobacco free policy
for your organization or business, contact the Sutter County Tobacco Control Program at 822-7215.
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
Bioterrorism - Disaster Preparedness
Public Health Professionals from the 13 Northern California counties in the Office of
Emergency Services Mutual Aid Region III joined together to develop a Bioterrorism /
Disaster Preparedness website
The NorCalBT.com Project was funded by a Department of Health Services, Emergency
Preparedness Office grant to enhance a regional approach to bioterrorism / disaster
preparedness and response.
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
Public Health Information Brochures
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 and AIM insurance.
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.
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
Safety Tips for InfantsWebsite
Teen pregnancy continues to be a problem nationwide. This section provides teens
and parents of teens with tips to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. This section is
brought to you by the Sutter County Public Health Maternal, Child and Adolescent
Health Program. For more information, please call 822-7215.
This section of the website is brought to you by the Tobacco Control Program of the
Sutter County Health Education and Promotion unit.
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.
|Assistant Director of Human Services:
||Dr. Lou Anne Cummings
||1445 Veterans Memorial Circle
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