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Sutter County Baby Fair
April 26, 2016

All new parents, pregnant moms and parents of children up to 1 year are invited to the annual Sutter County Baby Fair on Saturday, May 14th from 10 am to 12 pm at the Veterans Hall, 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City. Join Sutter County Public Health, WIC, and the Children and Families Commission in celebrating parenthood and the newest members of our community.

Smoke, Tobacco, and Nicotine Free Campus
April 20, 2016

The Sutter County Tobacco Control Program applauds the Sutter County Human Services - Health Division for designating a Smoke, Tobacco, and Nicotine-Free Campus. The new policy, approved by the Board of Supervisors on January 26, 2016, will include Sutter County Human Services – Health Division, Peach Tree Clinic, and the adjacent Sutter County Elections Office building. Implementation of the new policy will begin on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2016.

The Smoke, Tobacco, and Nicotine-Free Campus policy declares that the use of tobacco, nicotine, electronic smoking devices or use of any product that mimics smoking be prohibited anywhere inside or outside the building including sidewalks, grounds surrounding the building and private vehicles on the Sutter County Human Services - Health Division campus. This policy applies to all staff, campus visitors, clients, vendors, contractors and volunteers. The policy designation promotes the health and well-being of all Sutter County employees and the community they serve by decreasing risk of secondhand smoke inhalation.

According to the California Department of Public Health, about 15% of Sutter County adults smoke. This means roughly 85% of Sutter County residents DO NOT smoke. In Sutter County, 1 in 5 deaths each year is attributed to smoking (Max et al., 2014). According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, secondhand smoke is a cause of numerous health issues in infants and children, including asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Some of the health conditions caused by secondhand smoke in adults include coronary heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer.

For more information on "Creating a Healthier Sutter" and adopting a voluntary policy for a Smoke, Tobacco, and Nicotine-Free Campus call Sutter County Public Health Tobacco Control staff at (530) 822-7215. Residents are encouraged to visit Sutter County Public Health from 11am to 1pm on April 22nd, 2016 to celebrate with us, learn more, and pick up a free tobacco cessation "quit kit."

Sutter County Closing Public Health Laboratory
April 01, 2016

Sutter County will close its Public Health Laboratory effective April 1, 2016. Declining demand for laboratory tests performed by this facility has resulted in this closure. It is anticipated the County will save approximately $100,000 annually through this action.

Sutter County residents who desire to have well water tested may receive that service through the City of Yuba City’s wastewater treatment facility at 302 Burns Drive, Yuba City. The water testing lab is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. The bacteria test costs $38.00 and the lab can provide sterile bacteria sample bottles for sample collection. For additional information, customers can call the lab at 530-822-7694 or visit the website at www.yubacity.net.

Public Health Lab testing services for certain contagious diseases will continue to be available to health care providers through The Sutter County Public Health Communicable Disease Control Program. Information is available by calling (530) 822-7215 or on the Sutter County Public Health website at www.suttercounty.org

Animal rabies testing after potential human exposure will continue to be available through Sutter County Public Health jointly with the Sutter Animal Services Authority (SASA) at 200 Garden Highway, Yuba City. More information available at SASA at (530) 822-7375.