Director of Public Health
Alvaro Garza, MD, MPH
1601 E. Hazelton Ave.
Stockton, CA 95205
PO Box 2009
Stockton, CA 95201-2009
(209) 468-3411 Phone
(209) 468-3823 Fax
Public Health Services, in partnership with the community, promotes a healthy future for San Joaquin County.
Public Health Highlights:
|West Nile Virus|
West Nile Virus is a seasonal health risk in California and San Joaquin County. Transmitted to humans by mosquito bite, the risk season generally runs from May through October. To find out more about how you can prevent West Nile Virus infection, please use this link: More Info (Informacion Sobre el Virus del Nilo Occidental)
Additional Resources: State of California Site for West Nile, Vector Control
|Vaccine Information for Parents and Caregivers|
|Most parents and caregivers today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences that vaccine-preventable diseases can have on a child, a family, or community. Thanks to vaccines, many of these diseases are not common in the U.S., but they persist around the world. Immunizations are still the best way to protect children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases. |
CDC recently launched a new website designed with input from parents of babies and toddlers. This site features easy-to-find vaccine information, including:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an online resource, Vaccines for Children, A Guide for Parents and Caregivers (en Español: Vacunas para niños: una guía para padres y cuidadores), that describes in more detail the types of routinely administered vaccines available for children, and answers many of the questions posed by parents and caregivers.
Personal stories of vaccine preventable diseases can be found on the website: http://shotbyshot.org/
|For clinic locations and hours, please click here.|
|August and September:|
Free Classes on Eating Smart and Being Active
agosto y septiembre:
Clases gratuitas en Coma Bien y Mantengase Activo
Public Health Services is offering FREE classes that focus on improving nutrition and physical activity. The classes are open to all. No registration is required and drop-ins are welcome at any of the 7 classes.
For classes at the Manteca Library, click here.
For classes at Health Net Community Center in Stockton, click here.
For more information, call 209-468-2406.
Los Servicios de Salud Pública están ofreciendo clases gratuitas que se centran en mejorar la nutrición y la actividad física. Las clases están abiertas a todos. No es necesario registrarse y todos son bienvenidos en cualquiera de las 7 clases.
Para clases en Manteca Library, haga clic aquí.
Para clases en Health Net Community Center en Stockton, haga clic aquí.
Para obtener más información, llame al 209-468-2406.
|Black Infant Health Program|
Black babies die at more than three times the rate of other babies in all populations in the first year of life. They die because they are born too soon and too small. The mission of the Public Health Services Black Infant Health (BIH) program is to close the gap in infant mortality by helping women in the program have a healthy pregnancy. BIH empowers women to make healthy life choices for themselves and their families. We build on the strengths of our clients, we honor our unique history and traditions as people of African descent and we include information important to African American women.
To enroll in the BIH program women must be 18 years or older, 26 weeks or less pregnant, and identify as African American. For more information call 209-468-3004.
|Obesity Prevention in San Joaquin County|
Is there a quick answer to the question, "what contributes to overweight and obesity?"According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are a variety of factors that play a role in obesity. This makes it a complex health issue to address. Individual behavior, the physical environment, and genetic factors may all have an effect in causing people to be overweight and obese.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is the most widely used measurement for obesity. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height, and is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. To calculate your BMI, and for more information, click here.
- For more information about causes of obesity and how to prevent/control it, click here.
|Community Health Status Report|
The report below examines data for various health indicators and provides discussion on the data and trends that are of particular significance for San Joaquin County Residents:
|Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program|
The Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) was established to provide a voluntary medical marijuana identification card issuance and registry program for qualified patients and their caregivers.