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Public Health Services, in partnership with the community, promotes a healthy future for San Joaquin County.

Public Health Highlights:

September is National Preparedness MonthHealth Advisory in San Joaquin Waterways
Extreme Heat and Your HealthWest Nile Virus
Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)Vaccine Information for Parents
Public Health Services Clinics' Locations and SchedulesThe California Department of Public Health Issues Warnings
Obesity Prevention in San Joaquin CountyCommunity Health Status Report
Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program
September is National Preparedness Month

Be Prepared

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Health Advisory in San Joaquin Waterways

Blue-Green Algae Blooms Spotted In San Joaquin County Waterways

Extreme Heat and Your Health


The summer months are here and so are hot temperatures. Although extreme heat affects everyone, children, elderly, homeless, those who work or exercise outdoors, and those with chronic medical conditions are most at risk. Not taking precautions for extremely hot temperatures can result in death.

See below for more information on heat-related illnesses and steps to protect you from heat emergencies:

West Nile Virus

West  Nile Virus is a seasonal health riskfight the bite 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 dead birdprevent 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

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
The technical name for Valley Fever is Coccidioidomycosis, or "cocci" for short. It is caused by Coccidioides immitis, a fungus somewhat like yeast or mildew which lives in the soil in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. In California, "cocci" predominates in the San Joaquin Valley. In both 2010 and 2011 the number of reported cases of Valley Fever increased in San Joaquin County. The highest rates in San Joaquin County are found in Tracy.

Additional Resources:
Vaccine Information for Parents
Most parents 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:Personal stories of vaccine preventable diseases can be found on the website:

Public Health Services Clinics' Locations and Schedules
For clinic locations and hours, please click here.
The California Department of Public Health Issues Warnings
Do Not To Eat Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend Frozen Berries
Do Not Eat Pappy's Chipotle Sauce Marinade

Do Not Eat DFI Brand Cantaloupes
Do Not Eat Daniella-Brand Mangoes Due to Health Risk 
Obesity Prevention in San Joaquin County
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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.

Additional Resources:
  • For more information about causes of obesity and how to prevent/control it, click here.
  • For more information about what is being done in San Joaquin County, 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

Image of Medical Marijuana ID CardThe Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) was established to provide a voluntary medical marijuana identification card issuance and registry program for qualified patients and their caregivers.

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