For the Breastfeeding Coalition website, click here
Child Passenger Safety Program
Car crashes are the leading cause of severe injury and death for children from birth to 8 years of age. Most of the injuries and deaths can be prevented by proper use of an appropriate child restraint system (car seat or booster) for the age and weight of the child.
Car seat safety classes are offered at Public Health Services to educate parents and caregivers on the law and the correct use of child safety seats. After finishing a class, participants can buy a car seat at a reduced price and are encouraged to attend the PHS fitting station. The car seat fitting station is available by appointment to help parents and caregivers install their car seats. Car seat safety classes are on a walk-in basis, no pre-registration is necessary.
FREE Car Seat Safety Classes
Classes in Spanish are held every Wednesday at 11:00 am.
Classes in English are held every Wednesday at 2:00 pm.
All classes are held at 420 South Wilson Way, Stockton, CA 95205.
For questions please call (209) 468-8914 or (209) 468-8637.
FREE Car Seat Fitting Station
Not sure your car seat is installed correctly? Get your car seat checked for FREE at our Fitting Station
The Injury Prevention Program addresses both intentional and unintentional injury from birth to old age. As the lead agency in the Safe Kids San Joaquin County coalition, Public Health Services’ Injury Program coordinates activities and trainings around safe sleep, medication safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, drowning prevention, and child passenger safety. Older adult pedestrian safety is promoted through workshops and community walkability audits. The Injury Prevention Program also supports interagency efforts to reduce violence in the community. For more information on injury prevention or to join Safe Kids San Joaquin County, call 209-468-2699.
Nutrition and Physical Activity (NEOP—Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention—Eat Smart, Move More)
Funded by USDA SNAP-Ed through the California Department of Public Health-NEOP Branch, this program creates partnerships that empower low-income San Joaquin County residents to increase access to and consumption of healthy foods and beverages, physical activity, and food security with the goal of preventing obesity and related chronic diseases. Education, outreach, and policy, systems, and environmental interventions are used to assist behavior change in homes, schools, worksites, and communities to create environments that are conducive to an active, healthy lifestyle. For more information or to schedule a presentation, call 209-468-8637.
This section is responsible for developing and coordinating communication and outreach strategies from Public Health Services to the community on issues that impact the public’s health. These activities increase the community’s ability to prepare for and respond to public health concerns and risks, including emergencies. Information is disseminated to the community through health advisories, health alerts, news releases, bulletins, updates, media activities such as interviews and press conferences, website postings, recorded message lines, community and leadership forums/trainings, educational materials, community health fairs, and presentations at community centers and community events. For more information, call 209-468-3571.
For current news releases or health advisories, click here.
Senior Nutrition Education Program (S.N.E.P.)
The Senior Nutrition Education Program (SNEP) is a series of hands-on, interactive nutrition education classes aimed at reducing malnutrition of this vulnerable population, particularly low-income seniors who are at higher risk for chronic diseases related to nutritional imbalances. S.N.E.P. is designed to address the unique nutritional needs of older adults. Classes are held at community and senior centers.
For more information, call 209-468-3278.
Smoking & Tobacco Outreach/Prevention Program (STOPP)
STOPP works in partnership with the community to promote a tobacco-free San Joaquin County. As a Local Lead Agency for the California Department of Public Health’s California Tobacco Control Program, STOPP receives funds from Proposition 99, the California Tobacco Tax and Health Promotion Act of 1988. The three focus areas for fiscal years 2014-2017 are as follows:
STOPP will work with San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) to adopt a 100% smoke-free transit policy to prohibit smoking at all of its bus transit stops in the County. Second-hand smoke in this area poses adverse health issues to vulnerable populations including, pregnant women, youth, and older adults, as well as low-income workers.
In collaboration with county alcohol prevention and nutrition education partners, STOPP will promote community health by encouraging retailers to offer healthier options in store and reduce unhealthy signage. STOPP will encourage city of Stockton to adopt a sign policy to reduce window advertising by reducing the coverage of store windows with any type of advertising to no more that 15% of window space in the stores.
STOPP staff and/or coalition members will participate in the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process, and seek to facilitate the inclusion of 1-3 indicators of social determinants of health and/or prevention and reduction of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke including but not limited to: 1) physical improvements in housing, 2) environmental improvements, 3) leadership development and training for community members, 4) coalition building, 5) community health improvement advocacy, and/or 6) workforce development.
JOIN THE STOPP COMMUNITY COALITION:
The STOPP Community Coalition is open to the public and meets the 4th Monday in January and the 3rd Monday in March, May, August, September, and November from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Public Health Services, 1601 E Hazelton Avenue (Board Room). STOPP Coalition membership is open to anyone age 18 and older. For more information or to sign up, call 209-953-7309.