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Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit

The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit works to improve the public’s health through the following programs/services: Breastfeeding Initiative, Child Passenger Safety Program, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Public Information and Communication, Obesity Prevention Program, and the Smoking & Tobacco Outreach/Prevention Program (STOPP).
These programs are located at 420 South Wilson Way, Stockton, CA 95205. Each program has a direct contact phone number listed; however, the general office phone number is 209-953-7309 or 209-468-8637 and the fax number is 209-468-2072.

Breastfeeding Initiative

Funded by First 5 San Joaquin, the Public Health Breastfeeding Initiative assists San Joaquin County’s hospitals with the adoption and implementation of the California Department of Public Health’s Breastfeeding Model Hospital Policies and the certification as UNICEF/WHO Baby-Friendly hospitals. Its goal is to increase the number of San Joaquin County infants who are breastfed through training of hospital staff and improved hospital practices and policies. All five maternity hospitals in San Joaquin County (Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Lodi Memorial Hospital, San Joaquin General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital) collaborate in the project. For more information, call 209-468-3267.

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
  • Call for an appointment: (209) 468-8914

Note: All Car Seat Classes Canceled from July 11 to August 29, 2018

Additional Resources:

PHS Child Passenger Safety Program Brochure ( English | Spanish)
CDPH California Child Passenger Safety Laws Brochure( English | Spanish)
2017 New Child Passenger Safety Law Poster( English | Spanish)
CHP Child Safety Seats ‐ Frequently Asked Questions
NHTSA Car Seat Finder Tool
NHTSA Car Seat Recall List
Safe Kids Worldwide Car Seat Tips

Injury Prevention Program

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.

Additional Resources:
Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Sleep:

American Academy of Pediatrics ‐ How to Keep Your Sleeping Baby Safe
Medication Safety:
  Parent Presentation (English | Spanish)
  Presenter Script (English | Spanish)
  Safe Storage, Safe Dosing, Safe Kids (English | Spanish)
  Parent Tip Card ( English | Spanish)
 Medication Safety Infographic
 Medication Safety Checklist
 Medication Schedule
 Medication Collection Locations

Lifetime of Wellness Initiative

The Lifetime of Wellness (Lifetime) is a comprehensive initiative designed to address the complex relationships between the environment, human behavior and medical care that most influence health. This program includes 15 distinct strategies that when combined, provide a foundation for decreasing the overall prevalence of chronic diseases with a specific focus on diabetes and hypertension among San Joaquin County residents. Some of these strategies include:

  • increasing access to healthy foods,
  • walking and bicycling through community design,
  • access and availability to lifestyle intervention programs, and,
  • improving healthcare and outreach referrals through improved use of electronic health records.

San Joaquin is one of six counties selected by the California Department of Public Health to implement the four-year Lifetime of Wellness Initiative, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information, call 209-953-7309.

Additional Resources:
 Making Safe Strides- SJC Walking Symposium 2016
 Making Safe Strides- SJC Walking Symposium 2017
 Refresh San Joaquin Pitch Packet
 Lifetime of Wellness Provider Toolkit

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.

Join us for the free & fun, Fruit & Veggie
Fest _ Friday, August 3 - a Celebration of healthy living!
Únase a nosotros para el Fruit & Veggie Fest gratuito y divertido _
Viernes, 3 de agosto - ¡una celebración de vida saludable!
Additional Resources:

Champions for Change
Every Day Healthy Meal Recipes (English/Spanish)
 Rethink Your Drink: Learning the Facts (English/Spanish)
 San Joaquin County Farmers' Markets List & Schedule (English/Spanish)

Public Information and Communication

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:

Objective 1:
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.

Objective 2:
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.

Objective 3:
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.


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.

For a STOPP Membership Application, click here.

Additional Resources:

 For the STOPP Smoking Helpline, call (800) 540-6775

 Current Quit Smoking/Cessation Resource List.

 Smoke-Free Movies Agency Resolution.

English PSAs
Do You Know What's Really in Cigarettes?
 (30 second PSA)
Second-hand smoke
 (30 second PSA)
 (30 second PSA)
Danger (30 second PSA)
Spanish PSA
Mensajes Peligrosos en las Pel�culas (30 second Spanish PSA)

STOPP Smoking Program