News Release

News releases from Health and Human Services since 2007, prior to department split (DCFAS and DHS), are listed below.

Health and Human Services News Release


10-03-17, Public Health Investigating Hepatitis A Case in Restaurant Employee

06-29-17, Public Health Reminds Residents to Vaccinate Their Animals

05-10-17, Valley Oak Food and Fuel Botulism Update

05-08-17, Public Health Investigating Multiple Cases of Botulism

05-05-17, Public Health Investigating Possible Norovirus Outbreak

05-02-17, Sacramento County Celebrates Mental Health Month

04-28-17, Sacramento County Awarded Dental Transformation Initiative Grant Funding

04-03-17, Sacramento County Celebrates Public Health Week

03-08-17,  County Managing Possible Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center Plumbing System Corrosion


12-16-16, Public Health Warns Fair Oaks Residents of Rabies Positive Cat

11-15-16, 28th Annual Calling Out of Names

10-31-16, Sacramento County Honors Champions in Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment

10-31-16, Heroes of Human Services Awards

10-12-16, Free Adult and Family Flu Vaccine Clinic

10-06-16, 2016 Free Adult and Family Flu Clinics

07-28-16, Public Health Investigating Travel Related Zika Case

05-04-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses

05-02-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses

04-29-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses

04-27-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses

04-25-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses

04-22-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses

04-20-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses and toxicology reports

04-18-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses

04-15-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses and toxicology reports

04-13-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses and toxicology reports

04-11-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses and toxicology reports

04-08-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses

04-06-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses

04-04-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses

04-01-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses

03-29-16, Update on opioid-related overdoses

03-25-16, Public Health Warns of Poisoning Overdose 


11-07-15, Update on Tuberculosis Screening at American River College

11-18-15, Media Advisory: National Adoption Month "Calling Out of Names"

11-17-15, American River College Student Diagnosed With Active Tuberculosis

11-12-15, Media Advisory: FINAL Free Adult and Family Flu Vaccine Clinic

11-06-15, Media Advisory: Sacramento County Nurse-Family Partnership Program Graduation; Celebrating families

11-05-15, Media Advisory: Free Adult and Family Flu Vaccine Clinic November 5, 2015

10-22-15, Media Advisory: Free Adult and Family Vaccine Clinic

10-15-15, Media Advisory: Free Adult and Family Flu Vaccine Clinic

10-08-15, Stay Away From Bodies of Water With Blue-Green Algae

10-05-15, Board of Supervisors to Honor Local Heroes of Human Services

10-02-15, Sacramento County FREE 2015 Adult and Family Flu Clinic

08-17-18, Smoke Related Health Statement

06-04-15, Media Advisory: Health & Human Services Building Dedication Honors Late Sacramento Leader Grantland L. Johnson

05-19-15, Sacramento County Opts in to Approved Relative Caregiver (ARC)

05-13-15, Media Advisory: Sacramento County Nurse-Family Partnership Program Graduation at the Sacramento Zoo

05-09-15, Media Advisory: Public Health to Conduct Community Health Survey

05-09-15, Media Alert: Sacramento County to Host Youth Celebration in Recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month

04-09-15, Public Health Launches New Be Healthy Sacramento Website

03-10-15, Franklin High Student Diagnosed with Active Tuberculosis

02-06-15, Update on Tuberculosis Screening at Florin High School

02-01-15, Florin High School Student Diagnosed With Active Tuberculosis

01-20-15, Media Advisory: Sacramento County to Host Free Community Storyteller Event


12-12-14, Sacramento Respite Partnership Collaborative Announces $350,000 in Grant Funding for Mental Health Respite Services

11-03-14, Media Advisory: Free Adult and Family Flu Vaccine Clinic

10-31-14, Media Advisory: Free Adult and Family Flu Vaccine Clinic

10-23-14, Sacramento County Prepared for Ebola

10-06-14, Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 5-11, 2014) Underlines Importance of Reducing Stigma in Sacramento County

10-06-14, Enhancing Our Quality of Life - Board of Supervisors to Honor Local Heroes of Human Services

10-01-14, Media Advisory: Adult and Family Flu Vaccine Clinic

08-28-14, Update on Tuberculosis Screenings at Grant Union High School

08-14-14, Tuberculosis Screening Scheduled at Grant Union High School

08-06-14, First Human West Nile Virus Death for 2014 in Sacramento County

07-31-14, Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Scheduled for August

06-11-14, Update Final TB Screening at Grant Union High School on June 13th

05-14-14, Media Advisory: Sacramento County Nurse-Family Partnership Program Graduation at the Sacramento Zoo

05-14-14, Update on Tuberculosis Screenings at Grant Union High School

05-12-14, Pertussis Cases in Sacramento County Climbing

04-29-14, Additional Tuberculosis Screenings at Grant Union High School

04-23-14, Uma Zykofsky to be Deputy Director of Behavioral Health Services

03-05-14, New Survey Finds Tobacco Products Easily Available, Accessible to Kids in Sacramento Stores

03-03-14, Media Advisory: What's In Store: Tobacco Industry Continues To Target Youth

02-24-14, Student Diagnosed With Active Tuberculosis

02-11-14, Free Community Flu Vaccine Clinic

02-05-14, Sacramento County Influenza Update

01-31-14, Sacramento County Influenza Update

01-29-14, Sacramento County Behavioral Health Services Awarded Grant to Prevent Mental Health Crisis and Hospitalizations

01-28-14, Sacramento County Influenza Update

01-24-14, Sacramento County Hosts Panel Discussion on Reducing Stigma

01-24-14, Sacramento County Influenza Update

01-22-14, Sacramento County Influenza Update

01-17-14, It's Not Too Late To Vaccinate

01-03-14, First Influenza Death in Sacramento County


12-27-13, Influenza Increases in Sacramento County

11-01-13, Media Advisory: Drive-thru Flu Clinic

09-30-13, Flu Clinics 2013

08-26-13, Don't Think. Know. Free Mail-In STD Test Kits

06-18-13, Dangers of Flavored Tobacco Products

06-18-13, Tobacco Sales to Minors in Sacramento County

06-18-13, Health Alert: Hepatitis "A" Community Alert

06-13-13, Health Advisory: Wildfire Smoke Health Advisory

06-05-13, National Sun Safety Week

05-22-13, Media Advisory: 31st Annual "Festival Latino" Scholarship Luncheon


12-12-12, Media Advisory: Community Flu Vaccine Clinic

12-05-12, Sacramento County to Honor Local Mental Health Champions During Children's Provider Meeting

12-03-12, Heroes of Human Services Award

11-29-12, Media Advisory: Senior Flu Clinic

11-15-12, Operation Escape

11-14-12, Media Advisory: Operation Escape

11-07-12, Media Advisory: Heart Gallery of Sacramento Gala

11-07-12, Media Advisory: National Adoption Awareness Day "Calling Out of Names"

11-02-12, One-Stop Vote and Vaccinate in Sacramento County

10-30-12, Sacramento County Youth PSA Contest Launched to Stop Stigma and Open Dialogue about Mental Illness

10-17-12, Sac County Launches Low Income Health Plan (LIHP)

10-16-12, Media Advisory: Sacramento County, Congresswoman Matsui & Molina Healthcare Announce Kick-Off of Sacramento County LIHP

10-09-12, Sacramento County Observes Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 7-13, 2012

09-21-12, 2012 Senior Flu Clinics

09-10-12, Sacramento County Public Health works with Methodist Hospital on TB Case

08-29-12, Sac Co to Honor Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg & Local Mental Health Champions During Mental Health Board Meeting

07-23-12, Sac County to Honor Six Mental Health Champions During BOS Meeting

06-07-12, Photo and Media Opportunity - Dr. Olivia Kasirye Discusses Steps to Prevent Child Drownings

06-07-12, Aerial Spraying to Control Mosquitoes Infected

05-24-12, First Five Mosquito Samples and Two Birds

05-24-12, Power Soul Stroll for Health

05-23-12, Sac County Park Prescription

05-22-12, Sac Pub Health TB exposure

05-11-12, Second Saturday Art Display

03-21-12, New Sacramento County WIC Website

02-07-12, New Sacramento County Health Officer Announced

02-02-12, Sacramento County Executive to Recommend New Public Health Officer

01-24-12, MHSA Social Media Channels Launch

01-19-12, Sac Co Health Event

01-12-12, Sacramento County Launches Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative


11-28-11, Flu Clinics Offered for Seniors, High-Risk Individuals by Sacramento County

11-14-11, Flu Clinics Offered for Seniors, High-Risk Individuals by Sacramento County

11-14-11, Enhancing Our Quality of Life, Board of Supervisors to Honor Local Heroes of Human Services

11-09-11, New Child Protective Services Deputy Director Announced

10-05-11, Flu Clinics Offered in South, North Sacramento Oct. 11 & Oct. 17

09-27-11, Sacramento County Observes Mental Illness Awareness Week October 2-8, 2011

09-21-11, Reminder to parents: Tdap booster shot is required to attend school

09-01-11, Residents Urged to Avoid Outdoor Feeding Of Animals After Raccoon Attacks in Downtown Sacramento

08-30-11, Sacramento County Residents Can Get Free Nicotine Patches

08-22-11, Sacramento County Announces Low Cost Prescription Program for All Residents

08-18-11, Whooping cough immunization clinic is Aug. 25 at Pannell Community Center

08-04-11, Additional information regarding 2 cases of Salmonella Heidelberg in Sacramento County

07-27-11, Free whooping cough clinics scheduled for August

06-30-11, Tobacco Sales to Minors Remain Low in Sacramento County; Education, Tobacco Retail Licensing May Be Helping

06-27-11, New Law Requires 7th-12th Graders to be Immunized Against Whooping Cough

06-21-11, Stay Healthy During Sacramento’s Sizzling Days of Summer

05-16-11, 5k Walk/Run On June 18 Aims To Support Black Infant Health Program, Raise Awareness Of Infant Mortality

04-29-11, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day to be Celebrated at Kids Day in the Park

04-06-11, STD Awareness Month Message: If You’re Sexually Active, Get Yourself Tested

03-09-11, CPS Resource Fair in East Region

02-28-11, Former Social Worker Pleads Guilty to IHSS Fraud

02-24-11, Infant Health Program Leader is a Health Hero

02-15-11, Afternoon/Evening Whooping Cough Immunization Clinic Offered Thursday, 02/17/11 in North Highlands!

02-08-11, Whooping Cough Immunization Clinic is Saturday, Feb. 12


12-02-10, Rental housing industry honors Tobacco Control Coalition for promoting smoke-free housing

12-01-10, Child Protective Services Commemorates New Practices with Resource Fair

11-29-10, Board of Supervisors to Honor Local Heroes of Human Services

11-03-10, Heart Gallery Celebrates Six Years of Giving Hearts a Home

10-15-10, Public-private partnership saves low-cost flu clinics

10-06-10, AstraZeneca and Sacramento County Pharmacy Provide Free Medicines to Eligible Patients

09-29-10, Rep. Matsui Announces $370,000 Award for Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services

09-24-10, Sacramento County Primary Health Services Receives $225,000 Funds Will Help with Federal Health Reform Transition

07-29-10, In-Home Supportive Services Office Reduces Public Counter Hours

06-04-10, Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Reductions in Health Services

06-01-10, Consultant’s report to Board of Supervisors: CPS is on track

04-22-10, Free H1N1 Shots Offered by Public Health at Kids Day in the Park and Festival De La Familia April 24-25!

02-11-10, Foster youth fundraiser on Feb. 16: Grab a burger, help a teen

02-10-10, Public Health Announces 11 Free H1N1 Flu Clinic Locations

02-04-10, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Sunday, February 7

01-19-10, First 5 Sacramento Approves Funding for Enhanced Children's Medical Clearance Exams


12-31-09, H1N1 Flu Clinic Schedule (updating Jan. 6 clinic street address).

12-16-09, Update Regarding Recalled H1N1 Vaccine in Sacramento County

12-10-09, Resource Guide Lists Faith-Based, Community Services

12-08-09, Dress warmly for the December 9th H1N1 clinic at Florin Road Toyota!

12-04-09, Sacramento County Seeks Volunteers to Help With H1N1 Flu Vaccination Clinics

11-24-09, Sacramento County’s H1N1 Vaccination Clinics for Everyone Begin November 30th; Revised Clinic Schedule Released

11-19-09, Nov. 20-21 H1N1 Vaccination clinics to be rescheduled due to weather, parking

11-12-09, Media Advisory: Dr. Trochet to Hold H1N1 Update News Conference Nov. 13 at 1:00 PM

11-10-09, Updated H1N1 Schedule of Public Health’s H1N1 Flu Clinics

11-03-09, Public Health to Hold Media Availability with Dr. Trochet on H1N1 Flu November 4th

11-02-09, Local H1N1 Flu Emergency Declaration Requested by Public Health

10-30-09, DHHS, Public Health and Sacramento OES to Hold News Conference Nov. 2 on H1N1 Flu

10-27-09, Sacramento County Releases Schedule of H1N1 Vaccination Clinics

10-22-09, Heart Gallery Celebrates Five Years of Giving Hearts a Home

10-02-09, Fall Flu Season Update: H1N1 Vaccine Begins Arriving Next Week

10-02-09, Restaurant to be Recognized October 5 for Smoke-Free Patio Dining

09-21-09, Regular Physical Activity, Hazard Awareness are Keys to Preventing Falls

08-12-09, H1N1 Flu Video Update Available from Sacramento County Public Health

08-04-09, H1N1 Swine Flu Raises Awareness of the Importance of Immunizations

07-22-09, Sacramento County Public Health Reaches 500th Twitter Milestone!

07-07-09, Oak Park Clinic Reopening

07-02-09, Protect Your Skin and Eyes from Ultraviolet Rays!

06-24-09, National HIV Testing Day is June 27; Free Testing Sites Open

06-23-09, Sacramento County Announces First H1N1 (Swine) Flu death

06-19-09, Dr. Trochet Receives 2009 "Women Who Mean Business" Award

06-05-09, H1N1 Flu Update from Sacramento County Public Health

06-01-09, CPS improvements to be highlighted at June 2 board hearing

04-29-09, Sacramento County Public Health Conducts Daily Press Availabilities

04-27-09, Swine Flu Confirmed

04-27-09, Public Health Update

04-26-09, Brief Summary of Swine Flu Media Availability

04-26-09, Notice of Media Availability

04-06-09, National Public Health Week

04-01-09, Changes to Medically Indigent Services Program

03-09-09, Social Workers Honored

02-27-09, Closure of Clinics

02-24-09, Perinatal Disparities Conference to be Held February 26

01-09-09, Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program Begins