Consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and getting daily exercise are key factors to maintaining a healthy weight, reducing your risk of chronic disease and promoting your overall health. Starting May 11, 2016, Public Health Services is offering FREE classes that focus on improving nutrition and physical activity.
The classes are held at the Health Net Community Center, 678 N. Wilson Way, Suite 16, Stockton 95205. You do not need to register and “drop-ins” are welcome at any of the classes. For more information, call 209-468-2406. To see the full schedule and topics of the classes, click here.
Consumir menos calorías, elegir alimentos saludables y ejercicio diario son factores clave para mantener un peso saludable, reducir el riesgo de enfermedades crónicas y la promoción de su salud en general. Comenzando el 11 de mayo , los Servicios de Salud Pública están ofreciendo clases GRATUITAS que se centran en mejorar la nutrición y la actividad física.
Las clases serán ofrecidas en el Centro Comunitario de HealthNet, 678 N. Wilson Way, Suite 16, Stockton 95205. No es necesario registrarse y todos son bienvenidos en cualquiera de las clases. Para obtener más información, llame al 209-468-2406. Para ver el horario completo y los temas de las clases, haga clic aquí.
Below is the latest information available regarding the opioid-related overdoses that were reported San Joaquin County Public Health Services (as of May 1, 2016):
Question: What is the current number of overdoses that have been reported to Public Health Services?
Answer: Since the week of March 24, the numbers of reported overdoses have steadily decreased each week. The total number from March 24 to May 1 is 59:
Week 1 (3/24-3/30)
Week 2 (3/31-4/7)
Week 3 (4/8-4/17)
Week 4 (4/18-4/24)
Week 5 (4/25-5/1)
Question: What is the average number of opioid-related overdoses per week in past years?
Answer: 3 overdoses.
Question: How many deaths are suspected of being caused by the fentanyl street drug?
Answer: No opioid-related deaths have been reported from hospitals for Week 5. There was 1 death in Week 4 that is suspected to be due fentanyl toxicity. Two deaths from Week 1 have been confirmed as accidental overdoses due to fentanyl toxicity. There are numerous unexplained deaths that are still under investigation and awaiting toxicology results.
Question: What is the average number of deaths due to opioid overdoses per year in the past?
Answer: 46 deaths due to opioid pills per year.
Question: How can I protect myself?
Answer: It is important to not take any prescription-type pills that are not obtained from one's own doctor and/or pharmacy. There may still be counterfeit Norco pills on the street and the public should remain vigilant.
Public Health Services (PHS) works to protect the public's health and promote a healthy future for all residents. The just released Annual Report for 2015 provides a snapshot of the work and services provided this past year. It reviews selected data and program information, highlights some successes and challenges, and mentions a few of the main issues to address during 2016.
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, pregnant less than 26 weeks, identify
as African American, and able to commit to attending the 10 Prenatal and 10
Postpartum Group Sessions. Starting April 7th, 2016, the program is offering a new series of 10 Free Prenatal Sessions. All classes are held
from 11:00 am-2:00pm, at Health Net of California, 678 N Wilson Way in Stockton.
Registration is required for these free classes. For more information and to
register call 1-800-698-2304 or 209-953-7074.
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: