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**Press Release** Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition

2016-09-27T09:17:21+00:00 September 26th, 2016|

On Tuesday, September 27th at 9am, the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition of community organizations, government agencies, and employers will gather to recognize efforts to promote the health of parents and their babies. From June to August, 2016, San Francisco worksites conducted self-assessments of their policies and practices. These assessments were then reviewed by the Healthy [...]

Have you done a checkup on your Doctor’s license?

2016-08-29T14:45:45+00:00 July 6th, 2016|

The Medical Board of California encourages consumers to check up on their doctor’s license. Such a checkup is simple and helps a consumer make an informed choice when choosing a doctor. To determine a doctor’s status, go to the Medical Board’s website at www.mbc.ca.gov. Please note: if you do not have a computer, call (800) [...]

**Press Release** DPH recommends Meningococcal Vaccine for HIV-positive people and gay men

2017-11-16T12:16:37+00:00 June 24th, 2016|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rachael Kagan, San Francisco Department of Public Health 415 554-2507, 415 420-5017 cell, rachael.kagan@sfdph.org SF Health Department recommends vaccination against Meningococcal disease for HIV-positive people and gay men Outbreaks in southern California announced by State Health Department Vaccine for at-risk groups is recommended, effective and widely available It’s Pride week, take [...]

**Press Release** Naloxone Decreases Use of ER in Patients Taking Opioids for Pain

2017-11-16T12:16:37+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|

January 27, 2016 San Francisco Department of Public Health Barbara A. Garcia, MPA Director of Health City and County of San Francisco RELEASE EMBARGOED until 8pm Pacific/5pm Eastern June 27, 2016 Contact: Rachael Kagan, San Francisco Department of Public Health 415 554-2507, 415 420-5017 cell, rachael.kagan@sfdph.org   Naloxone decreases the use of emergency room in [...]

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Celebrates 2016 “Summer Fest”

2017-11-16T12:16:37+00:00 June 9th, 2016|

ZSFG’s Community Wellness Program is hosting Summer Fest to promote and celebrate family and community wellness. Here's a flyer. When: Friday, June 10th, 11am – 2pm Where: Building 5 – Cafeteria and 2nd floor hall at the Community Wellness Center Free festivities include: Rhythmic drums, DANCING to world beats, sharing healthy snacks, and more – [...]

Record High Temps Expected

2016-08-29T15:23:32+00:00 April 5th, 2016|

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA 510 AM PDT TUE APR 5 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND CENTRAL COAST OF CALIFORNIA DAY ONE...TUESDAY AND TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 5 A WARMING TREND WILL START TODAY WITH HIGHS CLIMBING ABOVE NORMAL FOR EARLY APRIL. EXPECT AFTERNOON [...]

Prevention is the Name of the Game for Childhood Lead Exposure

2017-11-16T12:16:41+00:00 April 4th, 2016|

Since 1993, the San Francisco Childhood Lead Prevention Program (CLPP), part of the SF Department of Public Health, has worked to eliminate lead hazards in San Francisco. The program recently published the "Two Decades Protecting San Francisco Children from Exposure to Lead" report, which highlights all of the accomplishments to date in protecting children from [...]