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Northern California Fires Affecting SF Air Quality – Health Tips for San Franciscans

2017-10-10T12:44:07+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

The multiple fires currently burning in Napa, Sonoma and other northern counties are affecting our air quality and may create the potential of a health hazard, here in San Francisco. You can find the current Air Quality from the EPA here and learn what to do: https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=317   For General Public: Smoke from wildfires and [...]

Flu season has arrived. Time for your flu shot!

2017-11-16T12:16:36+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

San Francisco, CA – Public Health Departments around the Bay Area are announcing that influenza season is beginning and SF residents are encouraged to get their flu shots. Because the flu is unpredictable and the vaccine takes two weeks to become fully effective, San Francisco County health officials urge everyone six months and older to [...]

*** PRESS RELEASE *** City and County of San Francisco Activates Cooling Centers for Tuesday September 26 to Thursday September 28

2017-11-16T12:16:36+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

San Francisco, CA – The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting elevated temperatures for San Francisco from Tuesday September 26 through Thursday September 28. Temperatures may reach the low to mid 90s during this time period. Hot temperatures over the course of several days will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible especially [...]

**Press Release** As National Health Care Policy Roils, San Francisco Reaffirms Commitment to High Quality Care and Access

2017-11-16T12:16:37+00:00 August 10th, 2017|

As National Health Care Policy Roils, San Francisco Reaffirms Commitment to High Quality Care and Access San Francisco Health Network Helps Patients Navigate the City’s Public Health Care System “Health Care is Here” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rachael Kagan, San Francisco Department of Public Health 415 554-2507, 415 420-5017 cell, rachael.kagan@sfdph.org SAN FRANCISCO (August [...]

**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 [...]

**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 [...]