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

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!

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

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 [...]

Advanced Heat Notice for San Francisco. High Temperature predicted at 86°

September 22nd, 2017|

The National Weather Service is predicting increased temperatures, expected to be over 85° for Tuesday the 26th and over 80° through Thursday the 28th. You can prepare for the heat by pulling the shades down during the day and keeping the windows open at night. Drink water and try to keep out of the sun. When it [...]

Heat Advisory for San Francisco. Temperatures are expected to be as high as 90 degrees over the next several days.

September 1st, 2017|

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for San Francisco. Temperatures are expected to be as high as 90 degrees over the next several days. Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible especially for older adults, children, people who are sick as well as pets. Please see information [...]

**Press Release** Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition

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?

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

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

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”

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 – [...]