COMMUNITY HEALTH BRANCH UPDATES
***NEW*** Maternal Wellness SummitYolo County Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative is hosting a Maternal Wellness Summit on May 12th from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. The summit will focus on how maternal wellness is critical for communities to thrive. If you serve or advocate for families, are involved with policy and quality assurance activates, are a clinical or clinical staff, community based organization, researcher, and/or passionate about maternal/infant health and behavioral health, please join us. You can register for the summit HERE. More information about the event and the Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative can be found HERE.
***NEW****Safe Routes to School Poster Contest
Our new program, Safe Routes to School, is hosting a poster contest for Woodland Joint Unified School District students in grades K-8th grade. The contest is open from April 1st - May 13, 2016. Please see the Safe Routes to School page for full contest information.
- Community Health Branch Strategic Plan
In October 2015, 18 staff from a variety of programs and levels of the Community Health Branch participated in a 2 day strategic planning session to help guide the direction of the agency for the next 3 years. The strategic plan can be seen HERE, with the first year priorities in color. If you have further questions about the strategic plan, please contact Emily Vaden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Yolo County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
In August 2014 Healthy Yolo link completed a Community Health Assessment (CHA) which identified Chronic Disease, Mental Health and Healthy Aging as community healthy priorities. Work groups were formed to help engage the community in the planning and implementation of a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CHIP was finalized on 12/18/15, however the work of the CHIP work groups is ongoing with regular meetings, data reporting and work towards identified goals and objectives. The CHIP is using the collective impact framework, which is ideal for achieving progress on complex large-scale social issues. If you are interested in participating in the CHIP work groups or have further questions please contact Emily Vaden.
The Health and Human Services Community Health Branch was previously known as the Yolo County Health Department. This branch promotes health and wellness, prevents disease and injury, and protects people and the environment.
What is Public Health
Are you interested in getting involved? The Community Health Branch has many ways you can!
- Anti-Tobacco Youth Coalition (YUFA STAR): YUFA STAR is a coalition of youth, ages 12-17, that works with the community to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco and influences of big tobacco companies.
- Breastfeeding Coalition:
- County Nutrition Action Partnership (CNAP): Partners servicing Yolo County in regards to food programs, nutrition education, and outreach.
- Emergency Medical Care Committee (EMCC)*: Advisory Board to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, this committee is responsible for an annual review of ambulance services, emergency medical care (including CPR and respiratory training programs), and First Aid practices. The public is welcome at this meeting.
- Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (HPC): This coalition works to maintain, refine, and enhance the capabilities of health care systems to be prepared for all-hazard events.
- Health Council:
Advisory Board to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, this committee aims to develop and improve health services in the County. The public is welcome at this meeting.
- Healthy Yolo: Healthy Yolo is a collaborative effort that aims to address public health issues. The public is welcome at this meeting.
- MCAH Advisory Board: Advisory Board to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, this committee reviews the County's health care services, programs, providers, and facilities and insures that they adequately meet the needs of the County's maternal and adolescent health needs. The public is welcome at this meeting.
- Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative: This mutli-disciplinary collaborative promotes maternal wellness by developing and maintaining a system of care for Yolo County mothers who are at risk for or experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
- Saving Lungs, Saving Lives: A coalition of UC Davis students working on tobacco prevention issues.
- Tobacco Prevention Coalition: This coalition strives to create tobacco-free environment, tobacco-free generations, and involve tobacco-free citizens for the new century.
- Yolo Emergency Medical Services Agency (YEMSA) Continuous Quality Improvement: This committee is used to better monitor pre-hsopital care provided in Yolo County.
- Yolo Emergency Medical Services Agency (YEMSA) Physicians' Advisory Committee (PAC): This committee provides advice and recommendations to the EMS Agency and EMS Medical Director on medically related topics.
Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency
Community Health Branch
137 North Cottonwood Street, Woodland, CA 95695
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, unless noted otherwise.
updated March 30, 2016