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  •  September is recognized as National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. Promote the theme this year “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan today.” Each week look out for emergency preparedness tips for emergencies that are specific to Yolo County to better prepare you and your family. Please feel free to reach out to for more tips to prepare yourselves and your loved ones. #NatlPrep

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Week 3 - Flood Preparedness

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  •  ***NEW*** Safe Routes to School will be hosting a Parent Info Night for Woodland Joint Unified School District parents on September 20th. Please see the flyer and webpage for more information. 
  • Food Service Directory: A listing of the various free food distribution and meal sites throughout Yolo County. The guide is separated by city and is in both English and Spanish. Each listing includes information on the organization hosting the food distribution or meal, as well as details about location, day and time of the distribution/meal, and any restrictions. The guide also contains information about the Yolo FRESHTEXT program, which is a free way to get food distribution information sent to your phone. 
  • 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
  •  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.

About Community Health

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.

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Ways to Get Involved

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:
  •  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.
  • 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. 

Contact Us

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.
(530) 666-8645
(800) 794-6517

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