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Posted on: April 2, 2021

APD and DHHS join forces to address mental health

Four days a week, a mental health clinician or case manager is stationed at the Arcata Police Department (APD) and goes on calls with officers to conduct outreach and follow up with people in the community who need assistance. 

The collaboration b...

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20210402 - MIST-APD-BH (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Wet weather test period begins today

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) announced the opening of the wet weather test period for the evaluation of proposed individual on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS). The ...

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2021 wet weather test period (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Community meetings planned to gather MHSA input

Interested in learning more about the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)? The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services will host five regional virtual meetings to share information about and gather input for the MHSA Annual Update for 2021...

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MHSA Community Meetings (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: January 4, 2021

DHHS Public Health receives grant for bicycle and pedestrian safety education

Bicycle and pedestrian safety education is the focus of a $120,000 grant the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health branch recently received from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

DHHS Senior Health Educ...

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2021 Bicycle-Pedestrian safety grant (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Three test positive at Sempervirens

Three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Sempervirens, Humboldt County Department Health & Human Services’ (DHHS) 16-bed in-patient psychiatric hospital located in Eureka.  

Following confirmation that a staff person ...

20201215 - Three test positive at Sempervirens

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

New rule will prevent local waste disposal sites from accepting treated wood

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will no longer allow the landfill disposal of treated wood waste (TWW). This means that transfer stations and rural container drop-off sites can no longer accept TWW for ...

20201215 - Treated wood waste (PDF)

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Holiday Food Safety

The holidays will look different this year, but food safety precautions remain the same.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health (DEH) is reminding people of safe food handling tips to keep holiday mea...

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Holiday Food Safety (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Free community flu vaccine clinic scheduled for Nov. 18

Community members are invited to participate in a free drive-thru flu vaccine clinic scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Humboldt County Library’s main branch at 1313 Third St. in Eureka. 

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Community Flu Clinic (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Quitting smoking starts with one day

Smokers are encouraged to quit tobacco use for one day for the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 19. The Tobacco Education Network, a part of the Humboldt Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention coalition, and the American Cancer Society (ACS) urge smo...

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Great American Smokeout 2020 (PDF) Department of Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Flu vaccines available throughout the community

Flu season has officially begun, and health officials say this year with COVID-19 already circulating around the community, it is more important than ever to get a vaccine. 

A flu vaccine is needed every year to maintain existing immunity because ...

20201014 - Flu Vaccine (PDF)

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