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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Jan. 13, 2023 - Wet weather test period begins Saturday

This news release is translated into English and Spanish. Please scroll to the end to view both.

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental Health (DEH) announced the&nbs...

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Additional Info... Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Nov. 22, 2022 - Make food safety a priority this holiday season

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

Supervising Environmental Health Specialist Benjamin Dolf said, &...

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Food Safety 2022 (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Nov. 21, 2022 - Nurse-Family Partnership celebrates recent graduates and welcomes new participants

Nearly 840 families have graduated from the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program since it launched locally in 2009, including more than a dozen new families who recently celebrated completing the program.

The graduation event, held at Sequoia Park in Eur...

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20221121 - NFP Graduation (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Nov. 16, 2022 - Want to weigh in on mental health services? Survey now available

Community residents are invited to take a survey to provide input on local mental health services and what new and innovative ideas they think should be included in Humboldt County’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) 2023-2026 three-year plan.

The new plan...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Nov. 16, 2022 - Second fox bites person near Manila dunes area

A resident in the Manila area was bitten by a fox over the weekend, almost a month after a similar incident in the same area involving a fox that later tested positive for rabies.

The fox in the most recent incident has not been caught and its rabies statu...

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20221116 - Rabies in Manila (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Nov. 16, 2022 - Young children most at risk of ‘Tridemic’ impacts

Health Officials are urging community residents to take precautions this season after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an increase in COVID-19 cases and earlier-than-expected flu activity and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) ...

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20221116 - Tridemic (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Nov. 15, 2022 - Quitting smoking starts with one day

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 17. People who use tobacco are encouraged to quit for one day and make a plan to quit for good. 

The Tobacco Education Network, a part of the Humboldt Allies for Substance Use Prevention coalition, and...

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GAS 2022 (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Oct. 28, 2022 - Algal bloom advisory lifted for Big Lagoon

The harmful algal bloom advisory for Big Lagoon has been lifted after water quality results from recent sampling showed cyanobacterial toxin concentrations below health advisory thresholds according to the State Water Resource Control Board. The original ...

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Cyanobacteria Warning Lifted (PDF) Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Oct. 26, 2022 - Crisis Intervention Team training provides increased knowledge of mental illness

Nearly 30 law enforcement officers and mental health service providers from agencies across the county participated in a five-day Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to learn strategies to better respond to people experiencing mental health crises.&am...

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CIT Training 2022 Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Oct. 17, 2022 - DEH reminds county residents what to look out for after rabid fox found near Manila

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health Laboratory, in partnership with the California Department of Public Health Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory, confirmed that a fox found at the Lanphere Dunes in the...

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20221017 - Rabies at Lanphere (PDF) Health & Human Services

 
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