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Our Mission

​The mission of Sacramento County Public Health is to promote, protect, and assure conditions for optimal health and public safety for residents and communities of Sacramento County through leadership, collaboration, prevention, and response.


Our Vision

Optimal health and well-being for Sacramento County communities!

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Vaping Related Lung Illness

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a health advisory urging everyone to refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source, until current investigations are complete. See the health advisory issued by CDPH for more information.

The County's Tobacco Education Program provides helpful cessation resources.

Protect Yourself Against the Flu

The flu season is approaching. Protect yourself and help prevent the further spread of the flu by getting vaccinated. It takes two weeks for your body to build up protection after getting the vaccine so get vaccinated early, preferably by the end of October. Getting vaccinated later can still be beneficial.

Be Alert: Certain Skin Creams May Contain Mercury

Mercury has been found in certain foreign brand, unlabeled, and/or homemade skin creams, causing severe disease in those using the skin cream as well as family members. Learn more about these skin creams and what you should do if you've been using them:

Mercury in Skin Creams

Journey of Hope

JOH Image.pngThe “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project is proud to host the “Journey of Hope: Real Life Stories of Living with Mental Health Challenges Portrayed Through Art” exhibit. The exhibition pairs local writers with artists who illustrate their personal stories of struggle, hope and recovery with mental illness. 

For the first time ever, this exhibit will be displayed at three local art galleries:

Elk Grove Fine Arts Center | Exhibit Dates: October 5 – 23, 2019 | Public Reception: October 5, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m.

Sacramento Fine Arts Center | Exhibit Dates: October 29 – November 17, 2019 | Public Reception: November 9, 2019, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Crocker Art Museum | Exhibit Dates: November 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020 | Public Reception: December 15, 2019, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit the Stop Stigma Sacramento website, and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter.


Going Back to School

Children are required by California law to have certain childhood vaccines in order to attend school, day care, and child care. Learn more about these required vaccines at Shots for School or contact the Sacramento County Immunization Assistance Program for more information.

Mosquito Season

Mosquito season starts in the summer and continues through early fall as temperatures increase and mosquitoes become active. Mosquitoes spread diseases, such as West Nile virus and Zika virus. Learn more about these mosquito-borne diseases and how to protect yourself this summer.

Syphilis Is on the Rise in Sacramento

IM-BusShelterRippedJean.pngSyphilis is on the rise in Sacramento County. Learn how the HIV/STD Prevention Program can help.

2020 U.S. Census

Learn why participating in the Census is important.  

Travelers' Health
Are you planning on traveling to another country? Find out what vaccines are recommended and make sure to schedule enough time to get them before traveling. Also, find out what diseases and outbreaks you should be aware of before traveling.

Be Healthy Sacramento 

Looking for data on Sacramento County? Visit Be Healthy Sacramento for public data on a variety of topics from education to health for Sacramento County.



 Nurse-Family Partnership


Learn about the services available for first-time pregnant women through the Nurse-Family Partnership Program.

What Every Woman Should Know!

Hear a message from our County Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye, by clicking on the photo. 

Learn more about the Preconception Health Campaign.