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RSS RSS News Feed

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that's easier than checking them manually. The Public Health RSS News Feed contains the latest News Releases from Butte County Public Health. Users can subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking here or by clicking on the Public Health News Feed link located on our home paqe. The first time a user visits the news feed, they have the option to subscribe. Once subscribed, their reader automatically checks the Public Health Website regularly for new content, downloading any updates that it finds. Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Mozilla Firefox 2, and Apple's Safari browsers have built in support for subscribing to RSS feeds. There are also several free RSS readers available for download if you are using a older browser that does not have a built-in RSS reader.

document type Adobe Acrobat PDF format PDF Files

Several forms on this website are in Portable Document Format (PDF). To view these files, you will need the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The PDF forms may be used in the following manner:

Click on the selected form to open it in your browser window.

Print the completed form on your local printer.

If desired, use the "Save As..." command to save the document to your computer's hard drive or a floppy disk.

Complete the form using a pen or typewriter. Sign it if a signature is called for on the form, and forward the document via fax, U.S. mail or other method as indicated (some submittals require original signatures).

MS-Word icon Microsoft Word Files

Click on the selected form to open it in your browser window.

Use the "Save As..." command to save the document to your computer's hard drive or a floppy disk.

Start Microsoft Word and open the document.

Complete the form by typing in the fields onscreen (only some forms are currently configured for onscreen completion at this time). Print the completed form on your local printer. Examine the form for accuracy, completeness, and proper formatting. Go back to your computer to make any corrections. When you are satisfied with your final copy, print it again, sign it if a signature is called for on the form, and forward the document via fax, U.S. mail or other method as indicated (some submittals require original signatures).

How to print Public Health webpage content only without navigation bars and banners

If you'd like to print our webpage content but want to save your ink cartridge by not printing the left side navigation bar or our photographic banner at the top of the page, here's a quick and easy method by just using your mouse:

1. Using your mouse, place your cursor at the beginning of the first word, then while keeping your mouse button down, drag your mouse to the lower right of the text you want printed so that it highlights.

2. Next, use your Internet browser's controls to print only your selected text. For example, in Internet Explorer, go to the menu and press File, Print. In the Print options dialog menu that appears, in the "Print range" section, click the option called, "Selection" then press the OK button. It will print only your selected text and graphics (if graphics are adjacent in your text selection) and ignore everything else outside your selection.