National Public Health Week 2012

Butte County Public Health Department Recognizes National Public Health Week 2012

Today, we know that nearly 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese; 46 million people don’t have health insurance; almost 900,000 people die deaths that can be prevented each year; and for the first time, American children may live shorter lives than their parents.  Even though the statistics are discouraging, every day is a chance to improve the health of our community. 

Catching and preventing these illnesses and incidents before they develop is the key to improving our nation’s health. There are so many small steps we can take to begin leading healthier lives; sometimes it just takes a little motivation.  Even what may seem like the smallest actions—such as going for a 30-minute walk most days of the week, purchasing produce from your local farmer’s market, e-mailing a friend a healthy recipe, or wearing a helmet when riding a bike-- can have a big impact when they are spread throughout an entire family or community. 

In recognition of National Public Health Week, April 2-8th, the Butte County Public Health Department invites Butte County citizens to join forces in supporting this year's theme of, "A Healthier America Begins TODAY:  Join the Movement!"  Please stay posted throughout the month of April for helpful tips from our public health educators, nurses, and nutritionists about how you can make this spring/summer season healthier and safer—in your families, neighborhoods, workplaces and schools.  A healthier Butte County begins with you.

For more information about National Public Health Week, please visit


Public Health Clinic

Oral Rapid HIV Anti-body Testing (No blood/Results in 20 minutes)
Fluoride Varnish Treatment for Your Children
Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings (Every Woman Counts)
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing Options
Car Seat Classes in Your Neighborhood (Low Cost Child Safety Seats)
Birth Control That is Right For You. English or Spanish
Qualifications for the Family PACT Program (access to FREE birth control & testing)
Need Immunizations? Need Birth Control? Need STI Testing/Treatment. Visit the Public Health Clinics today.
Pregnancy Resources in Butte County
Public Health Nurse Home Visits


Qualifications for the Cal-Fresh Program (Apply Today)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool
Online Resource for California Benefits—Simplified

Child Health and Disability Prevention

Well Child Exams for Your Child (CHDP)
Butte County CHDP Providers
CHDP/Medi-Cal Referral List for Various Medical Services
Medi-Cal Hearing, Speech, and Vision Referrals
List of North Valley Dentist Accepting Medi-Cal
Every Child Needs a Dental Home

Communicable Disease Emergency Response

Are you Prepared For an Emergency?   Get Your 72-Hour Plan Here.
Want to Know More About Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C Support Groups in Your Area? Oroville Chico
Don't Get More Than Just a Tattoo (Body Art Safety)

Animal Control

Free Senior Pet Adoptions throughout April 
Barking Dogs Complaint Process

Enviromental Health

Food Facility Inspections (April 2010 and Newer)

Tobacco Education Program Information
Smoke Free Outdoor Dining in Oroville and Chico
Want to Quit Smoking? Help is here…