Public Health

Welcome to the Public Health Department

The Butte County Department of Public Health  (BCPHD) runs over 50 programs serving: children, mothers, families, adults, small businesses, animals, and the environment. Promoting healthy behaviors and resources, preventing illness and protecting the health of residents and visitors in Butte County is our daily commitment.

As a nationally accredited health department, we are involved in a variety of community-based activities that engage residents in the planning, evaluation and implementation of health improvements in their communities. Our website is designed to be your local resource for health information. Throughout this site, you can learn more about the many excellent programs and services that are offered through the department.

Danette York
Director, Butte County Public Health

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    Public Health Announces First Flu Death, Urges Flu Vaccination

    Public Health is reporting the first flu-related death for the 2023-24 flu season. The person, visiting Butte County from the East Coast, was in their 30s and died due to complications of influenza. Read on...

Community Health Assessment Opens in new windowCommunity Health Assessment (CHA)

View the 2019 to 2022 Butte County Community Health Assessment (CHA) (PDF). The CHA highlights the top health needs of people living in Butte County and will be used to develop and guide a three-year Community Health Improvement Plan, slated to start in early 2020.