• back-to-school-vector-abstract_zJwqdgPuBack to School

    Another summer has flown by and it is time for the kids to go back to school.  

    Preparing to go back to school includes that trip to buy new crayons, pencils, notebooks and maybe even shoes and it is also a good time to make sure your child is prepared for potential emergencies.

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  • Do you have a plan?

    We are all aware that we should plan for what our family will do in the case of an emergency.  This task seems overwhelming but  you and your family can do it in small steps and it is worth the investment  of your time.

      Learn more here

  • Home conceptHousing in Monterey County

    Where you live affects your health

    High housing costs force families to overspend, overcrowd, live in unsafe homes, or uproot themselves from the community.

    The shortage of affordable housing takes the hardest toll on low-income and people of color - the groups that spend the highest portion of their income on housing. These groups in turn are most pressed with difficult financial decisions around where to live and how to budget their remaining income. Short and long-term consequences related to housing unaffordability contribute to health inequities in our communities.      What does housing in Monterey County look like?

  • Etta and Abby would like to come home with you.

    If you are looking for new furever friend to fill an empty spot in your life, Etta and  Abby invite you to come down to the Monterey County Animal Shelter at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas to meet them and the other animals.    Shelter hours Noon to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.  See the animals available for adoption now   

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Food Safety Conference – National Food Safety Education Month

“Working Together for Food Safety” In recognition of September being designated as National Food Safety Education Month, the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department announces today it will again partner with the Food Safety Advisory Council (FSAC) of Monterey County and the California Environmental Health Association (CEHA) for... Read more →

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Recall of OmniPod Insulin Management System

Insulet Corporation has issued a lot-specific recall of 40,846 boxes (10 Pods per box) of the OmniPod (Pod) Insulin Management System. This action is due to the possibility that some of the Pods from these lots may have a higher rate of failure than Insulet’s current manufacturing standards. This recall does... Read more →

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Recall of Frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans

General Mills has issued a recall of a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans produced over two days in March 2014. The recall is being issued as a precaution after one package of finished product tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. No related illnesses have been... Read more →

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Health Advisory: Contaminated Tattoo Ink

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