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    Fire Recovery Information

    If you were affected by the recent fires Monterey County Health Department has important information for you about recovering from this disaster.

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  • Binational health week JOBinational Health Week
    Calendar of Events

    October 2nd - 11th 

    The Monterey County Binational Health Week Partnership is a collaborative committed to implementing health promotion and health education strategies to improve the health and well being of the migrant/immigrant community living in Monterey County.  
    Click here for calendar in English and Spanish

  • 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?

  • cali OctoAdopt a Shelter Dog Month

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

Recent Articles

Ciclovia Salinas

Ciclovía Salinas – Sunday, October 25th

Youth, students, and residents from the Salinas community are proud to announce the 3rd Ciclovía Salinas which will take place on Sunday, October 25th, 2015. Last year’s youth led event was a great success with over 3,000 participants and this year the goal is to double attendance!Ciclovía Salinas temporarily opens... Read more →

free vaccine

Community No Cost Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Clinics

Vaccination is the single best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that with rare exceptions all persons 6 months and older get an annual influenza vaccination.  Flu vaccine will be offered at no cost and is available to anyone over... Read more →

Recall of Eleven Ayurvedic Dietary Supplements Because of Elevated Levels of Lead and Mercury

Butala Emporium has issued a recall eleven Ayurvedic (dietary) supplements (listed below) because the products were found to contain elevated lead and mercury levels which may cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, pregnant women, and those with underlying kidney disorders if consumed.The concentration of lead exceeds the recommended... Read more →

Karoun Dairies recall September

Cheese Recall due to possible contamination

Karoun Dairies, has issued a recall for a variety of cheeses it distributes due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, no product has tested positive for Listeria but in view of the association with listeriosis cases Karoun Dairies Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall in the interest of... Read more →


Making Healthy Choices Poster Contest

Monterey County kids in grades Kindergarten to 8th are invited to use their artistic talents to create posters to draw attention to the need to make healthy choices not only during this flu season but all year. Concurso de Pósters – Tomar decisiones saludables  Los niños en el condado de Monterey, kinder... Read more →