As the county grapples with growing numbers of deaths from overdoses of fentanyl and other opioids, the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD) is deploying a comprehensive series of initiatives to prevent overdose deaths in local communities.
With Respiratory Viruses Circulating, All Bay Area Health Officers Recommend Actions to Stay Healthy for the Holidays
As levels of circulating respiratory viruses increase and people spend more time indoors for the holiday season, it’s important to know all the ways to stay healthy this winter.
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, the City of San José, and local partner organizations and commissions join others from around the world to commemorate the 35th annual World AIDS Day, with events November 28 to December 1.
‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ – Qualified Candidates Sought for New County Committee to Address Disability Issues, End Ableism
The County of Santa Clara is seeking members of the public – particularly those within the disabled community – to serve on a new advisory group that will hold regular meetings on disability issues and ultimately guide the work of the County and the Office of Disability Affairs.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Makes Official Determination on Dangers of Leaded Aviation Fuel
After a push for action led by Santa Clara County and a host of environmental organizations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced it has officially determined that emissions from aircraft using leaded gasoline pose a public health threat – a major step toward a national ban on the fuel.
Cooling centers are open throughout Santa Clara County to protect the public from warmer temperatures over the next two days. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for the entire Bay Area starting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19.
Santa Clara County is one of nearly a dozen California counties taking part in the project, which provides financial incentives to CalFresh Food recipients to purchase healthy food.
The State of California has allocated $500,000 to the County of Santa Clara Office of Diversion and Reentry Services for fellowship programs benefitting children of clients at four Faith-Based Reentry Resource Centers.
Targeted adult-mosquito-control treatment is scheduled for Friday, Oct.13, in a limited area within San José and Milpitas.
The County of Santa Clara 2022 Crop Report shows the value of the county’s agricultural products rose last year to $359 million, more than a third of which came from nursery crops and mushrooms