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Health and Human Services Agency

Comment sought on mental health services

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health division invites the public to review and provide comment on the 2015-16 Mental Health Services Act plan update. The draft plan update provides information on current and new MHSA programs and budgets for three fiscal years (FY 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18). MHSA components in […]

How to stay cool as temperatures soar

With summer just around the corner, El Dorado County health officials offer tips on how to stay cool, hydrated and healthy in hot weather. “Anyone can be at risk for heat stroke or heat exhaustion. It’s important to take precautions to stay safe and healthy when temperatures rise,” said Kristine Oase Guth, program manager for […]

Mental Health Commission seeks members

The El Dorado County Mental Health Commission is currently seeking two new members to fill vacancies on the West Slope of the County. The 16-member commission is advisory to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and the county Mental Health director. Commission members review and evaluate community mental health needs, services, facilities and special […]

County joins fight to eliminate Medi-Cal rate cuts

El Dorado County joined the Rural County Representatives of California, the California Hospital Association and a broad-based coalition of Medi-Cal providers known as We Care for California in urging the Legislature and administration to eliminate Assembly Bill 97 (2011) Medi-Cal rate cuts, and increase Medi-Cal payments to healthcare providers and health plans during the upcoming […]

Senior Farmers’ Market check booklets available

The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of Senior Farmers’ Market check booklets available for qualified El Dorado County Seniors. Each eligible senior will receive one booklet that includes ten checks redeemable for $2 each to be used at Certified Farmers’ Markets for the purchase of fresh, unprepared, locally grown […]

Rabid skunk identified in Pleasant Valley area

El Dorado County Animal Services is reporting that a rabid skunk was found in the Pleasant Valley area on Pleasant Valley Road, near Grindstone Road and White Rose Lane. An Animal Services officer was called to the scene around noon on April 24 after a member of the public observed the skunk showing signs of […]

Remaining horses adopted

El Dorado County Animal Services announced it has completed the adoption process for all of the horses that came from the former Grace Foundation facility in El Dorado Hills. “We want to thank everyone in the community and all the volunteers who either adopted a horse or provided support to our agency through this process,” […]

Additional locations for Home Energy Assistance Program

The El Dorado County Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) recently announced additional service locations to reach more residents. HEAP is a federally funded program that helps income-eligible households offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes. Eligible homeowners or renters may qualify to have specific payment amounts credited to their electric utility accounts or […]

Tri-County Job Fair March 13

Job seekers in El Dorado County and across the Sacramento region are invited to attend the Tri-County Job Fair on Friday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center, located at 52 Natoma Street in Folsom. The free job fair will feature more than 65 local employers who will be […]

Senior Day Care centers accepting new members

El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services is now accepting new members for both of its sites in Placerville and El Dorado Hills. The centers offer quality care and activities for adults needing supervision during the day. “This is a great service for people struggling to find quality and affordable care for an aging parent […]

Free hiring event Feb. 19

El Dorado County Connections—One Stop is hosting a free Employer Forum and Hiring Event on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the El Dorado County Child Support Services Building located at 3883 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. During the event, a representative from Ponté Palmero, an assisted living community in Cameron Park, will share […]

Former Grace Foundation horses up for adoption

El Dorado County Animal Services currently has 48 horses for adoption. These horses are from the former Grace Foundation facility in El Dorado Hills. According to Alexis Shaw, operations manager of Animal Services, the horses are of various ages and breed. “These are beautiful animals,” said Shaw. “Many are very friendly and enjoy being around […]

Dog license renewal by cards now

It will soon be easier for El Dorado County residents to renew their dog’s license and conduct other business, thanks to steps being taken by the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) to expand payment options. Residents can now make payments to El Dorado County Animal Services online and via credit or […]

Not too late for flu vaccination

The Public Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency has wrapped up its community flu vaccination clinics for the season, and is now offering the flu vaccine by appointment. The seasonal influenza vaccine is available through Public Health for only $10 per vaccination. No one will be turned away due […]

New Animal Shelter now open

El Dorado County’s new Animal Services shelter facility opened Oct. 16.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to see the new facility project completed,” said Henry Brzezinski, chief of Animal Services. “We want to thank everyone who supported this effort, especially the County Board of Supervisors and the Chief Administrative Office. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of our community members and animal welfare partners. The new facility will be a great place to proudly serve our residents and to care for animals in need in our county.”

The new facility, located at 6435 Capitol Ave., Diamond Springs, will 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays.

HICAP offers assistance during Medicare open enrollment

The El Dorado County Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is offering free assistance to all Medicare beneficiaries in El Dorado County during Medicare’s Annual Election Period that starts Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. During the Annual Election Period (AEP), also called Open Enrollment, people with Medicare can join, dis-enroll from, or change […]

Low-cost flu clinics upcoming

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division is reminding residents to be prepared for the coming influenza season by receiving their annual flu vaccine. The Public Health Division began conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics last week and will continue offering the clinics through the beginning of November. “Due to […]

Be disaster aware, take action to prepare

September is National Preparedness Month. “Do 1 Thing” to be ready. Being prepared can make it easier to respond to and recover from an emergency or disaster. During National Preparedness Month, El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency–Public Health Division encourages residents and businesses of El Dorado County to prepare for local threats, such […]

Disaster preparedness presentation Sept. 23

Are you prepared for the next disaster? From extreme weather to wildland fire, El Dorado County faces numerous potential risks. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Northside Elementary School, El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Animal Services and Public Health Preparedness and Response staff, along with the El Dorado […]

Volunteer driver ‘Meet and Greet’ at Senior Center

Interested in volunteering but not sure how to get started? You are invited to a volunteer drivers “Meet and Greet” to talk about the volunteer driver opportunities for the Senior Nutrition and the Senior Shuttle programs. The Senior Nutrition Program volunteer drivers provide home delivered meals to home bound seniors one day a week between […]

Dead animal disposal policy updated

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors has updated county policy related to dead animal disposal. County Policy G-3 provides guidance for residents regarding removal and disposal of dead animals on state highways, city and county roads and private property. The policy updates were reviewed and approved at the July 22 board meeting. The following […]

County releases community health status assessment

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division has released “Healthy El Dorado County, 2014: A Community Health Status Assessment.” The report contains data on a variety of health-related indicators and, where possible, El Dorado County data were compared to the State and to Healthy People 2020 benchmarks. The report can […]

SLT Mental Health Clinic moving

The El Dorado County Mental Health Clinic currently located at 1360 Johnson Boulevard is moving to 1900 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. The anticipated move date is Sept. 5, with clinic doors expected to be open for clients at the new location on Sept. 8. County Alcohol and Drug Program services will also […]

Teen Court in Placerville invites new participants

The El Dorado County Teen Court program in Placerville is now recruiting new student participants for the fall program. El Dorado County students in eighth through 12th grade are invited to attend the Teen Court volunteer training from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 Main St. […]

Employer job forum set for Sept. 3

El Dorado County Connections – One Stop is hosting a free Employer Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the El Dorado County Child Support Services Building located at 3883 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. During the event, a representative from Target will share information about the organization, what they look for in […]

Low-cost flu clinics announced

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division will begin conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics starting Sept. 24, with additional clinics offered through the beginning of November. The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in nasal mist and flu shot forms at the clinics. The cost per vaccine is $10, […]

Job fair Aug. 22

Job seekers in El Dorado County and across the Sacramento region are invited to attend the fifth annual Tri-County Job Fair to be held on Friday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roseville Sports Complex & Martha Riley Library located at 1501 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville. The free job fair will […]

Back-to-school childhood immunizations offered

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division is now offering back-to-school immunizations for eligible children beginning school this fall. Public Health can provide all childhood vaccinations required for school entry, as well as vaccinations that are recommended to keep children healthy. Parents who do not have a health care provider […]

Disaster preparedness presentation on Aug. 19

Are you prepared for the next disaster? From extreme weather to wildland fire, El Dorado County faces numerous potential risks. On Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Greenwood Community Center. County Animal Services and Public Health Preparedness and Response staff will conduct a presentation to help community members prepare themselves, their […]

Help available for breastfeeding mothers

August is World Breastfeeding Awareness Month. During the month of August, health professionals in El Dorado County are raising awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding and sharing information about local resources and supports for breastfeeding mothers. “Breast milk is the best food you can give your baby,” said El Dorado County health officer, Dr. Alicia […]

Volunteer kitchen help needed in EDH

The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is currently seeking dedicated kitchen volunteers to assist with set up, serving, and clean up from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills “Moni Gilmore” Senior Center located at 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday. The Senior Nutrition Program is a […]

Senior Farmers’ Market check booklets available

The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of Senior Farmers’ Market check booklets available for qualified El Dorado County seniors. Farmers’ Market check booklets will be distributed on first-come, first-served basis to seniors who are at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines (one person household with annual […]

Stay healthy during hot weather

El Dorado County health officials are offering tips to stay cool and healthy during the coming summer months. “When temperatures rise, it’s important to take precautions to protect yourself, your family and others,” said Kristine Oase Guth, program manager for the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. The potential for heat waves occurs […]

Rise in whooping cough cases

Health officials in El Dorado County and across the state of California are seeing an increase in cases of pertussis (also known as whooping cough), including severe illness in babies with pertussis, and emphasize it is important for both children and adults to be up to date on their immunizations. Since the beginning of 2014, […]

Input requested on Mental Health Services Act Plan Update

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division invites the public to review and provide comment on the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Mental Health Services Act Plan Update. The draft Plan Update provides information on current and new MHSA programs and budgets for three fiscal years (FY 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17). MHSA components […]

Free Employer Forum June 13

El Dorado County Connections—One Stop is hosting a free Employer Forum and Hiring Event on Friday, June 13, at 9:30 a.m. at the El Dorado County Child Support Services Building, located at 3883 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. During the event, a representative from Silicon Valley Staffing will share information about the organization and interview […]

Preventing dog bites: Safety reminders

With warmer weather and increased outdoor activities throughout the county, El Dorado County Animal Services is sharing safety tips with the public to prevent dog bites. According to Animal Services Chief Henry Brzezinski 300-400 dog bites typically occur in El Dorado County each year; most of these are avoidable. Brzezinski emphasized it is critically important […]

Law changes student immunization exemption process

AB 2109, a new California law that began Jan. 1, 2014, changes the process for parents to request immunization exemptions for their children. “The purpose of this new law is to better inform parents about the benefits and risks of immunizations,” said Supervising Public Health Nurse Lynnan Svensson with the El Dorado County Health and […]

Two Employer Forums offered

Looking for a job? El Dorado County Connections — One Stop is hosting two free Employer Forums to help connect job seekers to local businesses who may be hiring. During these informational sessions, representatives of local businesses will speak to a group of job seekers and give insight into their organization and how to apply […]

El Dorado County Multidisciplinary Team combats child exploitation

Incidents of human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) are becoming more prevalent in the County of El Dorado and more and more common throughout the country. From 2010–2012, the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) was aware of three CSEC cases. From 2013 to present, HHSA is aware […]

Tick prevention reminder issued

As warmer weather approaches and individuals venture outdoors, El Dorado County health officials are reminding residents to take precautions to protect themselves and their pets from ticks and tick bites. “Ticks can carry and transmit diseases to people and pets,” said Dr. Alicia Paris-Pombo, El Dorado County Health officer. “While not all ticks carry disease, […]

Community Action Council seeks new member

The Community Action Council is seeking an individual or agency to represent the interests and concerns of low-income individuals/families residing in El Dorado County, with special attention given to housing, nutrition and low-income program needs. The El Dorado County Community Action Council is seeking to fill a vacancy on the council within the Low-Income Sector […]

County agencies team up to combat fraud

Committing welfare fraud and avoiding prosecution in El Dorado County is difficult thanks to the diligence of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and District Attorney’s Office who are working together to identify, investigate and prosecute cases. Last year alone, their administrative oversight and teamwork resulted in the referral of over […]

Biting dog sought

El Dorado County Animal Services is looking for a dog that bit a South Lake Tahoe man on Sunday, March 16. The incident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. in the area of Tahoe Keys Boulevard and Washington Avenue in South Lake Tahoe when the man encountered a dog roaming in the neighborhood and attempted to […]

Additional animals test positive for rabies

El Dorado County Animal Services has identified several more rabid skunks over the past few weeks, bringing the total number to seven for 2014. “We want to provide education and public awareness regarding the presence of rabies in our community,” said Dr. Alicia Paris-Pombo, El Dorado County Health officer. “While it isn’t unusual to find […]

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