Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

New health director kicks off Public Health Week

By
From page A3 | April 02, 2012 | 1 Comment

Deborah Palmer is the new manager of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Public Health Division. Courtesy photo

National Public Health Week is April 2-8. As the recently hired manager of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Public Health Division, Deborah Palmer is pleased to use Public Health Week to formally introduce herself to the community, to share her interest in partnering with the community and to highlight the great work that Public Health does.

“I’m excited to meet with groups, agencies, and individuals to hear about health needs and ways we can work together,” said Palmer, who began her job Feb. 13.

“As a smaller, rural county it is especially important that we partner with the community on public health issues. I’ve been very impressed with the collaborative spirit in El Dorado County,” Palmer said.

This year’s theme for National Public Health Week is “A Healthier America Begins Today – Join the Movement.” The campaign focuses on a different health topic each day and offers specific ways individuals can join in the effort to create a healthy community. The campaign is sponsored by the American Public Health Association; details can be found at nphw.org.

“Although many of the prevention messages for Public Health Week, such as washing your hands frequently and staying home if you are sick, seem simple and are common sense, they are still fundamentally important and can really make a difference,” said Palmer.

While the community is actively doing its part to stay healthy, the Public Health Division has a key role in monitoring the overall health of the community and providing programs and services such as the Communicable Disease Control section and low-cost immunizations.

“We have public health nurses, an epidemiologist and other employees who closely look at disease trends and work on an ongoing basis to prevent and stop disease outbreaks in our communities. An important part of this job is collaboration with hospitals, schools, emergency responders, and other county agencies and groups. We are very grateful and appreciative of these relationships.”

Palmer holds a Master’s in Public Administration/Health Services Administration and was formerly the director of administration for a national veterans health care group in Northern California and a manager for the Health and Human Service Agency in Santa Cruz. She has lived in El Dorado County for about 14 years.

For more information about the programs and services of the Public Health Division, visit edcgov.us/publicheath. Public Health’s main phone lines are 530-621-6100 in the Placerville area and 530-573-3155 in South Lake Tahoe.

In addition to the Communicable Disease Control section and Immunizations, the Public Health Division includes Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Animal Services, Clinical Services, Emergency Medical Services Agency, Public Health Nursing, Public Health Preparedness, Vital Statistics, and other programs.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 1 comment

  • New health director kicks off Public Health Week | Mountain Democrat | Today HeadlinesApril 01, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    [...] the original post here:  New health director kicks off Public Health Week | Mountain Democrat Share [...]

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

News

Goodbye LUPPU, hello LRPU

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1, 4 Comments

 
Past due state taxes bring arrest

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 9 Comments

 
Sanford trial: Prosecution, defense rest

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Woman, dog back from Oso

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1, 9 Comments | Gallery

 
 
 
DA candidate to remain on ballot

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A9

Dog talk with Uncle Matty: Benji and the Bickersons

By Matthew Margolis | From Page: A10

 
CPCSD seat unfilled

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A14, 1 Comment

Lew Uhler backs Ranalli

By News Release | From Page: A14, 7 Comments

 
.

Letters

District 4 candidate

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 35 Comments

 
Open meetings

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 7 Comments

Volunteers and homeless camps

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 76 Comments

 
Bicycle events and traffic control

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 8 Comments

Evacuation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A7, 6 Comments

 
.

Sports

Savannah Stephens can swing the bat

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
King of the West roars into Placerville

By Gary Thomas | From Page: A11

First and goal: Bunt etiquette

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

 
Oak Ridge suffers tough 2-1 setback

By Mike Bush | From Page: A11

Jennings wins national title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A11, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Roundup: April 17, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A12 | Gallery

.

Prospecting

Plantastic sale this Saturday

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Spring art brightens government center

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Things to do: April 18, 2014

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

 
Time out: A grand time at Grand China

By Earle Camembert | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Temple Kol Shalom hosts Passover Seder

By News Release | From Page: B3

 
Student art featured for Third Saturday

By News Release | From Page: B3

Promenade in high style

By Historic Old Sacramento | From Page: B4

 
Sac State Presents ‘Gypsy’

By California State Unversity, Sacramento | From Page: B4

Friday nights are engaging at the de Young

By Fine Arts | From Page: B5

 
Hats On For the Kids raises money for children

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B6

See what is inside the vault

By Center For Sacramento History | From Page: B6

 
Eggstravaganza

By Fairytale Town | From Page: B6

Museum presents ‘Diesel Days’

By California State Railroad Museum | From Page: B7

 
Gallery tips a hat to Dr. Seuss

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B7

Engagement: Adam Frega and Wednesday Bienusa

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

 
Duty: Air Force Airman Brian Polk

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

Cal Stage presents a season of challenging productions

By California Stage | From Page: B8

 
Duty: Army Pfc. Kyle W. Beasy

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

KVIE calls for artists

By Kvie | From Page: B9

 
A Couple of Blaguards tell tales

By Harris Center for the Arts | From Page: B9

America’s ClayFest II celebrates a rich history

By Blue Line Arts | From Page: B14

 
Fine Arts Museums feature two shows

By Fine Arts | From Page: B15

See wildflowers on train ride

By Railtown | From Page: B15

 
Easter at Northstar is family friendly

By Northstar California | From Page: B15

.

Essentials

Crime Log: March 28-30

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Frederick Wilbur Heymann

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Arthur W. Cornell

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Frank “Bud” Kraus Jr.

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Roy Cluness Chaix

By Contributor | From Page: A2

.

Real Estate

Faster sales with spring staging

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

 
Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

Press Release | From Page: HS7

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Press Release | From Page: HS11

 
Growing your own

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS14

 
Fraud workshop scheduled

Press Release | From Page: HS21

HCD launches assistance program

Press Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

 
EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

By News Release | From Page: HS22, 2 Comments

.

Comics

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A13

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A13

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A13

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A14

Horoscope, Sunday, April 20, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A14

 
Horoscope, Saturday, April 19, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A14

Horoscope, Friday, April 18, 2104

By Contributor | From Page: A14

 
.

Home Source

Faster sales with spring staging

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS4

Coldwell Banker outsells the competition

Press Release | From Page: HS7

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Press Release | From Page: HS11

Growing your own

By Marni Jameson | From Page: HS14

Fraud workshop scheduled

Press Release | From Page: HS21

HCD launches assistance program

Press Release | From Page: HS22, 1 Comment

EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

By News Release | From Page: HS22, 2 Comments