What does Public Health do?
Sierra County Public Health (SCPH) activities lay the groundwork for healthy communities. They protect us from diseases and injury and help us change behaviors that could cause us harm. SCPH activities keep us out of doctors’ offices.
Protects the Environment, Workplace, Housing, Food and Water
SCPH assures the safety of food and water through inspection, education and regulation. We help to assure lead-safe housing and we work with other agencies to assess the health impact of hazardous substances in the environment.
Promotes Healthy Behavior
Monitors the Health of the Population SCPH maintains a constant vigil over the health of our County. We monitor disease trends statewide and watch for potential new health problems. SCPH maintains health statistics on communicable diseases, cancer, births, deaths, risk factors and many other health events.
Supports Disaster Response
Sierra County Public Health Emergency Preparedness staff implements emergency health messaging, assists in opening shelters, opens mass vaccination centers and facilitates collaboration with health care and medical first responders.