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Free Immunization Clinics in Winters

Free Immunization Clinics in Winters

The Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency will begin holding regularly scheduled immunization clinics at the Winters Service Center, located at 111 E. Grant Avenue, on the first Monday of every other month, starting on February 1.

No appointment is needed to take advantage of this free service.  All recommended vaccinations, except varicella (chicken pox), will be available for children ages 0-18 years who are uninsured, Medi-cal eligible, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and those whose insurance does not cover the needed vaccinations.  The clinic will also be offering hepatitis A, hepatitis B, HPV (human papillomavirus), meningococcal and MMR (measles mumps, rubella), vaccines to uninsured or underinsured adults, 19 years and older.  Flu, pneumococcal and Tdap (adult tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccines are available for adults regardless of insurance status.

Pioneer High School Friday Night Live Preventing Underage Drinking

Pioneer High School Friday Night Live Preventing Underage Drinking

The Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency’s Friday Night Live (FNL) Program has been awarded a $5,000 grant to support youth leaders in implementing campaigns meant to directly combat underage drinking in their communities.

The grant is provided through the California Friday Night Live Partnership (CFNLP), with funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to give youth opportunities to lead local projects that will be developed by youth and may include school activities, outreach to parents and social norms campaigns to decrease underage drinking among youth peers.  They will actively engage their peers, family members and community members in reducing underage drinking and the plethora of issues that result from the behavior.

American Heart Association Seeks Heart-Healthy Woman For Go Red Total Makeover

American Heart Association Seeks Heart-Healthy Woman For Go Red Total Makeover

44 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease and stroke and each of them have a story to tell. Join ABC10’s Dina Kupfer at The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement as she emcees the Go Red Total Makeover on Saturday, February 6 at Arden Fair from 10am to 2pm. The event will spotlight one local heart-healthy woman who is in the process of making herself over from the inside out.

Nominees should be a female resident within the community or surrounding area and have taken action to improve her heart health.  The heart-healthy makeover recipient will receive a $500 Macy’s gift card at the Go Red Total Makeover event, and additionally, will participate in local media and in-studio interviews.

Drought Housing Relocation Funds Approved

Drought Housing Relocation Funds Approved

The California Department of Housing & Community Development has awarded $150,000 to Yolo County to provide relocation assistance to Yolo County residents without access to potable water as a result of the drought.

This award, from the Community Development Block Program, is part of the Drought Housing Relocation Assistance Program which was established under the governor’s drought state of emergency to assist eligible households, renters and homeowners in relocating and receiving rental assistance for 12 months in the event they lack reasonable access to potable water as a result of the drought.  The program also provides assistance with security deposits, last month’s rent and a one-time moving cost allowance.

Beginner’s Composting Class January 16

Is learning how to “go green” on your list of resolutions for 2016?  Then come to the Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden in Woodland on Saturday, January 16, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., for a free composting class sponsored by the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency Community Health Branch.

 

Composting is a great way to utilize green materials from your yard or garden and can enhance the success of your plants or crops.  This class will teach the basic skills and techniques used in “hot” composting, provide an introduction to the benefits of composting for plant nutrition, and detail how to use compost to improve your soil.  This is a hands-on class so be willing to roll up your sleeves and get some experience in the process.  Gloves and shoes that can get dirty are recommended.

 

Garden Class: Water-Wise Drip Irrigation for the Backyard Gardener

Garden Class: Water-Wise Drip Irrigation for the Backyard Gardener

Integrating drip irrigation into your backyard garden or landscape can be an effective, low-maintenance way to save time, money and water, while helping your plants thrive.  Yolo County’s Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden is host to a free class on how to set up drip irrigation based on plant type and garden layout on Saturday, December 12, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

This class will provide an overview of the strategies used to set up drip irrigation, such as the type of plants, the season, the role of drip timers and the soil.  There will also be a hands-on demonstration of how to set up a drip system and what components are needed to get started. 

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Invites Families to Celebrate Birth Center Anniversary

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Invites Families to Celebrate Birth Center Anniversary

The Family Birth Center at the Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center is turning two this year. If you are among the 2,200 families who welcomed a baby to your family with us since we opened, you are cordially invited to the celebration.

The open house event will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the medical center, located at One Quality Drive in Vacaville.

Some physicians and staff from the Family Birth Center will be there and are excited to see how your little ones have Thrived.Families can enjoy games, giveaways, a photo booth and take home a special keepsake of your child’s footprint.

Families interested in attending can RSVP by calling 707-624-4440.