Public Health Programs

Public Health is engaged in a broad range of activities designed to promote good health. We provide clinical and preventive services, and work with local health care providers and other community partners to connect people with the resources they need. We educate, advise, coach, and guide people toward healthier lives for themselves and their families. We inspect, test, monitor, inform, and enforce regulations that help keep you safe and well.  We plan and prepare for emergency situations. We keep vital records of changes in our population and analyze health data.

Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP)

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The Del Norte County Tobacco Use Prevention Program is a part of the Public Health Branch's prevention team. The program is funded by the California Tobacco Tax Initiative, Prop 99, with program oversight provided by the California Tobacco Control Program. The overall goal of the program is to reduce involuntary exposure to second hand smoke and to educate the public on the dangers of tobacco use.

The program obtains its local objectives from community members and then studies and surveys local tobacco trends to assist in local policy development. Current objectives include limiting the location of new tobacco retailers around schools, parks, and youth centers and facilitating the establishment of smoke free apartment communities. Limiting the location of where one can smoke and obtain cigarettes has proven to limit the number of new smokers and to help those that smoke, quit.

Numerous organizations have adopted smoke free/tobacco free policies to include, but not limited to, the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, the City of Crescent City, the Farmers Market, Family Resource Center, Sutter Coast Hospital and the Del Norte County Wellness Center. Because of these policy adoptions the smoking rate in Del Norte County has seen a decline in the number of people smoking and instead choosing to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

If you need help in quitting your tobacco addiction, California has established a free telephone helpline services, in multiple languages and age specific. The Helpline has assisted smokers in quitting since 1992. Every month, thousands of Californians call and receive help. When you call the toll-free number, a friendly staff person will offer a choice of services: self-help materials, a referral list of other programs, and one-on-one counseling over the phone. In a research study, those who received telephone counseling were twice as likely to stay quit than those who tried to quit on their own. The California Smokers' Helpline is committed to serving California's diverse population.
  • Teen smokers: 1-800-662-8887
  • Adult smokers: 1-800-NO-BUTTS
  • Chewers: 1-800-844-CHEW
  • Espanol: 1-800-45-NO-FUME (1-800-456-6386)
  • TDD/TTY Hearing Impaired:  1-800-933-4TDD (1-800-933-4833)
For further information please contact Jeff Wolsfeld, at (707) 464-3191 ext. 2831

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education

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SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- Education) is a collaborative partnership between the USDA, The California Endowment, and the Network for a Healthy California supporting nutrition education and obesity prevention for CalFresh recipients and eligibles.

The overall goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that participants will make healthy choices within a limited budget and choose active lifestyles consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

To achieve our goal, we specifically focus on increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, increasing physical activity levels, increasing food security and preventing diet-related chronic diseases.

  • SNAP-Ed will be at the Crescent City Farmer's Market providing nutrition education, healthy food samples, and cooking demonstrations!
  • There will be an upcoming Nutrition and Physical Activity Education series which consists of multiple skill-based lessons and activities in the classroom for CaiFresh recipients and eligibles!
  • There will be upcoming Garden-based Nutrition Education workshops at the community gardens!
For more information, please contact Sunny Baker at (707) 464-3191 extension 2830

Nurse-Family Partnership

posted Feb 1, 2013, 2:28 PM by County Website   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 9:45 AM ]

Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is a free home visiting program for first time mothers. We offer support, answer questions, and provide referrals for health care, child care, job training and other community support services. Your NFP Nurse also helps you set goals for your family's future and find ways to help you reach them. Becoming a first time mother can be stressful and overwhelming,  we are here for you.   We help you prepare for the new challenges of motherhood and be the best parent you can be. For more information, please contact:
   Linda Almeida (707)464-3191 x 2821

Prevention Programs

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Prevention Programs

707-464-7223 or 707-464-3191 ext 2837. 
420 Hwy 101 Crescent City, CA, 95531

Mental Health Prevention Program
Funded by the Mental Health Services Act

Reach For Success Peer Mentoring: 
The Reach for Success Mentoring Program goes to five elementary schools where High School Mentors work with fifth grade students on Second Step curriculum. High School students get to choose which school/day works best for them! We provide training, materials, and snack. Transportation is also provided.

Strengthening Families: 
A seven week evidence-based parent, youth, and family skill-building curriculum proven to:

  • Delay the onset of adolescent substance use
  • Lower levels of aggression in youth
  • Increase the resistance to peer pressure in youth
  • Reduce youth conduct problems in school
  • Improve parent skills including building a positive relationship with their youth, setting appropriate limits, and following through on consequences, while showing love and support for their children

Summer Momentum (Strengthening Families):
Summer Momentum is a program designed to offer youth ages 10-14 ways to stay engaged while having a fun, productive summer, while learning skills they can use all year long!   

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs

Friday Night Live: 
Friday Night Live builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their community.

Botvin Life Skills:
Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.

Life Skills Middle School: LifeSkills Training is a comprehensive, dynamic, and developmentally designed to promote positive youth development. In addition to helping kids resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, the LifeSkillsTraining Middle School program also effectively supports the reduction of violence and other high-risk behaviors.

Life Skills High School: LifeSkills Training High School program is an integrated approach that helps to develop personal, interpersonal, and drug resistance skills.

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