Our Mission

The mission of Sacramento County Public Health is to promote, protect, and assure conditions for optimal health and public safety for residents and communities of Sacramento County through leadership, collaboration, prevention, and response.

Our Vision

Optimal health and well-being for Sacramento County communities!

Featured Topics

Animals Can Spread Germs
Going to a fair this summer? If you touch animals or visiting animal exhibits, reduce your risk of getting germs by doing the following:

  • Wash your hands after touching animals or visiting animal areas
  • Do not put things in your mouth while visiting animal areas (no food, drinks, baby bottles, or pacifiers)
  • Take precautions when taking off your shoes at home after visiting animal areas

Pregnant women, the elderly, children under 5, and those with existing health conditions should take precautions or avoid contact with animals and animal areas.

Reduce Your Risk Around Animals - CDPH (English|Spanish)

Mosquito Season
Mosquito season starts in the summer and continues through early fall as temperatures increase and mosquitoes become active. Mosquitoes spread diseases, such as West Nile virus and Zika virus. Learn more about these mosquito-borne diseases and how to protect yourself this summer.

Syphilis Is on the Rise in Sacramento

IM-BusShelterRippedJean.png Syphilis is on the rise in Sacramento County. Learn how the HIV/STD Prevention Program can help.

2020 U.S. Census

Learn why participating in the Census is important.  

Travelers' Health
Are you planning on traveling to another country? Find out what vaccines are recommended and make sure to schedule enough time to get them before traveling. Also, find out what diseases and outbreaks you should be aware of before traveling.

Childhood Vaccines
Children are required by California law to have certain childhood vaccines in order to attend school, day care, and child care. Learn more about these required vaccines at Shots for School or contact the Sacramento County Immunization Assistance Program (IAP) for more information.

Be Healthy Sacramento 

Looking for data on Sacramento County? Visit Be Healthy Sacramento for public data on a variety of topics from education to health for Sacramento County.


 Nurse-Family Partnership


Learn about the services available for first-time pregnant women through the Nurse-Family Partnership Program.

What Every Woman Should Know!

Hear a message from our County Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye, by clicking on the photo. 

Learn more about the Preconception Health Campaign.