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Voter-approved Construction at 3 Neighborhood Clinics in 2020

4 Easy Tips to Stay Healthy During the Winter Holiday Season

Improperly Discarded Hospital Meal Tray Tickets Resulted in Privacy Breach

Mental Health SF Approval

Turkey Giveaway Bayview

Chinatown Public Health Center 50th Anniversary

World AIDS Day

Residential Step-down Beds

Mental Health SF Agreement

Meth Task Force

Get Your Flu Shot


Adult Residential Facility Plan

Conservatorship Implementation in SF

Healthy SF Privacy Breach

Maxine Hall Groundbreaking

SRO Overdose Prevention Program

Real Time Bed Inventory

Division Circle Navigation Center

Beat San Francisco’s Late Summer Heat

Public Locations & Safety Tips for Heat Relief

Mental Health Initiative, Tipping Point & UCSF

New HIV Annual Report

Board & Care Facilities

Mental Health Initiative Target Population

Health Department Transforms Patient Experience with Epic, a New EHR System

Mayor Breed Immigration Raid Press Release

Health Department Announces Patient Care Incidents at Laguna Honda Hospital

Mayor Breed Invests $22M in Soda Tax Revenue in Children's Health

Make Sure You're immunized Against Measles

STD release

DPH Announces Billing Changes at ZSFG

Notification of Possible Measles Exposures

Mayor Announces Director of Mental Health Reform

World TB Day

Health Commission Passes Resolution on Incarceration

Health Department's Statement on Measles

Mayor's Announcement on Homeless Behavioral Health Funding

Peer-Support, Healing Hands Offers New Options to Patients with Chronic Pain on Prescription Opioids

Mayor Breed announces Methamphetamine Task Force

Mayor Breed and Supervisor Peskin announce halt to Balance Billing

Announcing Director Grant Colfax

Mayor Breed's State of the City Address

Invasive citrus insect detected in SF

San Francisco flu season sees first death



CDPH Testing Finds no Radiation Health Risks in Shipyard Residential Area

Truth or Nah Campaign Gives Real Info to Youth about Cannabis

Media Advisory Smoky Air Conditions

SF Joins World Cities to Improve Chronic Disease

Flu season is almost here! Prepare by getting your flu shot

Statement from Dr. Tomas Aragon, SF Health Officer On California Department of Public Health Hunters Point Shipyard Parcel A Survey Update

Statement on June 4 incident at ZSFG

Update on Ruby Andersen case

May 30, 2018 Press Conference at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Mayor Mark Farrell Announces $4.2M to backfill Federal HIV/AIDS Services Cuts

Drug Treatment Investments

Vendor Security Incident

Puerto Rico Relief Mission

Needle Cleanup Team

Cavity Free SF Media Advisory

Commemorate World TB Day!

SF Opens Healing Center - Expanding Conservatorship Beds

Three Deaths - Suspected Fentanyl Poisoning

Valentine's Day Release

New PrEP Campaign supports African American Men



Cannabis Campaign to Focus on Youth

Medical Respite expansion offers an alternative for homeless clients unable to thrive in shelters

San Francisco Department of Public Health Medical Respite Fact Sheet

Great American Smokeout is Today- Get a Free Quit Kit at Civic Center 11am-2pm

Open Enrollment is Here!

City and County of San Francisco Anticipates Red Level Air Quality and Encourages Public to Take Health Precautions

Northern California Fires – Air Quality Health Information | Chinese | Filipino | Spanish

San Francisco announces Hepatitis A vaccination campaign to reduce the risk of outbreak

Flu season has arrived. Time for your flu shot!

San Francisco Activates Cooling Centers for Tuesday September 26 to Thursday September 28 (multilingual)

HIV annual report 2016 shows drop in new infections among all groups, progress closing disparities gap

San Francisco expands services for residents dealing with homelessness, substance use and mental health challenges

As National Health Care Policy Roils, San Francisco Reaffirms Commitment to High Quality Care and Access

San Francisco’s World Refugee Day

Summer Safety - Keep Yourself and Your Family Safe and Healthy

San Francisco’s new diversion program will reduce incarceration for substance abuse and mental illness; Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) will improve community safety and quality of life; San Francisco is finalist for state grant

San Francisco launches SFQuits! to Help Smokers Stop As California’s New $2.00 Tobacco Tax kicks in

SF Health Department Earns National Public Health Accreditation

Herbal Tea Poisons Two San Franciscans Public Warned to Discard Tea Purchased at Chinatown Shop

San Francisco Releases New Framework to Address Human Health and Local Climate Impacts; San Francisco Department of Public Health unveils Climate and Health Adaptation Framework detailing menu of solutions for community consideration

TENDERLOIN STORES OFFERING MORE FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES San Francisco releases data from survey of 265 stores; Easy access to tobacco and alcohol products targeting youth persists

Influenza Activity is Widespread in the Bay Area; Not too late for flu shot


Laguna Honda Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Now is the time to protect yourself against the flu virus with a flu shot

San Francisco celebrates two new family-friendly work policies and 43 employers with its “Healthy Mothers Workplace Award”

New HIV annual report shows San Francisco performing well on all measures
Heading toward zero new infections and deaths, improved linkage to care
Focus on disparities essential for success

Health Department investigating Quinceañera incident Saturday night that sickened 19 people; All patients discharged from hospitals by Monday morning; Edible marijuana candy suspected as cause

San Francisco confirms two new cases of Zika virus, bringing total to 10; Patients contracted the virus during travel outside the United States; No risk to public health, Zika not circulating in San Francisco

San Francisco Public Health Officials urge travelers to take Zika infection prevention measures

San Francisco confirms one new case of Zika virus, bringing total to eight Patients contracted the virus during travel outside the United States No risk to public health, Zika not circulating in San Francisco

San Francisco confirms two new cases of Zika virus, bringing total to seven patients contracted the virus during travel outside the United States No risk to public health, Zika not circulating in San Francisco

San Francisco confirms three new cases of Zika virus, bringing total to five patients contracted the virus during travel outside the United States No risk to public health, Zika not circulating in San Francisco

SF Health Department recommends vaccination against Meningococcal disease for HIV-positive people and gay men

San Francisco aims to keep street food safe to eat during Pride weekend

Naloxone decreases the use of emergency room in patients taking opioids for pain

Statement by Barbara Garcia, Director of Health, on the Orlando Shooting Tragedy

Reactions to Traumatic Events

San Francisco Confirms Second Case of Zika Virus

Chinatown Public Health Center Launches Free Cantonese We Can!® Workshops

Statement regarding Zika virus by Dr. Tomas Aragon, San Francisco Health Officer

San Francisco Provides Outreach and Shelter to Hundreds of Homeless People

Statement on Division Street Public Health Notice

Health Department to Strengthen Syringe Cleanup Efforts

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Names New CEO

Flu Season

Folic Acid Awareness Week

San Francisco’s “Safe Super Bowl 50” includes Safe Food Health Department to Focus on Preventing Unpermitted Mobile Food Vending


Mayor Lee Celebrates Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Flu season is right around the corner - Now is the time to protect yourself against the flu virus

Mayor Ed Lee, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy & Supervisor Julie Christensen Celebrate Walk & Roll to School Day in San Francisco

Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center receives major gift from physician donor, Dr. Milka Rols

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

Public Health Officials Offer Tips for Prevention of Mosquitos during Summer Months

Mayor Lee Announces Proposal to Strengthen Health Care Security Ordinance to Improve Health Care Access & Coverage

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Launches Healthy Beverage Initiative

San Francisco General Hospital Presents - 2015 Summer Fest - Friday June 12th

With Dental Caries at Epidemic Levels in Racial/Ethnic Groups Across San Francisco, Oral Health Group Hosts Mission Meeting

Bay Area nurses invited to join a great team in a beautiful new hospital San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center seeking talented, passionate registered nurses

Department of Public Health patient information involved in security breach

Media briefing on first measles case confirmed in Contra Costa County

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan give $75 million to support San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Measles Advisory

Flu Season Has Arrived

National Folic Acid Awareness Week


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