Radon is a Health Hazard

Radon is a health hazard that you can put a stop to. Radon is an unscented, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.

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2017 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages.

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AB 2062 positively impacts CalWORKs families

On September 29, 2016, the Governor signed AB 2062 which will positively impact families receiving CalWORKs benefits.

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Drought Status Updates

Drought status updates for the public are now hosted weekly on the Tulare County Emergency site under the "Drought" heading.

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Flu Vaccinations and Preventive Efforts are Strongly Urged

Vaccinations and preventive efforts are strongly urged as the flu continues to circulate in Tulare County.

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PHEP plays a vital role in emergency preparedness. The program focuses on preparing for and responding to events that pose a substantial risk to the health of the county’s residents, including public health threats and other emergencies. Public health emergencies include acts of bioterrorism and disease outbreaks. They can also include accidents such as radiation releases and chemical spills that threaten the safety of our food, drinking water, or air, and natural disasters, like earthquakes, wildfires, floods, or extreme heat.

After major disasters, public health workers are often called upon to participate in a coordinated response and to protect residents from disease outbreaks and other hazards due to contaminated food and water, chemical releases, insect-borne diseases, and unmet medical needs.

Through extensive planning, exercises, community education, and training, PHEP ensures that the county’s first responders and health care system are prepared to respond to public health emergencies in an effective and coordinated manner. It includes coordinating with “front line” agencies such as hospitals, clinics, the Office of Emergency Services (http://tularecounty.ca.gov/oes/), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and other county agencies and organizations. The PHEP program also coordinates the Tulare Medical Reserve Corps, which organizes and trains community volunteers to support a public health emergency response.

PHEP can supply fact sheets and other resources covering a wide range of topics, which can help the public prepare for or respond to any public health emergency.

For more information, please see the "Contact and Location" and "Resources" tabs.