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Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit

Press Releases Archive

December 20 Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Wins Award for Perinatal Program
December 5 Media Advisory: Contra Costa Health Officials to Present Damaging Health Impacts of Sugary Beverages on Richmond
November 30 Media Advisory: Advisory Board Celebrates 25 Years of Improving Health, Environment in Contra Costa
November 21 Media Advisory: Health Officials to Present Alarming Impact of Sugary Beverages on San Pablo Residents
November 10 Media Advisory: Applicants Sought for Contra Costa Pest Management Committee
November 9 Study shows childhood obesity rates continue to grow in Contra Costa
October 24 Media Advisory: Healthy Vending Machines Now the Norm at Contra Costa Health Services
October 20 New Lifesaving System Supports Rapid Care for Stroke Victims in Contra Costa County
October 12 Media Advisory: Flu Vaccine Available to Contra Costa Residents Beginning October 17
October 5 Media Advisory: Free Breast Exams in the East Bay
October 3 Media Advisory: Contra Costa residents share suicide stories on local talk show
September 28 Media Advisory: Free Art Show Reveals Contra Costa Health Care Workers' Artistic Side
September 23 Contra Costa Urges Protection Following First Human Case of West Nile Virus
September 15 Media Advisory: West County Preparedness Fair Set for September 24
September 15 Media Advisory: Contra Costa's First African American Health Expo Set for September 24
September 14 Media Advisory: Walk Celebrates National Recovery Month
August 4 West Contra Costa prepares for disasters with shelter drill
August 3 Concord's Monument Corridor Receives $1 million grant to fight obesity (PDF)
August 1 Moms, Local Health Department to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in Concord
July 19 Media Advisory: Volunteers & Their Pets are Needed for a West County Shelter Exercise
July 14 Contra Costa awarded $498,524 from Affordable Care Act for school-based health clinics
July 12 Doctors Medical Center closure would be catastrophic for Contra Costa
June 30 Media Advisory: New Clinic for West County Students to Receive Mandated Whooping Cough Booster
June 21 Media Advisory: Contra Costa Urges Awareness for National HIV Testing Day
June 9 Media Advisory: Project Homeless Connect Provides Free Health and Legal Services
June 6 Media Advisory: Bay Area Health Departments ask public to help test emergency website
May 24 Media Advisory: Contra Costa to Offer Free Tdap Vaccine to help Students meet New School Requirement
May 24 Media Advisory: Contra Costa Announces Funding Opportunities to Provide Mental Health Services
May 19 Press Release: New Health Center Breaks Ground in West Contra Costa County
May 16 Media Advisory: New Health Center Breaks Ground in West Contra Costa County
May 16 Media Advisory: Volunteers needed to connect homeless people with vital services
May 13 Media Advisory: Contra Costa to Honor 'People Who Make A Difference' Combating Alcohol, Drugs
May 10 Knowing the Signs of Stroke Can Save Lives
May 9 Contra Costa Residents Save $800,000 with Free Discount Prescription Card
May 3 Soaring Whooping Cough Infections Set to Hit New Record High in Contra Costa
April 21 Regional Launch of HHS National Partnership for Patients Initiative
April 5 Health Department Helps Landlords Navigate New Secondhand Smoke Protections Law
March 23 Brian Copeland to Host Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation Fundraising Gala
March 3 Media Advisory: Nominate People Who Make a Difference Combating Alcohol, Other Drugs
February 15 No Shots, No School for Teens Unprotected Against Whooping Cough
February 8 Contra Costa Communities Earn County's First "HeartSafe Community" Designation
January 25 Media Advisory: Change in Media Meeting Location to Richmond for Homeless Count