CDPH Issues 12 Penalties to California Hospitals
Dec. 20, 2012 - CDPH issued 12 penalties today to California hospitals after investigations found the facilities’ noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.
State Health Officer Unveils New Tobacco Report
Dec. 13, 2012- During a news briefing today, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman released the state’s first “State Health Officer’s Report on Tobacco Use and Promotion.”
CDPH Offers Food Safety Tips for Holiday Feasts
Nov. 5, 2012 - With the holiday season fast approaching, CDPH Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman today reminded consumers to take special, simple precautions when handling food.
CDPH Warns Not to Eat Certain Red Vines® Black Licorice Candy
Aug. 22, 2012 -Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today warned consumers not to eat Red Vines® Black Licorice Twists candy, ‘Best Before’ 020413, after tests conducted by CDPH found ...
CDPH Warns Bay Area Residents about Unsafe Fish Consumption
July 31, 2012 - San Francisco Bay Area residents need to choose wisely when it comes to eating fish caught in the Bay, warns Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state public health officer.
CDPH Warns Not to Eat Certain Gills Onions Products
July 26, 2012 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Ron Chapman, today warned people not to eat certain Gills Onions because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, no illnesses have been reported.
Make Sure Your 7th Grader Is Protected Against Pertussis
July 26, 2012 - CDPH urges parents to ensure their 11- and 12-year-old children have been immunized against pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and other dangerous diseases to keep them healthy during the new school year.
California’s Teen Birth Rate Drops to Record Low
March 20, 2012 - California’s teen birth rate dropped to a record low in 2010, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state public health officer, announced today.
Protect Your Children from Preventable Diseases
Feb. 13, 2012 - As part of Preteen Vaccine Week, February 12-18, 2012, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health and state public health officer, is reminding families about recommended and required immunizations ...
CDPH Kicks Off Folic Acid Awareness Week
Jan. 9, 2012 - As part of Folic Acid Awareness Week, Jan. 8-14, Dr. Ron Chapman underscores how women, particularly Hispanic women, can easily and significantly reduce severe birth defects by simply adding 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid
Healthcare-Associated Infections Detailed in New Reports
Jan. 6, 2012 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released six reports with data collected from California's hospitals on certain types of healthcare-associated infections.
“These reports provide the most detailed picture yet ...