Through the virtual dental home program, young children receive preventive care at a pop-up dental clinic at their school.

“Virtual Dental Home” Program Brings Dental Care to Local Elementary Students

The Public Health Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new effort to bring dental care to more SLO County children: the virtual dental home program.

Harvest of the Month, February 2019. Photo by Katie Terou.

Harvest of the Month: From Local Farms to SLO County Students

Students at Baywood Elementary and schools across SLO County are trying new, locally-grown produce and learning about the importance of healthy eating.

Deanna Smaw, public health aide with the WIC Program. Image courtesy of First 5 San Luis Obispo County.

Public Health Aide Deanna Smaw Recognized with Hands-On Hero Award

Meet the public health aide empowering new parents to nourish their babies and themselves.


Public Health Department Investigates Bacterial Meningitis Case Following Student Death

The Public Health Department worked with local hospitals, Cuesta College and people close to the student to identify any individuals who may have had potential risk of infection. Those individuals...

Community Health Improvement Plan, San Luis Obispo County, 2018-2023

Announcing SLO County’s First Community Health Improvement Plan

95+ community partners worked together to identify priorities and are now putting the plan in action.