Liz Merson, September 2019.

Public Health Department Welcomes New Division Manager for Health Promotion

Liz Merson takes on new role protecting and promoting health in SLO County.

Healthy Snack Day celebrations will take place across SLO County on September 12, 2019.

Celebrate Healthy Snack Day in SLO County on September 12

The world is full of great snack options! Choosing a healthy snack can be easy, affordable and delicious at work, at home and on the go.

People can be exposed to Valley Fever when breathing in dirt and dust from the air.

Valley Fever in SLO County: What You Need to Know

The fungus that causes Valley Fever lives naturally in the soil on the Central Coast. SLO County has the third-highest number and rate of cases in California, after Kern and Kings counties.

Sunset at Pismo Beach. Photo by Leticia Davidek.

How to Avoid Heat-Related Illness as Temperatures Soar

Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay connected during extreme heat.

Always wash your hands after visiting a petting zoo or animal exhibit.

Protect Your Health When Visiting Animal Exhibits

Health officials commend the California Mid-State Fair for new measures to prevent the spread of illness. Visitors can also take simple steps to stay healthy when visiting animal exhibits.