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The California State Rural Health Association was founded in 1995 in Arcata, California.

Northern California "Camp Fire" Information

The Camp Fire started at sunrise on Thursday, November 8, 2018.  Due to low humidity, high winds, and an abundance of fuel, the fire quickly spread.  The Camp Fire is now considered the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, and the deadliest wildfire in the United States in the last 100 years.

To date, the fire has caused at least 75 fatalities and covered more than 150,000 acres, destroying nearly 12,000 structures.  Among those structures destroyed are 11,800+ residences, dozens of businesses and the Adventist Health Feather River hospital.  In many cases, people lost both their home as well as their place of work.

We at the California State Rural Health Association are devastated by this sudden loss of life and property, and offer our condolences to all who are impacted, including members of our own Board.

Updated information about the Camp Fire, including evacuation orders, disaster recovery center locations, and how you can help, can be found here:

  • Butte County website has general information about local resources here
  • CAL Fire website providing information about the fire containment here
  • Safe and Well has information to find missing loved ones here

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Help Protect the Most Vulnerable in our Communities - Get Vaccinated Against the Flu

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and can lead to hospitalization and death. Every year in the United States, millions of people are sickened, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from the flu.

Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people) and serious problems related to the flu can happen at any age, but some people are a higher risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get sick. This includes people 65 years and older, people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease), pregnant women, and young children.

The best way and most important step to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter -- the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades.  Already, a child in Florida has become the first person to due to the flu this season.

Use the complimentary CDC tool below to find where you can get vaccinated.