Local Community Leaders & Influencers

  • Karen Smith, MD, MPH – Director and State Public Health Officer
    • General Public Information: (916) 558-1784
  • Edward Moreno, MD – County of Monterey, Public Health Bureau, Bureau Chief
    • (831) 755-4500
  • County of Monterey Health Department:
    • (831) 755-4500
  • Carol Ann Corpus – County of Monterey, Public Health Bureau; Assistant Bureau Chief
  • Carmel by the Sea City Council:
    • Council Member: Jeff Baron— 831-265-2147
    • Council Member: Jan Reimers – 831-975-1954
    • Council Member: Carrie Theis— 831-975-1939
    • Mayor Pro Tem: Bobby Richards—831-975-1940

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 804 cases of cancer in men in Monterey County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 388.79/per 100,000 (0.388%) compared to California’s 416.86 (0.416%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 199 cases of prostate cancer in Monterey County, California (0.199%).
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 93.23/per 100,000 (0.092%) compared to California’s 91.72 (0.091%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, less than 15 cases were reported of testicular cancer in Monterey County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.58/per 100,000 (0.0065%) from 2012-2016 compared to California’s 5.91 or 0.0059% (2016)
  • Resources:
    • Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services: provide services to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and support their families in the challenges they face.
      • 831-724-9100
    • Pacific Cancer Care: a community-based private cancer center, providing comprehensive oncology and hematology services.
      • 831375-4105

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Monterey County recorded a 138.2 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.138%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, Monterey County recorded a 33.0 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.033%).
  • Resources:
    • Tyler Heart Institute: Community Hospital’s Tyler Heart Institute provides nationally recognized comprehensive cardiac care in Monterey County.
      • (831) 625-4934

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Salinas Valley Medical Clinic: offers a range of diabetes and endocrinology services including diabetes education.
      • (831) 757-3627

Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 3,353 men in California committed suicide. (Population: 19,647,553)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 16.62/per 100,000 (0.016%)
  • Resources:
    • City of Carmel by the Sea Emergency and Safety: The city has a suicide prevention hotline.
      • (877) 663-5433

*Obesity

  • Resources:
    • Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Program: County of Monterey Health Department has an Obesity Prevention Program which is part of the Nutrition Services Branch of the Monterey County Health Department, working to increase health, reduce obesity, and educate the community to adopt and maintain healthy eating, activity, and lifestyle choices

*state statistics