Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Karen Smith, MD, MPH – Director and State Public Health Officer
    • General Public Information: (916) 558-1784
  • Dr. Karen Ramstorm – Health Officer, Shasta County
  • Shasta County Health and Human Services: Public Health Branch
    • (530) 225-5591
  • Redding City Council:
    • Vice Mayor: Adam McElvain — 530-225-4447
    • Mayor Pro Tempore: Erin Resner – 530-225-4447
    • Council Member: Kristen Schreder— 530-225-4447
    • Council Member: Michael Dacquisto —530-225-4447

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 574 cases of cancer in men in Shasta County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 476.28/per 100,000 (0.476%) compared to California’s 416.86 (0.416%).

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 116 cases of prostate cancer in Shasta County, California.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 84.54/per 100,000 (0.084%) compared to California’s 91.72 (0.091%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were less than 15 cases of testicular cancer reported in Shasta County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 7.53/per 100,000 (0.007%), from 2012-2016 compared to California’s 5.91/0.005% (2016)
  • Resources:

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Shasta County recorded a 227.5 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.227%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • The Cardiovascular Center: provides a full range of treatment services, including non-invasive and invasive diagnostic testing.
      • (530) 241-1144

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Diabetes Care Center: offers comprehensive diabetes self-management education through classes and individual counseling.
      • (530) 244-5400

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:
    • Suicide Prevention Workgroup: The Shasta Suicide Prevention Workgroup is a local collaboration of public and private agencies and concerned community members focused on reducing the amount of suicides in Shasta County. 
      • (530) 225-5854

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 24.5% of men in California were Obese.
  • “California’s adult obesity rate is 25.1%
    • Source Citation: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Shasta Family YMCA:
      • (530) 246-9622

*state statistics