San Jose, California

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Karen Smith, MD, MPH – Director and State Public Health Officer
    • General Public Information: (916) 558-1784
  • Sara H. Cody, MD – Public Health Director
  • Rocio Luna, DrPH, MPH— Deputy Director
  • Santa Clara County Public Health Department: General Information
    • (408) 792-5050
  • San Jose City Council:
    • District 1: Charles “Chappie” Jones — 408-535-4901
    • District 2: Sergio Jimenez – 408-535-4902
    • District 3: Raul Peralez— 408-535-4903
    • District 4: Lan Diep—408-535-4904
    • District 5:  Magdalena Carrasco— 408-535-4905
    • District 6: Devora “Dev” Davis— 408-535-4906
    • District 7: Maya Esparza— 408-535-4907
    • District 8: Sylvia Arenas— 408-535-4908
    • District 9: Pam Foley— 408-535-4909
    • District 10: Johnny Khamis— 408-535-4910

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 3,604 cases of cancer in men in Santa Clara County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 379.64/per 100,000 (0.37%) compared to California’s 416.86 (0.41%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 775 cases of prostate cancer in Santa Clara County, California.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 79.33/per 100,000 (0.079%) compared to California’s 91.72 (0.091%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 59 cases of testicular cancer in Santa Clara County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 5.77/per 100,000 (0.0057%) compared to California’s 5.91 (0.0059%)
  • Resources:
    • Cancer CAREpoint: a nonprofit organization assisting patients, family members and caregivers from the cancer diagnosis through survivorship.
      • (408)-402-6611

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Santa Clara County recorded a 131.4 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.13%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, Santa Clara County recorded a 24.7 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.024%).
  • Resources:
    • Cardiac and Vascular Care: provider of cardiac and vascular care services in San Jose, California
      • (408) 295-2257

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has diabetes center which focuses on diabetes education as a successful way of managing diabetes.
      • (408) 793-2515

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%)
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Fatal Injury Data (https://wisqars-viz.cdc.gov:8006/)
  • Resources:
    • Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services: The County’s behavioral health services have a suicide and crisis hotline. This is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide prevention hotline for phone intervention and emotional support by highly trained.
      • Hotline: (855) 278-4204

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 24.5% of men in California were Obese.
  • “California’s adult obesity rate is 25.1%
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Childhood Feeding Collaborative: Santa Clara County Public Health has a Childhood Feeding Collaborative, which aims to prevent chronic, lifestyle-related health conditions in children by helping them grow into happy, competent, and healthy eaters

*state statistics