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News Release - 092111: PertussisSeptember 21, 2011: Only three whooping cough vaccination clinics remain.
News Advisory - 092111: Flu Kick-offSeptember 21, 2011: County and local health officials will announce the number of influenza-related deaths recorded last flu season, as well as the age breakdown for the three years with the highest number of fatalities.
News Release - 092011: Meet the PharmacistSeptember 20, 2011: One of the most underutilized health professionals is someone seniors probably see regularly, but seldom talk to – their pharmacist.
News Release - 091611: PertussisSeptember 16, 2011: County public health is holding three more pertussis Tdap clinics in the coming weeks for returning middle and high school students who still need to show proof of having received the booster.
News Release - 091611: MumpsSeptember 16, 2011: A 9-year-old student at Highland Ranch Elementary School in the Poway Unified School District has been diagnosed with mumps.
News Release - 091011: RecoverySeptember 10, 2011: Every year, thousands of people enter and complete drug treatment programs throughout San Diego County.
News Advisory - 090911: RecoverySeptember 9, 2011: People in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, along with their families, will share stories of how addiction impacts not only the individual but families and the community.
News Release - 090811: PertussisSeptember 8, 2011: San Diego County public health officials are encouraged by a decline in new pertussis cases in San Diego County for the third straight week.
News Release - 090211: Suicide PreventionSeptember 2, 2011: September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and September 4 through 10 is National Suicide Prevention Week.
News Release - 090211: Digital Government AwardSeptember 2, 2011: An HHSA program that makes it easier for rural North County residents to access Medi-Cal and Cal Fresh through video interviewing has been nationally recognized with a Digital Government Achievement Award (DGAA).
News Advisory - 083111: Suicide PreventionAugust 31, 2011: County and local mental health officials will announce community events and activities to recognize September as National Suicide Prevention Month.
News Release - 083111: PertussisAugust 31, 2011: Only four more Tdap – or whooping cough - vaccine clinics offering 1,600 doses will be held in the coming weeks to help middle and high school students meet the new requirement to get their booster shot.
News Release - 082411: PertussisAugust 24, 2011: County Public Health is holding 11 Tdap vaccination clinics in the coming week for students who need proof of having the vaccine for middle and high school.
News Release - 081911: ReleaseAugust 19, 2011: More than 42,000 7th-12th graders across the county still need to provide proof they have received the pertussis booster shot or get vaccinated against the disease.
News Advisory - 081911: Foster YouthAugust 19, 2011: Callaway Golf is providing 30 San Diego County foster youth with an opportunity to take up golf, a sport that instills many positive life skills and offers a lifetime of fun.
News Release - 081711: Child SafetyAugust 17, 2011: HHSA and Rady Children’s Hospital officials remind parents to be extra cautious to prevent accidental drowning.
News Advisory - 081711: PertussisAugust 17, 2011: County health and school officials will announce how many students still need to be vaccinated or provide proof to their schools that they have received the pertussis booster shot.
News Release - 081711: PertussisAugust 17, 2011: The number of pertussis cases in the region reached 326 this week.
News Advisory - 081611: Child SafetyAugust 16, 2011: Every year an unfortunate number of San Diego County children die of accidental drowning. The locations vary from backyard pools to big bodies of water to bathtubs. In nearly every incident, there is a lapse of adult supervision or lack of proper barriers are in place.
News Advisory - 081211: PAPG AuctionsAugust 12, 2011: Eleven trucks and autos, televisions and many more items will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator/Public Guardian (PA/PG) auction.
News Release - 081011: Tdap Clinics (Pertussis)August 10, 2011: HHSA is holding five more pertussis booster (Tdap) clinics next week to meet the demand for those immunizations as the new school year quickly approaches for many middle and high school students.
News Release - 081011: Flu VaccineAugust 10, 2011: Due to the state budget crisis, there will be less free flu vaccine available for low-income adults in the region than in previous years.
News Release - 080311: PertussisAugust 3, 2011: Six pertussis booster (Tdap) clinics are being held throughout the county in the coming weeks in order to help parents meet a new state law requiring middle and high school students to show proof of the immunization during registration this year.
News Advisory - 080211: Camp ConnectAugust 2, 2011: More than 80 foster youth will gather to meet their siblings and board a bus bound for Camp Connect San Diego, which takes place at a campground in Julian.
News Release - 072711: PertussisJuly 27, 2011: Middle and high school students have to show proof they’ve received a booster shot for pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in order to enroll in school.
News Release - 072211: Suicide PreventionJuly 22, 2011: A new County suicide prevention campaign aims to get people talking about their mental well-being, in hopes of saving lives.
News Release - 072111: PertussisJuly 21, 2011: The County reminds parents a Tdap booster for whooping cough is now required for middle and high school students.
News Release - 072011: RabiesJuly 20, 2011: The County has determined that three boys who found a live, rabid bat were not exposed to the disease.
News Release - 071911: TuberculosisJuly 19, 2011: A tuberculosis case was reported at Juvenile Court and Community School.
News Release - 071511: RabiesJuly 15, 2011: HHSA is asking for the public’s help in identifying three boys who may have been exposed to rabies.
News Release - 071311: RabiesJuly 13, 2011: A dead bat found in Vista has tested positive for rabies. This brings the total number of bats that have tested positive for rabies this year to five.
News Release - 071311: PertussisJuly 13, 2011: A sick child confirmed to have pertussis brings the number of cases in San Diego County to 280 to date.
News Release - 070611: PertussisJuly 6, 2011: The region’s pertussis cases for 2011 increased to 279 this week including one in which a San Diego student may have exposed others to the highly contagious disease.
News Release - 070611: TuberculosisJuly 6, 2011: An individual who attends Southwestern College at satellite locations in San Ysidro and National City was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and may have exposed students and staff to the disease.
News Release - 062911: PertussisJune 29, 2011: As the number of San Diego County pertussis cases continues to rise, local public health officials are reminding parents the new California state law requiring pertussis booster vaccinations before students enroll in public or private schools takes effect on Friday, July 1.
News Advisory - 062811: Foster YouthJune 28, 2011: A graduation party for foster youth who have received their high school diploma, general education development certificate or certificate of completion.
News Advisory - 062311: Health FairJune 23, 2011: San Diego County will be hosting a Children’s Health and Wellness Fair featuring health screenings, demonstrations, balloons, face painting, games, music and health snacks for children.
News Release - 062211: PertussisJune 22, 2011: Public health officials recommend that parents vaccinate their children against pertussis now since the disease typically spikes during the summer months.
News Advisory - 062111: Cool ZonesJune 21, 2011: Kickoff for County’s Cool Zone program. This event initiates the designation of Cool Zone sites for this summer.
News Release - 061611: More on the Menu (MOM)June 16, 2011: Homebound senior citizens could be enjoying the taste and health benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables in their home if the More on the Menu (MOM) fresh-produce program has its way.
News Advisory - 061511: More on the Menu (MOM)June 15, 2011: The County of San Diego is launching More on the Menu (MOM), a community-supported program that will deliver fresh, locally grown produce to the neediest of the County’s elderly home-delivered meal clients.
News Release - 061511: PertussisJune 15, 2011: Parents are reminded to make sure their children are vaccinated against pertussis as rates continue to creep up in the region.
News Release - 060811: PertussisJune 8, 2011: The number of pertussis cases continues its steady upward climb with four new cases at local schools this past week.
News Release - 060211: PertussisJune 2, 2011: HHSA continues to offer the whooping cough vaccine for residents with no medical insurance.
News Release - 060211: MeaslesJune 2, 2011: Passengers on a recent flight from Chicago to San Diego are warned about exposure to measles on a San Diego bound flight.
News Advisory - 060211: CCS GraduationJune 2, 2011: 17-year-old Jose Gildo was diagnosed with Lesch–Nyhan syndrome as an infant. The disease is characterized by severe self-mutilating behaviors and poor muscle control.
News Advisory - 060211: Vital Aging ConferenceJune 2, 2011: This year’s theme is Vital Aging: Keeping in Step with Your Health? Focused on health and fitness as you get older, this event also includes outdoor workshops such as Tai Chi, yoga, the Feeling Fit Club, and Master Gardeners talking about growing your own produce, and more.
News Release - 052511: PertussisMay 25, 2011: Five new pertussis cases where others may have been exposed to the disease increased the local case total to 212 this year.
News Release - 052411: Low Income Health ProgramMay 24, 2011: The County Board of Supervisors approved the implementation of the Low Income Health Program (LIHP). The program will expand the successful Coverage Initiative program, which HHSA has been operating since 2007.
News Release - 052111: MeaslesMay 21, 2011: Passengers on a recent flight from Houston to San Diego were warned about exposure to measles.
News Release - 051911: PertussisMay 19, 2011: San Diego County’s pertussis case total is now 205 with seven new cases where others may have been exposed to the disease, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Advisory - 051911: Foster ParentMay 19, 2011: As part of National Foster Care Month, HHSA hosted the 50th Annual Foster Parent Appreciation Banquet to honor more than 150 local foster families.
News Release - 051611: Healthy WorksMay 16, 2011: County officials and community partners announced five Regional Garden Education Center locations at Olivewood Gardens in National City. (Photo 1, Photo 2)
News Release - 051411: Drumming Out StigmaMay 14, 2011: People attending a mental health celebration at Balboa Park today unexpectedly found themselves in the middle of a flash mob and many joined in by dancing to the beat of “Men in Black.” (Photo 1, Photo 2)
News Release - 051311: PetussisMay 13, 2011: Three new cases of pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, were reported in local schools this past week, according to HHSA.
News Advisory - 051311: PAPG AuctionMay 13, 2011: A 1989 BMW, a 2010 Yamaha, other autos, televisions and many more items will be up for bid during the HHSA Public Administrator/Public Guardian (PA/PG) auction.
News Advisory - 051311: Healthy WorksMay 13, 2011: County officials and community partners announce five Regional Garden Education Center locations for community residents to learn how to garden.
News Advisory - 051111: Mental Health StigmaMay 11, 2011: A flash mob of hundreds of people will take place at Balboa Park during HHSA's “Drumming Out Stigma” event, celebrating May as Mental Health Month.
News Release - 050411: WAY ProgramMay 4, 2011: All graduations are special, but for the 18 foster youth who graduated from San Diego County’s Workforce Academy for Youth (WAY), the ceremony meant hope for the future.
News Release - 050411: PertussisMay 4, 2011: Confirmed cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, were reported at two schools last week potentially exposing others to the highly contagious disease, according to HHSA.
News Release - 050411: Public Health ClinicMay 4, 2011: East County residents are invited to an open house Friday for the new HHSA East County Public Health Center in El Cajon. The new regional public health center will provide a variety of services including TB and immunization clinics.
News Release - 050311: TuberculosisMay 3, 2011: HHSA is working in close collaboration with San Diego Mesa College and San Diego City College officials to notify students and staff who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis (TB). The period of exposure was Jan. 24, 2011 to April 15, 2011.
News Advisory - 050311: Foster Youth GraduationMay 3, 2011: San Diego County Workforce Academy for Youth (WAY) Graduation.
News Advisory - 050211: Mental Health StigmaMay 2, 2011: Hundreds of people are expected to join HHSA officials and other mental health experts for a celebration commemorating May as Mental Health Month.
News Release - 042711: PertussisApril 27, 2011: A student at a South Bay elementary school may have exposed classmates to pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency is reporting.
News Release - 042711: MethApril 27, 2011: San Diego meth use is declining. Five of the six best indicators of the meth problem in the region show a significant drop, according to the most recent Methamphetamine Strike Force Report Card. (Photo)
News Advisory - 042511: MethApril 25, 2011: Are more people dying due to meth? Has there been an increase or decrease in meth treatment admissions, emergency room visits, and arrests? What is the real cost of meth to the region?
News Release - 042511: ImmunizationsApril 25, 2011: A severe measles outbreak two decades ago led to the creation of a countywide coalition that has increased the number of fully immunized infants and children in San Diego, resulting in fewer deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases.
News Release - 042511: Vital AgingApril 25, 2011: Dan Buettner, an internationally-recognized researcher, explorer, and author of The Blue Zones, will be the keynote speaker at the County’s Vital Aging: Keeping in Step with Your Health conference.
News Advisory - 042211: ImmunizationsApril 22, 2011: Local, state, and border health officials will gather in San Diego for the 20th Anniversary of the San Diego County Immunization Coalition, established in 1991 to increase vaccination rates among infants and children and reduce deaths in the region.
News Release - 042011: PAPG Real Estate AuctionApril 20, 2011: Nine houses, condominiums, and undeveloped lots will be up for bid during HHSA's Real Estate auction on Wednesday, May 11 at 3:00 p.m.
News Release - 042011: PertussisApril 20, 2011: Two confirmed pertussis cases where others may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease were reported in schools this past week, according to HHSA.
News Release - 042011: It's How We LiveApril 20, 2011: Families are encouraged to stretch their legs in a day of fitness and fun at the sixth-annual It’s How We Live! Family Day in the Park health festival in Spring Valley.
News Release - 041411: Chief of Operations OfficerApril 14, 2011: HHSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Arabatzis as its new Chief Operations Officer (COO).
News Release - 041311: TuberculosisApril 13, 2011: HHSA is working with San Diego American Indian Health Center (SDAIHC) to notify patients who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis (TB) at SDAIHC’s downtown location. The period of exposure was Oct. 1, 2010 to April 1, 2011.
News Release - 041311: PertussisApril 13, 2011: The number of confirmed pertussis cases in the region increased by four this past week bringing this year’s total to 169.
News Release - 040811: Public Health Champion AwardsApril 8, 2011:Helping pregnant women and children avoid tobacco exposure, providing no-cost dental services to uninsured adults and helping Southeast San Diego residents find access to healthy foods.
News Release - 040611: PertussisApril 6, 2011: Five confirmed pertussis cases in which others may have been exposed to the disease were reported in schools this past week.
News Advisory - 040611: Public Health Champion AwardsApril 6, 2011: Ten individuals and organizations will receive a Public Health Champion award for their achievements in the fight against disease and contributions to improve San Diegans health and quality of life.
News Release - 040411: It's Up to UsApril 4, 2011: Nine San Diegans, of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, decided to share their story of mental illness and recovery with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency’s (HHSA) It’s Up to Us campaign.
News Release - 033011: PertussisMarch 30, 2011: For the first time in eight months no pertussis cases, where others may have been exposed to the disease, were reported this past week to the County Health and Human Services Agency.
News Release - 033011: Neighborhoods for KidsMarch 30, 2011: An innovative San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) program that strives to keep abused and neglected children in their own neighborhoods and schools is named a Bright Idea by Harvard University.
News Release - 032311: It's How We Live! FestivalMarch 23, 2011: Families are encouraged to stretch their legs in a day of fitness and fun at this year’s It’s How We Live! Family Day in the Park health festivals in Lakeside and Spring Valley.
News Release - 032311: NNSWM AppointmentMarch 23, 2011: Alfredo Aguirre, director for the County’s Mental Health Services (MHS) has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Network of Social Work Managers (NNSWM).
News Release - 032211: PertussisMarch 22, 2011: Officials report three more cases of pertussis this week where possible public exposure may have occurred.
News Release - 031811: MeaslesMarch 18, 2011: A 27-year-old Poway male has been diagnosed with measles, according to County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials. The man became ill after traveling to the Philippines and Thailand.
News Release - 031811: EITCMarch 18, 2011: With about four weeks left until the tax filing deadline, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is reminding families and individuals that free tax assistance is available to help them claim their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
News Release - 031811: San Diego Veterans CoalitionMarch 18, 2011: The San Diego Veterans Coalition (SDVC) and its partners gathered today to discuss the future needs of veterans and their families at the “San Diego Veterans Coalition Leadership Forum: Community Solutions.”
News Release - 031711: Potassium IodideMarch 17, 2011: The California Department of Public Health and County Public Health officials are advising the public that potassium iodide (KI) tablets are not recommended at this time.
News Advisory - 031611: Safe StartMarch 16, 2011: Local and national experts will gather in San Diego to talk about violence, abuse and trauma during the Safe Start San Diego 2011 Conference. The keynote speaker will be Larry Cohen, Executive Director of the Prevention Institute.
News Release - 031611: PertussisMarch 16, 2011: Two new cases of pertussis where others may have been exposed to the disease were reported at two schools this past week.
News Release - 031011: FotonovelasMarch 10, 2011: The demand for the mental health fotonovela was so great the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is printing an additional 70,000 copies which will be available throughout the region starting March 22.
News Release - 030911: PertussisMarch 9, 2011: San Diego County continues to see a high level of pertussis activity. There were four new cases where possible public exposure occurred.
News Advisory - 030811: Intergenerational GamesMarch 8, 2011: Older adults will be teamed up with 3rd Grade students from Chula Vista Elementary schools to compete in the Intergenerational Games.
News Release - 030311: ChickenpoxMarch 3, 2011: Six students at San Pasqual High School in the Escondido Union School District have been diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella).
News Release - 030311: PertussisMarch 3, 2011: Pertussis vaccinations and a one-time booster shot can protect children against outbreaks of the highly contagious disease in schools.
News Release - 030211: Safe StartMarch 2, 2011: Given that some of the biggest victims of violence are children, HHSA and its many partners are sponsoring the Safe Start San Diego 2011 Conference.
News Release - 022811: Healthy WorksFebruary 28, 2011: With 1.6 million people in the region tipping the scales, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) today launched a major obesity-prevention media campaign. (Photo 1Photo 2, Video)
News Release - 022411: PertussisFebruary 24, 2011: HHSA is investigating a measles exposure on a Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore to San Diego, via Denver.
News Release - 022511: Deputy DirectorFebruary 25, 2011: HHSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Jiménez as the new Deputy Director for the North Coastal and North Inland Regions. (Photo 1)
News Release - 022411: PertussisFebruary 24, 2011: Six more confirmed cases of pertussis were reported in San Diego County schools in the past week and potentially exposed students and staff to the disease, the County’s Health and Human Services Agency reported today.
News Advisory - 022411: Healthy WorksFebruary 24, 2011: County elected and local health officials will launch a major education and environmental change campaign aimed at preventing obesity and promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles.
News Release - 021711: PertussisFebruary 17, 2011: Pertussis cases increased to 70 in San Diego County this past week including five more in schools where others may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease.
News Release - 021711: TuberculosisFebruary 17, 2011: An individual at Edison Elementary Preschool was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and may have exposed students and staff to the disease.
News Release - 021411: MeningitisFebruary 14, 2011: More than half of San Diego County preteens and teens have not received the meningococcal vaccine or other adolescent immunizations, leaving many vulnerable to disease. (Photo 1Photo 2, Video)
News Advisory - 021011: MeningitisFebruary 11, 2011: A meningitis survivor will join local health officials to encourage parents to immunize their adolescent children with all the recommended vaccines, including the vaccine against meningococcal meningitis, a bacterial disease that can kill a healthy young person in one day.
News Release - 021011: PertussisFebruary 10, 2011: Children under one year of age are at greater risk for contracting pertussis or whooping cough. To protect them, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency will offer families and caretakers free pertussis booster shots this weekend at the region’s six Northgate markets.
News Advisory - 020811: PAPG AuctionFebruary 8, 2011: Twelve autos, several televisions, laptops, and many more items will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator/Public Guardian (PA/PG) auction.
News Release - 020211: Health WorksFebruary 2, 2011: Bicycles and Balboa Park go together in San Diego. The two elements served as perfect partners for students from Roosevelt Middle School to join County Supervisors Pam Slater-Price and Ron Roberts in a bicycle safety activity Wednesday, when the County of San Diego officially unveiled the comprehensive obesity-prevention initiative Healthy Works (Photo 1Photo 2, Video)
News Release - 020211: PertussisFebruary 2, 2011: Families and caretakers of children under the age of one can get free pertussis booster shots on weekends through Feb. 13 at six Northgate markets.
News Release - 020111: TuberculosisFebruary 1, 2011: An individual at National School District Preschool Center was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and may have exposed students and staff.
News Release - 012811: EITCJanuary 28, 2011: About $77 million of Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) dollars are unclaimed each year by San Diego County low-income families and individuals. (Photo 1Photo 2)
News Release - 012611: PertussisJanuary 26, 2011: The number of confirmed pertussis cases in the region for 2011 jumped to 34, including three new cases where students attended schools, potentially exposing others to whooping cough, the County’s Health and Human Services Agency reported today.
News Release - 012611: EITCJanuary 26, 2011: County officials and community partners kick off the 2011 countywide campaign to help more San Diego County, low-income families and individuals take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and apply for CalFresh (food stamps).
News Release - 012111: Housing MattersJanuary 21, 2011: Two new commercials produced by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) are airing now in local television and radio stations. The commercials can be viewed at www.HousingMattersSd.org.
News Release - 012011: PertussisJanuary 20, 2011: The number of pertussis cases in the region remains high, a sign that the epidemic continues. Five of the individuals recently diagnosed with pertussis attend schools where others may have been exposed.
News Release - 011811: Parenting ConferenceJanuary 18, 2011: Parents are encouraged to attend the “Positive Parenting in a Changing World” parenting conference hosted by The San Diego County Commission on Children, Youth and Families (CCYF).
News Release - 011311: PertussisJanuary 13, 2011: Pertussis vaccines will be available on weekends this month at local Northgate markets to help protect infants in our region from the epidemic.
News Release - 010711: PertussisJanuary 7, 2011: In an effort to combat the ongoing pertussis epidemic that has sickened hundreds of children and adults in the region, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency will be offering the whooping cough booster shot, or Tdap, at local Northgate markets on weekends in January.
News Release - 010711: ChickenpoxJanuary 7, 2011: Five students at Hill Creek Elementary School in the Santee School District have been diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella), according to San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials.
News Release - 010611: PertussisJanuary 6, 2011: A new law requiring middle and high school students to be vaccinated against whooping cough will go into effect for the 2011-2012 school year, the County’s Health and Human Services Agency reported today. This requirement will help prevent outbreaks such as the current one that brought the highest number of pertussis cases to California in 50 years.
News Release - 010411: Technology & AgingJanuary 4, 2011: The new Technology & Aging Coalition of San Diego County can help you learn where to go for classes. The web site – www.AgeTechSD.org -- provides a listing of many technology education options that are available. There is also a list of computer clubs for older adults.
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