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  2010

News Release - 122010: PertussisDecember 22, 2010: There are six new cases of pertussis reported this week where possible public exposure occurred.
News Release - 122010: TuberculosisDecember 20, 2010: A Patrick Henry High School student was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and may have exposed students, staff and faculty.
News Release - 122010: Toy SafetyDecember 20, 2010: Toys with all the gizmos and gadgets that produce lights and sounds might keep children interested and occupied. (Photo 1Photo 2).
News Advisory - 121610: Toy SafetyDecember 16, 2010: Supervisor Ron Roberts will be joined by local health officials to warn parents about dangerously loud toys and how they can cause hearing loss.
News Release - 121510: PertussisDecember 15, 2010: With high numbers of pertussis cases still being reported, San Diego County may triple the region’s previous record by year’s end, the County’s Health and Human Services Agency reported today.
News Release - 120810: PertussisDecember 8, 2010: The pertussis epidemic continues to sicken San Diego County children. HHSA is reporting 14 new cases at schools where other children may have been exposed.
News Release - 120810: Federal GrantDecember 8, 2010: Adult drug court participants in central San Diego County will have a better chance to overcome their addictions and mental health disorders thanks to a new grant from the federal government.
News Release - 120110: PertussisDecember 1, 2010: The ongoing pertussis epidemic has resulted in 41 hospitalizations, most of them infants.
News Release - 112410: PertussisNovember 24, 2010: The County’s total number of cases increased to 931 this week, prompting health officials to strongly urge residents to control the spread of pertussis with immunizations.
Media Advisory - 112310: HealthLink North CountyNovember 23, 2010: Four hundred families are expected to benefit from a food-distribution event sponsored by the HHSA HealthLink North County, which is a school and health-focused partnership that collaborates with several agencies including the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Network for a Healthy California and Feeding America San Diego (FASD).
News Release - 112310: Technology & AgingNovember 23, 2010: Don’t count out seniors when you’re thinking about technology gifts. The Technology & Aging Coalition of San Diego County offers gift ideas for people puzzled about what might be useful or even just plain fun for their parents and grandparents.
News Release - 111910: Child Car SeatsNovember 19, 2010: Another 1,500 children will be safer when riding in vehicles thanks to a new $200,000 grant the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has received from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).
News Release - 111810: PertussisNovember 18, 2010: Thirteen new cases were reported this week in schools where other children were potentially exposed to pertussis, boosting the number of confirmed cases in the County to 875.
News Advisory - 111610: AdoptionsNovember 16, 2010: Dependent children and their adoptive parents will finalize their adoption at a court celebration conducted by a Juvenile Court Judge.
News Advisory - 111210: PAPG AuctionNovember 12, 2010: A 2000 Lexus and a 2001 Harley Davidson are part of the list of autos, motorcycles, jewelry and hundreds of other items that will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator/Public Guardian’s (PA/PG) auction.
News Release - 111210: San Pasqual AcademyNovember 12, 2010: San Pasqual Academy foster youth will make their bimonthly delivery today of certified, organic produce to County employees to encourage them to eat healthier for the holidays, which is part of County’s year-round plan to Build Better Health.
News Release - 111210: FotonovelaNovember 12, 2010: Understanding that having a stable place to live is the first step to recovery from a mental disorder, HHSA launched an education campaign that aims to erase stigma and housing discrimination against people with a mental illness. (Photo 1Photo 2, Photo 3)
Media Advisory - 111010: San Pasqual AcademyNovember 10, 2010: San Pasqual Academy foster youth will make their bimonthly delivery of certified, organic produce to County employees to encourage them to eat healthier for the holidays.
News Advisory - 111010: FotonovelaNovember 10, 2010: County elected and mental health officials will launch a bilingual Fotonovela about mental health, which aims to change the way Latinos view mental disorders and encouraging them to seek help.
News Release - 111010: PertussisNovember 10, 2010: The number of confirmed pertussis cases in San Diego County for 2010 rose to 822 this week with the addition of 17 new cases where other children may have been exposed to the illness.
News Release - 110810: Deputy Public Health OfficerNovember 8, 2010: The County Health and Human Services Agency is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric C. McDonald, M.D., as the new Deputy Public Health Officer for San Diego County.
News Release - 110810: Housing MattersNovember 8, 2010: Understanding that having a stable place to live is the first step to recovery from a mental disorder, HHSA launched an education campaign that aims to erase stigma and housing discrimination against people with a mental illness. (Photo 1Photo 2)
Media Advisory - 110810: Handmade BlanketsNovember 8, 2010: Nearly 400 hand-made blankets made by “A Little Bit of Comfort” volunteers will be distributed to North County foster youth.
News Release - 110510: E.coliNovember 5, 2010: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is warning the public not to consume Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda cheese which is associated with a nationwide outbreak of E.coli 0157:H7 infections.
News Advisory - 110410: Housing MattersNovember 4, 2010: County mental health officials will launch an education campaign aimed at decreasing stigma of mental illness and reducing homelessness in the region.
News Release - 110410: PertussisNovember 4, 2010: In San Diego County, 16 new cases where other children may have been exposed to pertussis were reported this past week, County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials said today.
News Advisory - 110310: ImmunizationsNovember 3, 2010: Free flu shots and pertussis vaccinations will be offered to volunteers who attend mass vaccination drills intended to help the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) test its readiness for health emergencies and the need to vaccinate large numbers of people quickly.
News Release - 102710: PertussisOctober 27, 2010: The County’s record high number of Pertussis cases from 2005 has now doubled this year despite a state and local community outreach campaign urging residents to vaccinate themselves and their children.
News Release - 102710: Lead PreventionOctober 27, 2010: There has been a dramatic drop in the number of San Diego county children suffering from severe lead poisoning in recent years thanks to a comprehensive effort to provide services earlier to lead-poisoned children and to eliminate sources of lead exposure. (Photo)
News Advisory - 102510: Lead PreventionOctober 25, 2010: Children ages 6 and under can get a free blood screening to detect lead poisoning. There will also be educational information available for parents and caregivers.
News Release - 102210: Chronic DiseaseOctober 22, 2010: One in three San Diego County residents has at least one or more chronic diseases, with treatment costing $4.6 billion annually, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).
News Release - 102210: Flu ShotsOctober 22, 2010: HHSA is conducting mass vaccination drills in El Cajon and Chula Vista on Friday, Nov. 5. The drills are aimed at ensuring the County is able to handle any type of major emergency that requires a large amount of people to receive medication as quickly as possible.
News Release - 101910: PertussisOctober 19, 2010: A 6-week-old, who was born prematurely, died last week after being diagnosed with pertussis at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, according to County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials today. This is the second death of an infant from whooping cough in San Diego County.
News Release - 101310: PertussisOctober 13, 2010: Four new pertussis cases where other children may have been exposed were reported this week, according to County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials today.
News Release - 100610: Chicken PoxOctober 6, 2010: Seven students at the Escondido Community Child Development Center and three students at Escondido High School in the Escondido Union High School District have been diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella), according to HHSA officials.
News Release - 100610: PertussisOctober 6, 2010: Eight new pertussis cases in children with potential for public exposure were reported this week, County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials said today.
News Release - 100610: Federal GrantOctober 6, 2010: In the midst of federal healthcare reform, unemployment numbers soaring, and a flat economy, San Diego County has been awarded a $25 million grant to help create local jobs within the healthcare industry, officials announced today.
News Advisory - 100510: Federal GrantOctober 5, 2010: The County of San Diego will receive a $25 million competitive grant to help create local jobs within the healthcare industry.
News Release - 100410: Depression ScreeningOctober 4, 2010: One in 4 adults and 1 in 5 children in San Diego County suffer from a mental disorder or difficulty in any given year, and depression is one of the most common. Depression Week Sites
News Advisory - 100110: Depression ScreeningOctober 1, 2010: Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), in partnership with the Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP), is hosting a series of no cost depression screenings during San Diego Depression Screening Week October 4-9.
News Release - 092910: PertussisSeptember 29, 2010: Thirteen new pertussis cases where other children may have been exposed were reported this week, according to County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials today.
News Release - 092210: PertussisSeptember 22, 2010: Twenty-one new pertussis cases where other children may have been exposed were reported this week, according to County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials today.
News Advisory - 092210: Flu Kick-OffSeptember 22, 2010: Local health officials will announce new vaccine recommendations and discuss whether H1N1 is expected to return this flu season at the annual Flu Kick-Off event.
News Advisory - 092110: Immunization ForumSeptember 21, 2010: A community forum for parents on the importance and safety of vaccines is being sponsored by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), the San Diego Immunization Coalition and El Cajon Collaborative.
News Release - 091710: Recovery HappensSeptember 17, 2010: Dozens of them celebrated their recovery at an event sponsored by San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and its many treatment partners to commemorate September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. (Photo 1Photo 2)
News Advisory - 091610: Recovery MonthSeptember 16, 2010: People in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction will share their stories and path to recovery at an event to commemorate September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
News Release - 091510: PertussisSeptember 15, 2010: Whooping cough cases have continued to increase in San Diego County, including 14 new cases where other children may have been exposed.
News Release - 091310: Medical Therapy UnitSeptember 13, 2010: San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency’s (HHSA) California Children Services Medical Therapy Unit (MTU) helps 4-year-old Delaney Cervantes walk. (Photo)
News Release - 091310: Mental Health StigmaSeptember 13, 2010: More than 750,000 San Diegans suffer from a mental illness. Unfortunately, the stigma associated with mental illness keeps many people from seeking treatment and from beginning the road to recovery.
News Release - 091010: SBIRT ConferenceSeptember 10, 2010: Dozens of local, state and federal officials gathered in San Diego to highlight the success of the federally-funded Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, and Treatment (SBIRT) projects and discuss how the programs have been and can be applied in various settings, including primary care.
News Advisory - 090910: Mental Health StigmaSeptember 9, 2010: County officials will launch a prevention and education campaign to reduce stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness; the main barriers that keep people from getting help.
News Advisory - 090810: SBIRT ConferenceSeptember 8, 2010: Local, state and federal officials will meet in San Diego to highlight the success of the federally-funded Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, and Treatment (SBIRT) projects and discuss how the programs have been and can be applied in various settings, including primary care.
News Release - 090810: PertussisSeptember 8, 2010: Pertussis cases have continued their steady increase in San Diego County, and now have more than tripled the number of cases from 2009.
News Release - 082710: PAPG InvestigationsAugust 27, 2010: PA/PG investigates conservatorship matters and serves as the legally appointed guardian for elderly and disabled persons found by the Court to be unable to manage their own assets and personal care; approximately 175 conservatees at any given time. (Photo 1Photo 2, Photo 3)
News Release - 082510: PertussisAugust 25, 2010: As San Diego County children begin another school year, it’s the perfect time for parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on vaccinations, especially as cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, continue to rise according to County Health and Human Services Agency officials.
News Release - 081810: PertussisAugust 18, 2010: The number of pertussis cases reported in San Diego County has climbed to 384 in 2010, surpassing the previous high of 371 cases in 2005, according to County Health and Human Services Agency officials.
News Advisory - 081710: Camp ConnectAugust 17, 2010: Camp Connect San Diego is an opportunity for more than 75 foster youth to spend four days at a campground in Julian, bonding with their siblings who are unable to be placed in the same foster home. The youth have an opportunity to strengthen their family bonds through activities such as rock wall climbing, swimming, hiking, scrapbooking, horseback riding, a talent contest and dance.
News Advisory - 081610: PAPG AuctionAugust 16, 2010: Music boxes, autos, motorcycles, jewelry and hundreds of other items will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator/Public Guardian’s (PA/PG) auction.
News Advisory - 081610: California Children's ServicesAugust 16, 2010: Children will have an opportunity to participate in hand-cycling (bicycles adapted for people with limited use of their legs, provided by Intrepid Handcycles), and receive information about various sport activities from representatives of the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
News Release - 081310: Prescription Drug SummitAugust 13, 2010: Recognizing that prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the region, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) today sponsored a prevention conference to address the issue and develop regional plans to prevent the problem from escalating. (Photo 1Photo 2)
News Release - 081110: MeaslesAugust 11, 2010: A 20-month-old male Solana Beach child has been diagnosed with measles, according to officials with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). The unvaccinated child traveled to England recently and is now on home quarantine.
News Release - 081110: PertussisAugust 11, 2010: The number of pertussis cases keeps rising in San Diego County as six more children have been diagnosed with whooping cough - the common name for the disease - the County Health and Human Services Agency is reporting today.
News Advisory - 081110: Prescription Drug SummitAugust 11, 2010: The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit will provide an overview of the problem throughout San Diego County and the nation, including specific information on prescription drug abuse by teens, college students, adults, and seniors. Participants will also develop regional prevention plans to address this growing concern.
News Release - 080610: TuberculosisAugust 6, 2010: An employee at Robert L. Mueller Charter School in Chula Vista has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), according to officials at the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).
News Release - 080410: PertussisAugust 4, 2010: Young infants are especially susceptible to pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, and the best way to protect them according to officials from the County Health and Human Services Agency is to make sure family members and caregivers are up-to-date on their immunizations.
News Release - 080410: Prescription Drug AbuseAugust 4, 2010: Every day, 2,500 youth ages 12-17 abuse prescription drugs for the first time fueling the growing problem in cities and counties across the country.
News Release - 080210: Health Check-upsAugust 2, 2010: California law requires all children entering first grade to have a health check-up. Check-ups, even when a child is not sick, allow the doctor to find and treat many health problems before they become serious and affect a child’s ability to succeed in school.
News Release - 072910: PertussisJuly 29, 2010: A 1-month-old baby boy, who was diagnosed with whooping cough, died on July 27 at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, leading officials to continue urging parents to get themselves and their children vaccinated.
News Release - 072810: PertussisJuly 28, 2010: As the number of whooping cough (pertussis) cases continues to increase in San Diego, officials from the County Health and Human Services Agency are encouraging everyone to get the proper vaccinations for the disease.
News Release - 072810: AIS National HonorJuly 28, 2010: Ground-breaking and innovative programs for seniors have earned the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency’s Aging & Independence Services (AIS) the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s first “Leadership as Innovators in Aging Programs Award.”
News Release - 072110: PertussisJuly 21, 2010: New guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) have been issued for pertussis vaccinations in an effort to stem a statewide whooping cough epidemic this year, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency officials said today.
News Release - 071510: Cool ZonesJuly 15, 2010: With temperatures expected to reach the 90s to 100s in inland valleys and foothills through this weekend, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reminds the public to take some precautions, as well as keep an eye on elderly and disabled relatives and neighbors to make sure they’re keeping cool.
News Release - 071410: PertussisJuly 14, 2010: Thirteen new cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, have pushed the region past last year’s total number of local cases.
News Release - 070710: PertussisJuly 7, 2010: Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, continues to be on the increase in San Diego County. Eleven local children have been recently diagnosed, according to HHSA.
News Release - 062310: PertussisJune 23, 2010: Two more local children have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.
News Advisory - 062310: ILS GraduationJune 23, 2010: A ‘Beach Themed” graduation party for youth in the foster care system who have received their high school diploma, general education development certificate or certificate of completion.
News Advisory - 062310: Cool ZonesJune 23, 2010: 10th anniversary kickoff for County’s Cool Zone program. The designation of Cool Zone sites for the summer of 2010 will be revealed.
News Advisory - 062210: CCS Summer CampJune 22, 2010: Children will have an opportunity to participate in different camping stations to earn merit badges.
News Advisory - 061810: Cancer ConcernsJune 18, 2010: The California Department of Public Health will release preliminary findings of 2008 cancer cases reported in Carlsbad at a community forum organized by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).
News Release - 061610: PertussisJune 16, 2010: HHSA is reporting six local children have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 061010: PertussisJune 10, 2010: HHSA is reporting ten local children have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 060310: Community ForumJune 3, 2010: HHSA will hold four community forums to gather input from the public and the mental health community on possible locations for mental health service facilities.
News Release - 060210: PertussisJune 2, 2010: HHSA is reporting that a 12-year-old student who attends Lincoln Middle School in the Oceanside Unified School District and a 12-year-old student who attends Capri Elementary School in the Encinitas School District have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Advisory - 060110: Aging SummitJune 1, 2010: Aging Summit 2010 is part of series of biennial Aging Summits initiated by San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price and Supervisor Dianne Jacob as a way for our community to discuss issues important to older adults, baby boomers, and others.
News Release - 052710: PertussisMay 27, 2010: HHSA is reporting that three children have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 052110: Mental Health StigmaMay 21, 2010: HHSA officials today were joined by dozens of people living with a mental illness, together with their family and friends to bring awareness to stigma and how everybody plays a role in eliminating it. (Photo 1Photo 2)
News Advisory - 051910: Mental Health StigmaMay 19, 2010: Dozens of people living with a mental illness are joined by family and friends to share their stories of mental illness and talk about how stigma has impacted their lives.
News Release - 051910: PertussisMay 19, 2010: HHSA is reporting four individuals that have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 051410: MeaslesMay 14, 2010: HHSA is investigating three measles cases: a 3-year-old male and his 6-year-old sister and a 24-year-old female visitor of San Diego County. All three had not been immunized against the disease.
News Advisory - 051410: Drug Court GraduationMay 14, 2010: More than 60 San Diego County residents will celebrate their sobriety at a countywide drug court graduation ceremony. Graduates will share stories of addiction and recovery.
News Advisory - 051310: Foster Parent AppreciationMay 13, 2010: As part of National Foster Care Month, HHSA will host the 49th Annual Foster Parent Appreciation Banquet to honor 157 local foster families.
News Release - 051210: Child Abuse TrendsMay 12, 2010: HHSA has examined the most severe physical child abuse cases from the past 18 months and some alarming trends have surfaced. While the overall number of child abuse cases has decreased, the severity of the cases remains a concern. (Photo 1Photo 2)
News Advisory - 051110: Child Abuse TrendsMay 11, 2010: HHSA has completed an in-depth review of the most severe physical child abuse cases over the past 18 months and discovered disturbing trends related to the injuries and abusers.
News Advisory - 050710: Adoptions Spring FlingMay 7, 2010: Children waiting to be adopted and potential adoptive families are introduced in a fun setting that allows both the children and families to get acquainted.
News Advisory - 050710: Meals on the MoveMay 7, 2010: Meals on the Move (MOM) volunteers will deliver nearly 1,000 hot dinners with all the trimmings to homebound seniors at several sites in the county. Each volunteer also brings a carnation and a colorful placemat made by a student.
News Release - 050610: Child SafetyMay 6, 2010: Hundreds of parents are learning about the importance of using weight and height appropriate child car seats at safety classes sponsored by HHSA and its partner, the Pacific Safety Council. (Photo)
News Release - 050610: AuctionMay 6, 2010: Designer purses, autos, musical instruments, jewelry and hundreds of other items will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator / Public Guardian’s (PA/PG) auction.
News Release - 050610: PertussisMay 6, 2010: HHSA is reporting three individuals that have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 050610: Mental Health MonthMay 6, 2010: May is Mental Health Month and HHSA is sponsoring a series of events throughout the month, including four no-cost depression screenings in East County.
News Release - 042910: Mental Health ServicesApril 29, 2010: HHSA will be conducting a community forum to gather suggestions from the public and the mental health community for innovative mental health projects and review previously submitted ideas.
News Advisory - 042910: Youth Empowerment SummitApril 29, 2010: Pop star Frankie J will perform for foster youth attending the Youth Empowerment Summit—a day of entertainment, inspiration and empowerment.
News Advisory - 042610: ImmunizationsApril 26, 2010: HHSA and the San Diego Immunization Coalition, in partnership with the California Office of Binational Border Health and the California Department of Public Health, are sponsoring a parent forum: “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Childhood Immunizations But Were Afraid to Ask!”
News Release - 042610: Healthy EatingApril 26, 2010: Dozens of high school students today learned how to eat healthy at home and “on-the-run” during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency’s (HHSA) Healthy Counties Month event. (Photo 1, Photo 2)
News Advisory - 042210: Healthy EatingApril 22, 2010: Dozens of high school students will learn the benefits of healthy eating and active living and the consequences of unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, drinking and other drug use.
News Release - 042110: Cancer ForumApril 21, 2010: HHSA will hold a community forum in Carlsbad to answer questions from residents about cancer, including genetic and environmental factors.
News Release - 041910: ChickenpoxApril 19, 2010: HHSA reports that four students at Valley High School in the Escondido Union High School District have been diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella). One student had one dose of chickenpox vaccine. The immunization history for the other three students is not known.
News Release - 041510: PertussisApril 15, 2010: A 10-year-old student who attends Blossom Valley Elementary School in the Cajon Valley Union School District has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to HHSA.
News Release - 041310: H1N1April 13, 2010: HHSA reports one additional person has tested positive for H1N1 and subsequently died.
News Release - 041310: PertussisApril 13, 2010: Seven local students have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).
News Release - 041210: Underage Drinking and Youth ViolenceApril 12, 2010: April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and also the time when teens throughout the County and across the country start thinking about prom and how to celebrate. Unfortunately, some of them will consider drinking. Photo
News Advisory - 040910: Underage Drinking and Youth ViolenceApril 9, 2010: Elected and health officials, community members, parents, and teens will reveal what typically fuels girls’ fights, where the fuel usually comes from and what parents can do to stop them.
News Release - 040810: Stars AwardsApril 8, 2010: The County of San Diego Commission on Children, Youth and Families honored 12 individuals as STARS of our community at the Child Abuse Prevention Month STARS Awards on Wednesday, April 7.
News Release - 040810: 2010 Aging SummitApril 8, 2010: Aging Summit 2010 will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (registration and exhibits begin at 8 a.m.) on Thursday, June 3, in the Grand Exhibit Hall of the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego 92108.
News Advisory - 040510: Stars AwardsApril 5, 2010: To kick-off April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the San Diego County Commission on Children, Youth and Families (CCYF) is hosting its 6th Annual STARS Awards.
News Release - 033010: Public Health ChampionsMarch 30, 2010: HHSA will honor 10 area organizations and individuals for their extraordinary achievements in public health at its ninth annual Public Health Champion Awards ceremony.
News Release - 031910: CDC GrantMarch 19, 2010: HHSA has been awarded $16 million from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote physical activity and healthy eating.
News Release - 031910: TuberculosisMarch 19, 2010: HHSA is working with Grossmont Union High School officials to notify students and faculty who may have been exposed to a Granite Hills High School student who has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).
News Release - 031010: PertussisMarch 10, 2010: A seven-year-old and nine-year-old who attend Alcott Elementary School in the San Diego Unified School District have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to HHSA.
News Release - 030910: TuberculosisMarch 9, 2010: HHSA is working with County Probation officials to notify detainees and staff of the Camp Barrett juvenile treatment facility who may have been exposed to an individual diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).
News Release - 030310: TuberculosisMarch 3, 2010: HHSA is working with University of California, San Diego officials to notify students and faculty who may have been exposed to a student who has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).
News Release - 030210: Mental Health ForumMarch 2, 2010: HHSA will be conducting three community forums to gather input from the public and mental health community on tools to improve consumer and family access to health information.
News Release - 022610: TuberculosisFebruary 26, 2010: HHSA is working with Sharp Grossmont Hospital officials to notify patients, visitors and employees who may have been exposed to a hospital worker who has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).
News Release - 022210: Thrive San DiegoFebruary 22, 2010: HHSA continues to enroll more qualified individuals in the food stamp program thanks to a new partnership with San Diego State University and California State University-San Marcos. Photo 1, Photo 2.
News Release - 021910: PAPG Real Estate AuctionFebruary 19, 2010: The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency will have 10 houses, condominiums, and undeveloped lots up for bid at its real estate auction on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
News Release - 021910: PertussisFebruary 19, 2010: A Kindergarten and second-grade student who attend Miller Elementary School in the Escondido Unified School District have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. Both students were up-to-date with five DTaP vaccinations.
News Advisory - 021810: Thrive San DiegoFebruary 18, 2010: Thrive San Diego is a new partnership between the County’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), California State University San Marcos and San Diego State University through which students screen low-income families for food stamp eligibility and for the completion of no-cost income tax returns.
News Release - 021710: H1N1 VaccineFebruary 17, 2010: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) will hold two more H1N1 vaccination events for San Diego County residents this week and several community clinics have expanded hours as well.
News Advisory - 021210: PAPG AuctionFebruary 12, 2010: A trailer, several autos, jewelry and hundreds of other items will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator/Public Guardian’s (PA/PG) auction.
News Release - 021210: H1N1 VaccineFebruary 12, 2010: HHSA will hold five more H1N1 vaccination events for San Diego County residents in the upcoming weeks.
News Release - 021010: PertussisFebruary 10, 2010: A 4-year-old student who attends Carmel Valley Preschool at Grace Point Church in San Diego was diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to HHSA.
News Release - 020510: Chicken PoxFebruary 5, 2010: HHSA reports that six students at Xara Garden School, a K-2 charter school sponsored by the Lakeside Union School District, have been diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella). None of the six students were vaccinated against chickenpox.
News Release - 020510: H1N1February 5, 2010: HHSA will hold an H1N1 vaccination event for San Diego County residents at The Center on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
News Release - 012910: EITCJanuary 29, 2010: HHSA launched the 2010 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign, an effort to get more low-income families and individuals to take advantage of the federal government’s largest cash assistance program. Photo 1, Photo 2.
News Release - 012810: H1N1 Weekly UpdateJanuary 28, 2010: The San Ysidro Health Centers will not offer H1N1 vaccinations on Saturday, as indicated in Wednesday’s weekly H1N1 update. They are still offering vaccinations on Friday.
News Release - 012710: H1N1 Weekly UpdateJanuary 27, 2010: There are no additional H1N1-related deaths to report. San Diego County has had 850 hospitalized cases of H1N1 to date. Beginning next week, HHSA will no longer issue weekly H1N1 updates unless there is an H1N1-associated death to report.
News Advisory - 012710: EITCJanuary 27, 2010: Supervisor Bill Horn will join community service providers to kick off the 2010 countywide campaign to help more San Diego County, low-income families and individuals take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
News Release - 012710: PertussisJanuary 27, 2010: An 11-year-old student who attends Monte Vista Elementary School in the Vista Unified School District was diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to HHSA.
News Release - 012210: H1N1 VaccineJanuary 22, 2010: Several community health centers will be offering H1N1 vaccine to the general public this weekend.
News Release - 012010: PertussisJanuary 20, 2010: A 4-year-old who attends Village Nursery School at the Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Sante Fe was diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to HHSA.
News Release - 012010: H1N1 Weekly UpdateJanuary 20, 2010: There are no additional H1N1-related deaths to report. San Diego County has had 829 hospitalized cases of H1N1 to date.
News Release - 011510: Preteen Vaccination WeekJanuary 15, 2010: January 17-23 is Preteen Vaccination Week and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) urges parents to protect their children against vaccine-preventable diseases, such as chickenpox and whooping cough.
News Release - 011310: PertussisJanuary 13, 2010: A 5-year-old who attends Del Mar Hills Nursery School was diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to HHSA. She had received four DTaP vaccines.
News Release - 011310: H1N1 Weekly UpdateJanuary 13, 2010: There are no additional H1N1-related deaths to report. San Diego County has had 820 hospitalized cases of H1N1 to date.
News Release - 011110: H1N1 Mass VaccinationJanuary 11, 2010: Nearly 5,000 people were vaccinated at the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency’s mass vaccination events this past weekend.  Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3.
News Release - 010610: H1N1 Mass VaccinationJanuary 6, 2010: HHSA announces a series of five H1N1 mass vaccination events for San Diego County residents, beginning with a clinic this Friday at Qualcomm Stadium. Locations and Times
News Release - 010510: PertussisJanuary 5, 2010: A 15-year-old student at Patrick Henry High School in the San Diego Unified School District was the 140th case of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.

  2009

News Release - 123009: H1N1 Weekly UpdateDecember 30, 2009: HHSA reports one additional person has died and tested positive for H1N1. This does not mean H1N1 has been determined to be the cause of death, which is established by the attending physician or the Medical Examiner. The deceased is a 29-year-old female with no underlying medical conditions.
News Release - 122809: Senior ExpoDecember 28, 2009: HHSA is offering “Senior Expo: Protect Yourself & Your Wallet” sessions to help older adults protect themselves from both physical and financial attacks.
News Release - 122309: H1N1 Weekly UpdateDecember 23, 2009: HHSA reports four additional people have died and tested positive for H1N1.
News Release - 122309: PertussisDecember 23, 2009: A 5-year-old at Carmel Creek Elementary School in the Solana Beach School District and a 10-year-old student at Ashley Falls Elementary School in the Del Mar Union School District have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 122109: H1N1 VaccineDecember 21, 2009: With demand from high-risk groups declining and supply steadily increasing, HHSA is announcing that the H1N1 vaccine will be available to everyone starting tomorrow.
News Release - 121809: H1N1 VaccineDecember 18, 2009: Many community health centers throughout San Diego County are offering evening and weekend vaccination clinics for people who want to get protection against the H1N1 virus.
News Release - 121609: PertussisDecember 16, 2009: Five area students have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. HHSA is working closely with school staff to notify the parents of all students at the schools.
News Release - 121609: H1N1 Weekly UpdateDecember 16, 2009: HHSA reports five additional people have died and tested positive for H1N1. According to the California Department of Public Health, a total of 4,900 doses of recalled H1N1 vaccine were distributed in the county. Read more...
News Advisory - 121009: Gift DonationDecember 10, 2009: Students at the La Jolla Country Day School collected more than 500 gifts to donate to San Diego County foster youth during the holiday season.
News Release - 120909: H1N1 Weekly UpdateDecember 9, 2009: HHSA reports five additional people have died and tested positive for H1N1. This does not mean H1N1 has been determined to be the cause of death, which is established by the attending physician or the Medical Examiner.
News Advisory - 120809: Blankets for Foster ChildrenDecember 8, 2009: Approximately 300 hand-made blankets and afghans made by “Bit of Comfort” volunteers will be distributed to foster youth.
News Advisory - 120809: Toy SafetyDecember 8, 2009: A truckload of toys, donated through the US Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots program, will be distributed to more than 135 low-income children.
News Release - 120709: Child Safety GrantDecember 7, 2009: Thanks to a $207,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety the HHSA will improve child safety by offering vehicle protection education and providing 2,000 child car seats to low-income families.
News Release - 120109: H1N1 Weekly UpdateDecember 1, 2009: HHSA reports two additional people have died and tested positive for H1N1. The County of San Diego has received an additional small shipment of H1N1 vaccine.
News Advisory - 120109: World AIDS DayDecember 1, 2009: On World AIDS Day, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency’s (HHSA) HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch will present the 20th Annual Dr. A. Brad Truax Award.
News Release - 120109: PertussisDecember 1, 2009: A four-year-old child who attends La Jolla Children’s Learning Lab has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, HHSA is reporting today.
News Release - 112509: PertussisNovember 25, 2009: A seventh grade student who attends Earl Warren Middle School in the San Dieguito Union High School District has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, HHSA is reporting today.
News Advisory - 112509: Meals on the Move (MOM)November 25, 2009: Dozens of volunteers with Meals on the Move (MOM) delivering a holiday meal and cheer to 1,200 homebound seniors.
News Release - 112409: H1N1 Weekly UpdateNovember 24, 2009: HHSA reports eight additional people have died and tested positive for H1N1. This does not mean H1N1 has been determined to be the cause of death, which is established by the attending physician or the Medical Examiner.
News Release - 112309: ChickenpoxNovember 23, 2009: HHSA reports that five students at Casillas Elementary School in the Chula Vista School District have been diagnosed with Chickenpox (varicella).
News Release - 112009: H1N1 Vaccine UpdateNovember 20, 2009: The County’s six Public Health Centers and one immunization clinic have each received 200 additional doses of injectable H1N1 vaccine.
News Release - 111909: PertussisNovember 19, 2009: A 5-year-old student who attends John J. Montgomery Elementary School in the Chula Vista Elementary School District has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, HHSA is reporting today.
News Advisory - 111909: AdoptionNovember 19, 2009: Dependent children and their adoptive parents will finalize their adoption at a court celebration conducted by Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Susan Huguenor and Judge George Clark.
News Release - 111809: H1N1 Weekly UpdateNovember 18, 2009: HHSA is reporting one additional death associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus. The deceased is a four-month-old female with no known underlying medical conditions.
News Advisory - 111709: Intergenertational GamesNovember 17, 2009: HHSA and its partners in the Intergenerational Games hope to inspire the development of more intergenerational programs and relationships.
News Release - 111309: PertussisNovember 13, 2009: Two seventh graders at Carmel Valley Middle School and an 11 year-old at Solana Pacific Elementary School have been diagnosed with pertussis or whooping cough, HHSA is reporting today.
News Release - 111309: PAPG AuctionNovember 13, 2009: Autos, jewelry and hundreds of other items will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator/Public Guardian’s (PA/PG) auction.
News Release - 111009: H1N1 Weekly UpdateNovember 10, 2009: HHSA is reporting four additional deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus.
News Release - 110909: PertussisNovember 9, 2009: A 12 year-old student at Roosevelt Middle School in Vista and a 16 year-old student at Torrey Pines High School in Del Mar have been diagnosed with pertussis or whooping cough, the HHSA is reporting today.
News Release - 110409: H1N1 Weekly UpdateNovember 4, 2009: HHSA is reporting two additional deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus. The deceased are an 89-year-old female with underlying medical conditions and a 55-year-old female with underlying medical conditions that was not a resident of San Diego County.
News Release - 102909: PertussisOctober 29, 2009: A 5-year-old student, who attends Torrey Hills Elementary, has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The student was up-to-date on immunizations.
News Advisory - 102909: H1N1 Vaccine UpdateOctober 29, 2009: HHSA has received an additional unexpected shipment of 78,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine. About 10,000 of those doses were distributed directly to the County’s Public Health Centers.
News Release - 102909: Halloween SafetyOctober 29, 2009: October is Halloween Safety Month and parents and children are encouraged to take precautions to ensure a fun and safe event. (Video)
News Release - 102809: H1N1 Weekly UpdateOctober 28, 2009: HHSA is reporting two additional deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus. The deceased are a 39-year-old pregnant female with underlying medical conditions and a 35-year-old male with underlying medical conditions.
News Release - 102709: H1N1 Vaccine UpdateOctober 27, 2009: Since the vaccine arrived on October 23rd, the County of San Diego has administered more than 23,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine. Additional shipments from the distributor to private providers are expected in the coming weeks.
News Advisory - 102309: H1N1 VaccineOctober 23, 2009: The second allotment of H1N1 vaccine has arrived in San Diego County. Chairwoman Dianne Jacob and Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials will announce distribution plans and answer questions from the media.
News Release - 102109: H1N1 Weekly UpdateOctober 21, 2009: HHSA is reporting one additional death associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus. The deceased is a 31-year-old female with underlying medical conditions.
News Release - 101609: Mental Health ServicesOctober 16, 2009: HHSA Mental Health Services Director, Alfredo Aguirre, this week was sworn in as President of the California Mental Health Directors Association (CMHDA). (Photo 1)
News Release - 101409: H1N1 Weekly UpdateOctober 14, 2009: HHSA is reporting one additional death associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus. The deceased is a 5-year-old female with no known underlying medical conditions.
News Release - 100909: "Meet the Pharmacist Day"October 9, 2009: Most patients think of their prescriptions as something to help treat or control an illness or disease, and when medications are taken as prescribed they generally point a person toward recovery and better health.
News Release - 100809: West Nile VirusOctober 8, 2009: HHSA reports the first confirmed human case of locally-acquired West Nile virus (WNV) this year.
News Advisory - 100809: Family Fun DayOctober 8, 2009: San Diego County families have the opportunity to escape the stress of everyday life and spend a “Family Fun Day” in Balboa Park.
News Release - 100709: H1N1 Weekly UpdateOctober 7, 2009: HHSA is reporting one additional death associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus. The deceased is a 59-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions.
News Advisory - 100609: H1N1 VaccineOctober 6, 2009: An additional 2,000 doses are offered at County public health centers. Additional supplies of H1N1 vaccine are expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
News Release - 100509: Breast Cancer AwarenessOctober 5, 2009: Swimmer and 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist Deena Schmidt knew something was wrong when she did a self-breast examination several years ago. When her doctor later confirmed her suspicion, she felt panic.
News Release - 100509: Public HealthOctober 5, 2009: HHSA announced today it was selected by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) to participate in a test of the new national voluntary public health accreditation program.
News Release - 100509: Depression Screening WeekOctober 5, 2009: San Diego Depression Screening Week is October 5-9 and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), in partnership with the Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP), is hosting a series of no-cost depression screenings at several HHSA facilities.
News Release - 100209: PertussisOctober 2, 2009: A 14-year-old student who attends Mission Middle School in the Escondido Union School District, has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The student had previously received 5 DTap shots, but had not had the recommended Tdap booster shot.
News Advisory - 100209: DepressionOctober 2, 2009: HHSA, in partnership with the Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP), is hosting a series of no cost depression screenings during San Diego Depression Screening Week October 5-9.
News Release - 100209: County Medical SocietyOctober 2, 2009: HHSA psychiatrist is one of San Diego’s Top Doctors according to the San Diego County Medical Society. (Photo 1)
News Release - 100109: Neighborhoods for KidsOctober 1, 2009: Neighborhoods for Kids, an initiative of San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, has been named the winner of the 2009 California State Association of Counties’ (CSAC) prestigious California Counties Innovation Award – the top honor in their annual Challenge Awards.
News Release - 093009: PertussisSeptember 30, 2009: 11-year-old student who attends Torrey Hills School in the Del Mar Union School District, has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The student had 5 DTap shots and was due for their Tdap booster shot.
News Release - 093009: H1N1 Weekly UpdateSeptember 30, 2009: HHSA is reporting no additional deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus.
News Release - 092909: TuberculosisSeptember 29, 2009: HHSA is working with school officials to notify individuals who may have been exposed to infectious tuberculosis by an Orange Glen High School student.
News Release - 092909: HealthLinkSeptember 29, 2009: A family of four at an Escondido preschool needs health insurance. A child at an Oceanside elementary school needs glasses, but has no resources. A student in San Marcos has advanced dental disease, but no dental coverage. With fewer school nurses, larger school populations and increased complexity in health issues, schools and districts need all the support they can get to ensure their students are healthy and ready to learn.
News Advisory - 092509: HealthLinkSeptember 25, 2009: HealthLink North County is a school-focused, public/private partnership that has been working to improve health and education outcomes for North County school-aged children for the past decade.
News Release - 092509: Seasonal FluSeptember 25, 2009: Bracing for two types of influenza this flu season, HHSA and its many partners today officially kicked off a campaign to encourage the public to get vaccinated against the seasonal and H1N1 flu. (Photo 1, Photo 2)
News Advisory - 092509: Fall PreventionSeptember 25, 2009: Dozens of young people and older adults will take to the streets in El Cajon, working together to identify safety issues for people who choose walking as their mode of transportation.
News Release - 092409: PertussisSeptember 24, 2009: A 7-year-old student who attends Innovations Academy, a K-8 charter school in Mission Valley, has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The student was not immunized.
News Release - 092309: H1N1 Weekly UpdateSeptember 23, 2009: HHSA is reporting no additional deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus.
News Advisory - 092309: Seasonal FluSeptember 23, 2009: County health officials and local medical providers will participate in a Flu Kick Off event to encourage the public to prepare for seasonal and H1N1 flu, announce plans for distribution of seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccines, and offer tips on how people can protect themselves against both types of influenza.
News Release - 092309: Family DaySeptember 23, 2009: The San Diego County Commission of Children, Youth and Families (CCYF) is presenting “Family Day in the Park” in Balboa Park on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is designed to promote safe and healthy families, and provide a respite from everyday stress.
News Release - 092209: IG GamesSeptember 22, 2009: HHSA's Aging and Independence Services and its community partners are seeking older adults to participate in two Intergenerational Games in the coming month.
News Release - 092209: PertussisSeptember 22, 2009: A 15-year-old student who attends Ramona High School has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. He was up-to-date with his vaccinations.
News Advisory - 092109: ObesitySeptember 21, 2009: Research shows that at least moderate physical activity is one of the best ways to prevent obesity and disease. Yet, as is happening across the country, a greater number of adults and children in San Diego County are becoming overweight or obese.
News Advisory - 091809: PertussisSeptember 18, 2009: A 10-year-old student who attends Ramona Elementary School has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is working closely with the school staff to notify the parents of all children who may have come into contact with the ill child.
News Advisory - 091809: Fall PreventionSeptember 18, 2009: How “walkable” is your community? Are sidewalks well-maintained? Do you have enough time to cross the street at traffic lights without the risk of falling down? The death rate from falls among older adults has increased continuously in recent years.
News Advisory - 091609: H1N1 Weekly UpdateSeptember 16, 2009: A 64-year-old male with underlying medical conditions has become the 22nd death associated with H1N1 influenza in San Diego County. This total matches the previous high of 22 influenza-related deaths from the 2003-04 regular flu season. There have also been three non-resident deaths associated with the H1N1 influenza virus in San Diego County.
News Release - 091109: Recovery HappensSeptember 11, 2009: September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and today, dozens of people in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse celebrated their success and the success of the thousands of San Diegans who enter and complete treatment programs throughout the County each year. (Photo 1, Photo 2)
News Advisory - 091009: Treatment WorksSeptember 10, 2009: People in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse will share their stories and struggles during a resource fair to commemorate September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
News Release - 090909: H1N1 Weekly UpdateSeptember 9, 2009: HHSA is reporting no additional deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus.
News Release - 090809: PertussisSeptember 8, 2009: A 2-month-old child who attends a daycare at Ocean Shores High School in the Oceanside School District has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 090309: PertussisSeptember 3, 2009: A 10-year-old student who attends Chula Vista Hills Elementary School has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The student was up-to-date with vaccinations.
News Release - 090209: H1N1 Weekly UpdateSeptember 2, 2009: HHSA is reporting three additional deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus, bringing the total in San Diego County to 21.
News Release - 083109: Infant Mortality RatesAugust 31, 2009: September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has significant news to report.
News Release - 082609: H1N1 Weekly UpdateAugust 26, 2009: HHSA is reporting two additional deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus.
News Release - 082609: TuberculosisAugust 26, 2009: HHSA is working with Sweetwater Union High School District officials to notify individuals who may have been exposed to infectious tuberculosis by an Otay Ranch High School student.
News Release - 082509: First 5August 25, 2009: Barbara Jimenez has accepted the appointment as the Executive Director of First 5 San Diego, effective September 14, 2009.
News Release - 082509: Meet the PharmacistAugust 25, 2009: Most patients pick up their prescriptions, check the box that says “no consultation,” and figure they’ll just take the new pills together with other medications -- and hope for the best.
News Release - 081909: H1N1 Weekly UpdateAugust 19, 2009: HHSA is reporting one additional death associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus. The deceased is a 57-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions.
News Release - 081709: West Nile VirusAugust 17, 2009: HHSA reports the second confirmed human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2009. A 49-year-old male was hospitalized after developing symptoms consistent with WNV infection. The man did not acquire the virus locally.
News Release - 081709: PertussisAugust 17, 2009: A 7-year-old student who attends Discovery Charter Elementary School in the Chula Vista Elementary School District has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The student was up-to-date with vaccinations.
News Release - 081209: H1N1 Weekly UpdateAugust 12, 2009: HHSA is reporting three deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus.
News Release - 080709: ImmunizationsAugust 7, 2009: As parents get their children ready to go back to school, they should remember to add one important item to the to-do list: making sure their children are up-to-date with all required shots.
News Advisory - 080709: PAPG AuctionAugust 7, 2009: A 1952 Cadillac Coupe Deville, seven additional cars, jewelry and hundreds of other items will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator/Public Guardian’s (PA/PG) auction.
News Release - 080509: H1N1 Weekly UpdateAugust 5, 2009: HHSA is reporting the 13th death associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus. The death is a 72-year-old female with underlying medical conditions.
News Release - 073009: PertussisJuly 30, 2009: An 11-year-old child who attended a summer program at North County High Tech Middle School in San Marcos has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The child attended the program from July 6 to 17.
News Advisory - 073009: Camp ConnectJuly 30, 2009: More than 75 foster youth will gather to board a bus bound for Camp Connect San Diego which takes place at a campground in Julian.
News Release - 072909: H1N1 Weekly UpdateJuly 29, 2009: HHSA is reporting four additional deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus, including one that is not included in local statistics.
News Release - 072409: West Nile VirusJuly 24, 2009: HHSA reports the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2009. A 76-year-old male was hospitalized with meningitis and encephalitis after developing symptoms consistent with WNV infection. The man did not acquire the virus locally.
News Release - 072209: Veterans WebsiteJuly 22, 2009: HHSA today launched a new website aimed at helping veterans, service members, and their families access mental health counseling, emergency housing, and employment assistance.
News Release - 072209: H1N1 Weekly UpdateJuly 22, 2009: HHSA is reporting one additional death associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus.
News Advisory - 072009: Veterans WebsiteJuly 20, 2009: HHSA and military officials launch a new website aimed at helping veterans and their families access mental health counseling, emergency housing, and employment assistance. Information on the website is offered in 11 languages.
News Release - 071609: H1N1 Flu DeathsJuly 16, 2009: HHSA is confirming two more deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus.
News Release - 071309: PertussisJuly 13, 2009: A 5-year-old child who attended the Children’s Creative Workshop summer program at Torrey Hills Elementary School in the Del Mar Union School District has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 071309: H1N1 Flu DeathsJuly 13, 2009: HHSA is confirming two more deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus
News Release - 071009: PertussisJuly 10, 2009: A 7-year-old child who attended an extended day program in the Cajon Valley School District has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. This is the 59th case of whooping cough in San Diego County this year. In 2008, there were 51 cases of whooping cough reported in the county and in 2007 the total was 50.
News Release - 071009: Real Estate AuctionJuly 10, 2009: Ten houses, condominiums, and undeveloped lots will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency’s real estate auction on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.
News Release - 070909: H1N1 Flu DeathJuly 9, 2009: A 36 year-old male is the fifth death associated with the Novel H1N1 Influenza virus in San Diego County, HHSA confirmed today. The individual has underlying health issues and died on Saturday, July 4th.
News Release - 070709: H1N1 Flu DeathJuly 7, 2009: A 50 year-old female is the fourth death associated with the Novel H1N1 Influenza virus in San Diego County, HHSA confirmed today.
News Release - 070209:PertussisJuly 2, 2009: A 9-year-old student of Oneonta Elementary School in Imperial Beach and a 10-year-old student of Murray Manor Elementary School in La Mesa have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 062909: H1N1 Flu DeathsJune 29, 2009: HHSA has confirmed two additional deaths associated with the Novel H1N1 Influenza virus.
News Release - 062409: PertussisJune 24, 2009: A 10-year-old Tierrasanta child has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The child, a student at Kumeyaay Elementary School in San Diego, was also involved in a Christian Youth Theater (CYT) Group production in May.
Media Advisory - 062409: Cool ZonesJune 24, 2009: Official kickoff for County’s Cool Zone program. Designated Cool Zone sites for this summer will be announced.
News Release - 062209: Meth MouthJune 22, 2009: HHSA today launched the “Meth Mouth” campaign to raise awareness about the harmful effects of meth use, and to encourage people to seek treatment for their addiction. (Photo 1, Photo 2)
News Release - 061709: H1N1 Flu DeathJune 17, 2009: HHSA confirmed during a press conference yesterday evening the first local death associated with the Novel H1N1 Influenza virus. The victim was a 20-year-old female.
News Release - 061609: WalkaboutJune 16, 2009: HHSA North Regions, the County of San Diego Land Use and Environment Group’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Healthy Transportation Network hosted an important workshop on community design for pedestrian and bicycle safety at the San Marcos Regional Education Center. (Photo 1, Photo 2)
News Release - 061609: APA AppointmentJune 16, 2009: The president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has appointed Dr. Marshall Lewis, Clinical Director for the County Health and Human Services Agency’s Behavioral Health Services division, to its Council on Advocacy and Government Relations. (Photo)
News Release - 061209: PertussisJune 12, 2009: An 11-year-old student of Jefferson Middle School in Oceanside has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The student had been vaccinated.
News Release - 061009: PertussisJune 10, 2009: Three new cases of pertussis, commonly referred to as whooping cough, have been diagnosed in the County of San Diego....
News Release - 060909: PertussisJune 9, 2009: A 5-year-old kindergarten student at Pioneer Elementary School in Escondido has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly referred to as whooping cough, a highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing. The student was fully immunized and has completed treatment.
News Release - 060309: Tuberculosis CaseJune 3, 2009: HHSA is working with officials from Cook Elementary School in Chula Vista to notify individuals who were possibly exposed to a child with tuberculosis (TB).
News Release - 052809: Senior Self-DefenseMay 28, 2009: HHSA is offering two sessions of a special course for older adults to learn how to protect themselves from both a physical attack and a financial attack.
News Release - 052709: Senior Health ReportMay 27, 2009: HHSA has unveiled a new Senior Health Report that will allow citizens one comprehensive place to check in on the health of County seniors.
News Release - 051809: Vital AgingMay 18, 2009: Dr. John Glick, a medical doctor and professional clown, will be the keynote speaker with the topic “Laughter for the Health of It” at the County’s Vital Aging Conference 2009.
News Release - 051809: "Golden" SIPMay 18, 2009: HHSA Serial Inebriate Program (SIP) won the Golden Watchdog Award from the San Diego County Taxpayers Association for reducing the use of public resources by chronic alcoholics.
News Release - 051509: End StigmaMay 15, 2009: HHSA officials, the Meeting Place, Inc., and community partners and mental health consumers broke more than 8,000 paper chain links, representing the inhumane treatment people with a mental illness used to receive and the stigma that still exists. (Photo 1, Photo 2)
News Release - 050809: H1N1 FluMay 8, 2009: HHSA reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 19 new cases of human infection with H1N1 Influenza in San Diego County residents, bringing the total number of cases to 51. All of those cases were moved from the probable list to the confirmed list.
News Release - 050609: Swine FluMay 6, 2009: HHSA reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed two new cases of human infection with H1N1 Influenza in San Diego County residents, bringing the total number of cases to 29.
News Release - 050509: Swine FluMay 5, 2009: HHSA is working with local school district officials to reopen three local high schools where students were dismissed, based on new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The schools are scheduled to reopen Wednesday.
News Release - 050409: Swine FluMay 4, 2009: HHSA reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed nine new cases of human infection with H1N1 Influenza in San Diego County residents, bringing the total number of cases to 24.
News Release - 050309: Swine FluMay 3, 2009: HHSA reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed four new cases of human infection with New H1N1 Influenza in San Diego County residents.
News Release - 050109: Swine FluMay 1, 2009: HHSA reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed three new cases of human infection with New H1N1 Influenza in San Diego County residents.
News Release - 050109: Suicide PreventionMay 1, 2009: May is Mental Health Month and County of San Diego officials decided to kick it off highlighting the connection between the economic crisis and suicide.
News Release - 043009: Swine FluApr. 30, 2009: HHSA reports no new confirmed cases of human infection with swine influenza A (H1N1) in San Diego County residents.
News Release - 042909: TuberculosisApr. 29, 2009: HHSA is taking steps to notify clients of a Chula Vista hair salon of an employee diagnosed with infectious tuberculosis (TB).
News Release - 042809: Swine FluApr. 28, 2009: HHSA has no new cases of swine influenza to report today. (FAQ Attachment)
News Release - 042709: MOM VolunteersApr. 27, 2009: Some elderly mothers (and fathers) in San Diego County would have no visitors, flowers or attention on Mother’s Day were it not for MOM (Meals on the Move), a home-delivered meal program where volunteers provide a warm meal and a smile.
News Release - 042709: Swine FluApr. 27, 2009: HHSA reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed a fifth case of human infection with swine influenza A (H1N1) in a San Diego County resident. The new case is a 20-year-old male.
News Release - 042609: Swine FluApr. 26, 2009: HHSA has no new cases of swine influenza to report today.
News Release - 042409: Swine FluApr. 24, 2009: HHSA reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed an additional case of human infection with swine influenza A (H1N1) in a San Diego County resident. The new case is a 7-year-old boy.
News Release - 042309: Swine FluApr. 23, 2009: HHSA reports today that an additional two cases of human infection with swine influenza A (H1N1) have been detected in San Diego County residents. The two new cases are family members.  Additionally, an Imperial County resident was diagnosed with the same flu strain at a San Diego facility.
News Release - 042109: Pertussis (Whooping Cough)Apr. 21, 2009: HHSA has confirmed that an 11-year-old student at La Costa Heights Elementary School has whooping cough (pertussis), a highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing.
News Release - 042109: Lifelong LearningApr. 21, 2009: San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency and Library partner to deliver a Month-long Learning Festival for Seniors
News Release - 042109: Swine FluApr. 21, 2009: Two Individuals in Imperial and San Diego Counties have Been Confirmed with Swine Flu.
News Release - 042109: Chicken Pox OutbreakApr. 21, 2009: HHSA reports that seven students at Cardiff Elementary School, six students at Palm Middle School in Lemon Grove and six students at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in the San Diego Unified School District have been diagnosed with Chickenpox (varicella).
News Release - 042009: Leading Causes of DeathApr. 20, 2009: County elected and health officials announce a decline in heart disease deaths, making cancer the new leading cause of death in San Diego County.
News Release - 041709: Chicken Pox OutbreakApr. 17, 2009: HHSA reports that six students at Bonita Vista High School, Chula Vista, in the Sweetwater Union High School District have been diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella).
News Release - 041009: Public Health Champion AwardsApr. 10, 2009: HHSA will honor 10 individuals and organizations during the 8th Annual Public Health Champion Awards.
News Advisory - 040909: Youth Empowerment SummitApr. 9, 2009: Frankie J and Antwone Fisher at HHSA's Empowerment Summit for foster youth
News Advisory - 040909: Public Health Champion AwardsApr. 9, 2009: HHSA will honor 10 individuals and organizations during the 8th Annual Public Health Champion Awards.
News Release - 040809: Tuberculosis CaseApr. 8, 2009: HHSA is working with officials from the County Sheriff’s Department to notify individuals who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis (TB).
News Release - 040309: Underage DrinkingApr. 3, 2009: HHSA officials are reminding adults that it is against the law to host underage drinking parties and to allow minors to drink.
News Advisory - 040109: Wellness DayApr. 1, 2009: HHSA participates at Second Annual Wellness Day when students learn about healthy nutrition, participate in a picnic, and enjoy delicious and nutritious smoothies.
News Release - 032709: MeningitisMar. 27, 2009: HHSA is reporting that a fifth grade student at Silver Strand Elementary School in Coronado has meningococcal meningitis, a type of bacterial meningitis.
News Release - 032009: PertussisMar. 20, 2009: HHSA is working closely with San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas, after a student was diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough), a highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing.
News Release - 022709: EITC CampaignFeb. 27, 2009: HHSA continues to provide no cost tax assistance at 80 sites throughout the county.
News Release - 022609: Chicken Pox at SchoolFeb. 26, 2009: HHSA reports that five students at Mira Mesa Christian School have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
News Release - 022309: Meth Report CardFeb. 23, 2009: Today, the County of San Diego Methamphetamine Strike Force released its 2008 Meth Report Card, which shows local meth use is on the decline.
News Release - 022009: Chicken Pox at SchoolFeb. 20, 2009: HHSA reports that five students at Kellogg Elementary School in Chula Vista have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
News Release - 022009: TB at Grossmont CollegeFeb. 20, 2009: HHSA is working with officials from Grossmont College to notify individuals who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis.
News Advisory - 021909: Meth Report CardFeb. 19, 2009: HHSA officials and medical experts will release the latest Methamphetamine Report Card.
News Release - 021109: WET Community ForumsFeb. 11, 2009: HHSA is inviting the public to two remaining community forums to provide input on the Workforce Education and Training (WET) plan to strengthen the County's public mental health workforce.
News Release - 020509: Dr. Wooten HonoredFeb. 5, 2009: County of San Diego Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., has received a 2009 Black History Month Local Heroes Award.
News Release - 013009: EITC CampaignJan. 30, 2009: HHSA today lauched its 2009 Earned Income Tax Campaign in an effort to get more low-income families claim the federal tax credit.
News Release - 013009: Chicken Pox CasesJan. 30, 2009: HHSA reports that seven students at Challenger Middle School in Mira Mesa, and three children at Santee KinderCare Learning Center have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
News Advisory - 012809: EITC Campaign LaunchJan. 28, 2009: HHSA kicks off the 2009 countywide campaign to help more San Diego County families and individuals take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
News Release - 012709: WET Community ForumsJan. 27, 2009: HHSA is inviting community comment on the Workforce Education and Training (WET) plan to develop the County's public mental health workforce.
News Release: 012009 - New Edgemoor UnveiledJan. 20, 2009 - The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency's new Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility was unveiled to the public today in an event showcasing the new state-of-the-art complex that will provide residents with the highest quality of care.
News Advisory: 012009 - Edgemoor Open HouseJan. 20, 2009: The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency's new Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility will be open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon.
News Release - 011609: Preteen Vaccination WeekJan. 16, 2009: During National Preteen Vaccination Week (Jan. 18 - 24), HHSA urges parents to protect their children against vaccine-preventable diseases.
News Release - 011409: Input on Aging ProgramJan. 14, 2009: The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency's Aging & Independence Services (AIS) wants to hear from seniors and others in the community about programs to serve older adults throughout the County. Six public hearings are scheduled in different regions of the County.
News Advisory - 011309: Public AuctionJan. 13, 2009: Autos, jewelry and hundreds of other items will be up for bid during HHSA's public auction.
News Release - 010608: TB at Probation FacilityJan. 6, 2009: HHSA is working with officials from the Probation Department to notify individuals who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis.

  2008

Article -122208: Year in DiseasesDec. 22, 2008: Protecting your health is a priority of the Health and Human Services Agency. HHSA's Public Health Services in 2008 met several health challenges, including a significant measles outbreak that garnered national attention from the medical community and the media.
News Release: 121708 - Senior Safety CoursesDec. 17, 2008: The County of San Diego is offering educational sessions to help older adults protect themselves from both physical and financial attacks.
News Advisory: HHSA Toy DistributionDec. 17, 2008: HHSA's El Cajon Family Resource Center distributes hundreds of toys to local families Dec. 17 and 18.
News Release: Whooping Cough CaseDec. 10, 2008: HHSA reports that a 5-year-old student at Horizon Prep School in Rancho Santa Fe has whooping cough, a highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing.
News Release - 120308: Mental Health AwardDec. 3, 2008: HHSA has won a national award for its work on behalf of children with mental health issues.
News Release - 120208: West Nile Virus UpdateDec. 2, 2008: HHSA and the County Department of Environmental Health report two new confirmed locally-acquired human cases of West Nile virus and six new dead birds.
News Release - 120208: Chicken Pox at SchoolDec. 2, 2008: Eleven students at Joseph Casillas Elementary School in Chula Vista have been diagnosed with chicken pox, HHSA is reporting.
Media Advisory - 112608: MOM Meals for SeniorsNov. 26, 2008: Meals on the Move volunteers will be delivering hot turkey dinners with all the trimmings to homebound seniors. Each volunteer also brings a carnation and a colorful place mat made by a local student.
News Release - 112408: Holiday BluesNov. 24, 2008: HHSA is offering some tips on how to keep the holiday blues away.
News Release - 111808: TB at City CollegeNov. 18, 2008: HHSA is working with San Diego City College officials to notify students and faculty who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis at San Diego City College. One individual has been diagnosed with TB.
News Release - 111808: West Nile virus updateNov. 18, 2008: HHSA and the County Department of Environmental Health Vector Control report one new confirmed locally-acquired human case of West Nile virus.
News Release - 111808: Complete Your Family PuzzleNov. 18, 2008: There are nearly 5,800 children in out-of-home care in San Diego County. Although many are fortunate enough to be placed with relatives and family friends, there is always a need for more foster families and families willing to adopt children.
News Advisory - 111408: Holiday BluesNov. 14, 2008: HHSA mental health experts are available to talk about what causes the holiday blues and provide tips on how to keep the blues away.
Media Advisory - 111208: Senior Safety ProgramNov. 12, 2008: Senior Expo: Protect Yourself & Your Wallet, coordinated by the County's Health and Human Services Agency's Aging & Independence Services, in partnership with the San Diego District Attorney's office and the County Library.
Media Advisory - 111308: Adoptions FinalizedNov. 13, 2008: Dependent children and their adoptive parents will finalize their adoption at a court celebration conducted by Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Susan Huguenor.
News Release - 110608: Public AuctionNov. 6, 2008: The public will once again have the opportunity to bid on autos, jewelry and hundreds of other items during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator/Public Guardian's (PA/PG) auction.
News Release - 110408: West Nile UpdateNov. 4, 2008: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency and the County Department of Environmental Health Vector Control report one new confirmed locally-acquired human case of West Nile virus (WNV), 10 dead birds, one sentinel chicken and one batch of mosquitoes.
News Release - 103108: Chicken Pox OutbreakOct. 31, 2008: HHSA is reporting that five students at King/Chavez Preparatory Academy School have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
News Release - 103008: Mass Vaccination DrillOct. 30, 2008: One thousand free flu shots will be provided to attendees who participate in a mass vaccination drill on Friday, Nov. 7, hosted by HHSA's East Region in El Cajon.
News Release - 102808: Self-Defense for SeniorsOct. 28, 2008: Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the County is offering two educational sessions to help older adults protect themselves from both physical and financial attacks.
News Release - 082808: Active Seniors WantedOct. 28, 2008: Active older adults in East County and South Bay are encouraged to rekindle their fun and competitive spirit to participate in San Diego County's Intergenerational Games. Registration is taking place now for the games held in Chula Vista and El Cajon. There is no cost to participate.
News Release - 102808: West Nile virusOct. 28, 2008: HHSA and the County Department of Environmental Health Vector Control report four new confirmed locally-acquired human cases of West Nile virus and 14 dead birds.
News Advisory - 102708: Intergenerational GamesOct. 27, 2008: Fifth grade students from Twin Oaks Elementary School will be paired with active older adults to compete in North County's first Intergenerational Games.
News Advisory: 102708: SIDS Candlelight VigilOct. 27. 2008: Parents and County Officials will hold a candlelight vigil to honor children who have died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and raise public awareness of ways to decrease the risk. Parents of children who died from SIDS will speak about their tragic loss.
News Release - 102408: Public Health MeetingOct. 24, 2008: HHSA staff will make presentations on many Agency accomplishments at the 2008 American Public Health Association Meeting and Expo, Oct. 26 -29 at the San Diego Convention Center.
News Advisory - 101708: Drug Treatment ProgramsOct. 17, 2008: Susan Bower, Director of the Alcohol and Drug Services division of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, will be available to provide answers to these and many other questions related to student drug use.
News Release - 101308: Domestic ViolenceOct. 13, 2008: Five years after the launch of the County of San Diego Domestic Violence Hotline, officials today announced that reports of domestic violence have decreased in the region.
News Advisory - 101708: Lead Poisoning PreventionOct. 17, 2008: HHSA will conduct a news conference at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 in an effort to increase awareness of lead poisoning. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is Oct. 19 - 25.
News Release - 101308: Lead PoisoningOct. 13, 2008: HHSA will offer free blood testing, answer questions about lead poisoning and provide educational materials at several county locations during Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 19 - 26, 2008.
News Advisory - 100908: Domestic ViolenceOct. 9, 2008: HHSA officials announce the number of domestic violence fatalities and domestic violence incidents registered in the county in the past five years.
News Release-100708: West Nile Virus Count RisesOctober 7, 2008: A 51-year-old man who contracted the disease in El Cajon brings the 2008 total to 23 human cases of West Nile Virus.
News Release - 100708: Pertussis CasesOct. 7, 2008: HHSA reports that a student at Feaster Charter School in Chula Vista has whooping cough, a highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing. A younger sibling who was too young to be fully immunized also has the disease.
News Release - 100208: Whooping Cough CaseOctober 2, 2008: The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reports that a 9-year-old student at Fletcher Hills Elementary School has whooping cough (pertussis), a highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing.
News Release - 100208: New Hospital AdministratorOctober 2, 2008: HHSA announced today that Izabela Karmach, R.N., MFT, has been appointed the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital Administrator.
News Release - 093008: West Nile Virus casesSept. 30, 2008: Cases of West Nile virus in humans, birds and horses have surpassed previous totals, setting a record in San Diego County for the disease.
News Release - 092608: TB at College CampusSept. 26, 2008: HHSA is working with Southwestern College officials to notify students and faculty who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis.
News Release - 092308: West Nile virus casesSetp. 23, 2008: HHSA and County Vector Control report four new confirmed locally-acquired human cases of West Nile virus, as well as 14 more dead birds.
News Release - 091608: PAPG AuctionSept. 16, 2008: Hundreds of items will be auctioned off by the HHSA Public Administrator/Public Guardian at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.
News Release - 091608: West Nile virus casesSept. 16, 2008: HHSA, the County Department of Environmental Health Vector Control, and the County Veterinarian's Office report two confirmed locally-acquired human cases of West Nile virus, one horse death, one infected horse, 31 dead birds, and five positive batches of mosquitoes.
091008 - News Release: Treatment Works News EventSept. 10, 2008: HHSA officials were joined by people in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse to celebrate the success of the thousands of San Diegans who each year enter and complete treatment programs.
News Release - 090908: West Nile virus casesSept. 9, 2008: HHSA and County Vector Control report one confirmed locally- acquired human case of West Nile virus and 19 dead birds, eight positive batches of mosquitoes and two sentinel chickens.
News Release - 090908: HHSA and Library Partner UpSept. 9, 2008: The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, North Regions is teaming up with the San Diego County Library to provide education and information on valuable health and social service programs to North County residents.
News Advisory: 090808 - HHSA and Library Team UpSept. 8, 2008: County Library and HHSA are teaming up to provide residents with convenient access to health services at two North County Bookmobile locations.
News Advisory - 090808: Treatment WorksSept. 8, 2008: HHSA officials will unveil "I am sorry...Thank you" exhibit showcasing artwork from patients at County-funded treatment centers.
News Release - 090508: Heat Health TipsSept. 5, 2008: With hot, humid weather expected to continue in San Diego County this weekend, HHSA urges the public to monitor themselves and others when engaging in outdoor physical activity.
News Release - 090508: Camp Connect West KickoffSept. 5, 2008: The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency's Child Welfare Services, the United Way of San Diego County and the Childhood Abuse Prevention Foundation have teamed up to provide foster siblings with a special weekend of memories at Camp Connect West.
News Release - 090408: West Nile virus caseSept. 4, 2008: HHSA reports one confirmed non-locally-acquired human case of West Nile virus.
News Advisory - 090308: Recovery Happens 2008Sept. 3, 2008: More than 50 local agencies and community organizations will showcase resources, treatment programs and services available throughout the county.
News Advisory - 090308: Camp Connect Kick OffSept. 3, 2008: More than 60 San Diego County foster youth will gather to board a bus to Camp Connect - a summer camp where they can strengthen bonds with their siblings.
News Release - 082908: West Nile virus caseAug. 29, 2008: HHSA reports one more confirmed locally-acquired human case of West Nile virus, and urges the public to protect themselves against mosquito bites, especially over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
News Release - 082708: West Nile virus casesAug. 27, 2008: HHSA reports two more confirmed locally-acquired human cases of West Nile virus.
News Release - 082608: Whooping CoughAug. 26, 2008: HHSA has confirmed that a 14-year-old student at Poway High School has whooping cough (pertussis), a highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing. The student had not been immunized against the disease.
News Release - 082508: West Nile virus casesAug. 25, 2008: HHSA reports two more confirmed locally-acquired human cases of West Nile virus. The additional cases bring the year to date total cases to seven.
News Release - 082108: Vaccines Parent ForumAug. 21, 2008: The San Diego Immunization Coalition (SDIC) Education and Outreach Committee will sponsor a free Parent Forum on vaccine safety and education on August 23 in Encinitas.
News Release - 081808: West Nile virusAug. 18, 2008: HHSA reports one more confirmed locally-acquired human case of West Nile virus. The additional case brings the year to date total cases to five.
News Release - 081408: West Nile virusAug. 14, 2008: HHSA reports one more confirmed locally-acquired human case of West Nile virus. The additional case brings the year to date total cases to four.
News Release - 081408: Whooping Cough CasesAug. 14, 2008: HHSA has confirmed two cases of pertussis or whooping cough, a highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing.
News Release - 080608: Drug ScreeningsAugust 6: 2008: HHSA announced today that voluntary alcohol and drug screenings at local hospitals and healthcare centers are helping reduce substance abuse in the region.
News Release - 080108: Asset Building GrantAugust 1, 2008: HHSA has received a $25,000 grant from the state to strengthen a program that connects low-income families to affordable banking at local financial institutions.
News Release - 073108: Two New WNV CasesJuly 31, 2008: HHSA reports two more confirmed human cases of West Nile virus. Total 2008 cases to date are three.
News Release - 072208: West Nile virusJuly 22, 2008: HHSA reports the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus for 2008.
News Release - 072208: Ombusmen NeededJuly 22, 2008: The County of San Diego Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for volunteers to help safeguard the rights of residents in nursing homes and board and care facilities. A free training course for volunteer ombudsmen will be held in September.
News Advisory - 071808: Farmers Market VouchersJuly 18, 2008: The County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency's Aging & Independence Services will distribute 300 voucher booklets worth $20 to eligible seniors July 19.
News Release - 071108: HSSA Appoints New ManagerJuly 11, 2008: HHSA Director Nick Macchione announced today that Donna Hand has been appointed the Regional General Manager of the Agency's North Regions.
News Release - 070808: "Get Off Meth" CampaignJuly 8: 2008: Teams of elected officials, Sheriff's deputies, treatment providers and public health workers went door-to-door today in Imperial Beach distributing refrigerator magnets and "Get Off Meth" brochures.
News Advisory - 070608: "Get Off Meth" CampaignJuly 7, 2008: Teams of elected officials Sheriff's deputies treatment providers and public health workers will go door-to-door in a drug-affected neighborhood in Imperial Beach.
News Release - 07-07-08: Golden PhoenixJuly 7, 2008: Local, state and federal agencies team up for terrorism training event July 21-24.
News Release - 070308: PA/PG AuctionJuly 3, 2008: Hundreds of items including vehicles, furniture, appliances, electronics, jewelry, artwork, antiques, and collectibles will be auctioned off by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency's Public Administrator/Public Guardian (PA/PG) on Saturday, July 19, 2008.
News Release - 062608: BHS AwardsJune 26, 2008: Several programs and individuals from the HHSA's Behavioral Health Services division have received recognition at the local, state, and federal levels for their efforts to improve the lives of people with mental health, gambling or substance abuse problems.
News Advisory - 062508: ILS Graduate CelebrationJune 25, 2008: Foster youth from the County of San Diego Health and Human Service Agency's Independent Living Skills program will be honored for receiving their high school diplomas, G.E.D.s or Certificates of Completion.
News Advisory - 062508: Aging Summit 2008June 25, 2008: Aging Summit 2008 is a biennial conference that helps individuals and the community look at the needs of older adults and baby boomers. The focus of the event this year is lifelong learning.
Media Advisory - 062008: Cool Zones Kick OffThis is the official kickoff for County's Cool Zone program. This event marks the opening of Cool Zone sites for this summer.
News Release - 062008: Precription Drug AbuseJune 20, 2008: County and HHSA officials joined treatment experts, community members and teens to inform parents about teens' abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
News Release - 061908: Salmonella casesJune 19, 2008: HHSA has received confirmation that two San Diego County adults have tested positive for Salmonella. These cases are related to the multi-state outbreak associated with consuming certain types of raw tomatoes.
Media Advisory - 061808: Foster Family PicnicJune 18, 2008: The 9th Annual Foster and Kinship Family Celebration is a free event to celebrate North County foster families.
News Advisory - 061808: Prescription Drug AbuseJune 18, 2008: County officials join medical and treatment experts, community members and teens to warn parents about the latest drugs their children may be using to get high.
News Release - 061708: Meet the PharmacistJune 17, 2008: The San Diego County Health and Human Service Agency's Aging & Independence Services wants to prevent potentially deadly medication errors by educating seniors at Meet the Pharmacist Day from on Wednesday, July 9, at the Oceanside Senior Center.
News Release - 061808: Chicken Pox OutbreakThe San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reports that five students at Morse High School and five students at Perry Elementary School in San Diego have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
News Release - 060908: Salmonella Case in CountyJune 9, 2008: HHSA has received confirmation that a 4-year-old child who traveled to Texas has tested positive for Salmonella. The child was exposed to the disease in Texas. This case is related to the multi-state outbreak associated with consuming raw tomatoes.
News Release - 060608: Serial Inebriate ProgramJune 6, 2008: HHSA's Serial Inebriate Program has won a state award for reducing the use of public resources by chronic alcoholics.
News Release - 060508: Chicken Pox OutbreakJune 5, 2008: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reports that five students at Ericson Elementary School in San Diego have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
TB: Current News ReleasesList of current new releases regarding tuberculosis in San Diego County.
News Release - 060208: TB Case at Local CollegesJune 2, 2008: HHSA is working with San Diego State University and Cuyamaca College officials to notify students, faculty and staff who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis (TB) at both schools.
June 2, 2008: News Release - 2008 Aging SummitJune 2, 2008: Aging Summit 2008, taking place June 26th, will feature prominent speakers on the topic of "Lifelong Learning," including keynote speaker astronaut Buzz Aldrin and a group of San Diego residents who are more than 100 years old.
News Release - 053008: MH Person of the YearMay 30, 2008: The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency's Mental Health Services Director, Alfredo Aguirre, has been selected the 2008 "Mental Health Person of the Year."
News Release - 052908--Mental Health VigilMay 29, 2008: HHSA's Mental Health Services and its community partners hold a candlelight vigil to shine a light on the stigma of mental illness.
News Advisory - 052808: Mental Health VigilMay 28, 2008: HHSA officials are joined by Kitty Dukakis, community partners, and mental health consumers at a demonstration and flashlight vigil aimed at reducing the stigma associated with mental illness.
News Release - 052208: Drug Endangered ChildrenMay 22, 2008: The Nation's "Drug Czar," John P. Walters, joined County Board of Supervisors Vice-Chairwoman Dianne Jacob, and other County and law enforcement officials in today's celebration of the County of San Diego's successful Drug Endangered Children (DEC) program.
News Release - 052108: Chicken Pox at SchoolMay 21, 2008: HHSA reports that five students at Twin Oaks Elementary School in San Marcos have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
News Release - 052008: "It's How We Live" EventMay 20, 2008: HHSA and Mountain Empire School District Wellness Council have teamed up with health organizations and community partners to offer "It's How We Live" Mountain Empire Wellness Fair for Families on May 22.
News Advisory - 052008: Drug Endangered ChildrenMay 20, 2008: The Nation's "Drug Czar," John P. Walters, will join County Board of Supervisors Vice-Chairwoman Dianne Jacob and other County officials in a celebration of the success of the Drug Endangered Children (DEC) program.
News Release - 051608: Free Caregiver WorkshopMay 15, 2008: Aging & Independence Services (AIS) joins with the Caregiver Coalition and the San Diego Black Nurses Association, Inc., to present "Caring for Dear Ones," a free workshop to help caregivers learn to lighten the load.
News Release - 051508: TB Case at San Ysidro HighMay 15, 2008: HHSA is working with Sweetwater Union High School District officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis (TB) at San Ysidro High School. A student who attended classes from Jan. 8 to May 7, 2008 has been diagnosed with TB.
News Release - 051508: New HHSA DirectorMay 15, 2008: San Diego County Chief Administrative Officer Walt Ekard announced today that Nick Macchione has been appointed as the new County Health and Human Service Agency's (HHSA) director, effective June 5, when Jean Shepard retires.
News Release - 051208: Flashlight VigilMay 12, 2008: HHSA is sponsoring a mental health anti-stigma demonstration, mental health quilt unveiling and flashlight vigil on Thursday, May 29, 2008 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.
News Release - 050908: Career FairMay 9, 2008: Career Fair 2008 for CalWORKs participants and other low-income individuals who are transitioning off welfare and into gainful employment will be held at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido from 8 AM - 3 PM.
News Release - 050908: Hepatitis A UpdateMay 9, 2008: Another case of Hepatitis A linked to possible exposure at a La Mesa restaurant has been reported to HHSA, bringing the total to date to 22.
News Advisory - 050809: Foster Parent BanquetAs part of National Foster Care Month, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) will host the 47th Annual Foster Parent Appreciation Banquet to honor 162 local foster families.
News Release - 050708: Directly Observed TherapyMay 7, 2008: HHSA's Directly Observed Therapy program monitors monitors patients to make sure everyone diagnosed with TB is on the right medicine and remains on them until cured.
News Release - 050708: TB Case at SD high schoolMay 7, 2008: The County of San Diego HHSA is working with San Diego High School (San Diego Unified School District) International Studies Campus officials to notify those who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis (TB).
News Release-050608: Hep A UpdateMay 6, 2008: One additional case of Hepatitis A linked to possible exposure at a Chipotle restaurant in La Mesa has been reported to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency Community Epidemiology Branch.
News Release: 050508: Hepatitis A UpdateMay 5, 2008: One additional case of Hepatitis A linked to possible exposure at a La Mesa restaurant has been reported to HHSA.
News Release - 050208: Mental Health MonthMay 2, 2008: HHSA and its many partners are celebrating Mental Health Month with a series of events aimed at reducing the stigma associated with mental illness.
News Release - 050208: Safely Surrender BabyMay 2, 2008: Since 2001, County of San Diego hospitals have been designated as Safe Surrender sites and today, nearly 200 County fire stations also share that designation.
News Advisory - 050108: Safely SurrenderSan Diego County is expanding Safely Surrender Baby locations to include County fire stations. Since 2001, San Diego County hospitals have been designated as Safely Surrender sites. Most County fire stations will now serve that purpose as well.
News Release - 050108: TB at SchoolMay 1, 2008: HHSA is working with Horace Mann Middle School officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who were possibly exposed to TB.
News Release - 050108: Hepatitis A UpdateMay 1, 2008: One additional case of Hepatitis A linked to possible exposure at a La Mesa restaurant has been reported to HHSA.
News Advisory - 050108: Spring Fling PicnicApproximately 60 dependent children and 80 families who have been approved to adopt, as well as social workers from San Diego County Health and Human Service Agency's Adoption Program will attend the Spring Fling Picnic.
News Advisory - 042808: Preparedness DrillApril 28, 2008: HHSA will conduct an emergency preparedness drill to test its readiness for a possible health emergency. The drill takes place on Tuesday, April 29.
News Release - 042808: Hepatitis A UpdateApril 28, 2008: Four additional cases of Hepatitis A linked to possible exposure at La Mesa restaurant have been reported to HHSA.
News Advisory - 042508: STARS BreakfastThe County of San Diego Commission on Children, Youth and Families will honor nine local individuals and organizations as STARS of our community at the Child Abuse Prevention Month STARS Breakfast and Community Forum.
News Release - 042508: Hepatitis A UpdateApril 25, 2008: HHSA reports 2 additional cases of Hepatitis A linked to possible exposure at a La Mesa restaurant.
042508- News Release: Yoga & Lunch Program ExpandsRecognizing the importance of exercise and good nutrition, the County of San Diego Health and Human Service Agency's Aging & Independence Services is partnering on a new program in Lakeside that provides an hour of yoga, followed by a gourmet boxed lunch.
News Release - 042508: Chicken PoxApril 25, 2008: HHSA reports that three students and one staff member at Grossmont Community College have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
News Release - 042408: Hepatitis A UpdateApril 24, 2008: HHSA reports six additional cases of Hepatitis A linked to possible exposure at a Chipotle restaurant in La Mesa, bringing the total number of cases to 12.
News Release - 042308: Hepatitis A OutbreakApril 23, 2008: The San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency and Department of Environmental Health are investigating six cases of Hepatitis A that are possibly linked to a La Mesa Chipotle restaurant.
News Release - 042108: Simulated Anthrax AttacksApril 21, 2008: HHSA's Emergency Medical Services will test its emergency response plan during two simulated anthrax attacks.
News Release - 042108: ImmunizationsApril 21, 2008: HHSA's Immunizations Branch urges parents to get their children immunized as part of the 2008 National Infant Immunizations Week celebration on Tuesday, April 22 at Balboa Park in San Diego.
News Advisory-041808: Youth Empowerment SummitApril 18, 2008: Teens from throughout the County will learn important life and independent-living skills during HHSA'sYouth Empowerment Summit. The event is free and youth will receive community service hours for their participation.
News Release - 041708: Hepatitis AApril 17, 2008: Parents and staff members at an East County preschool have been notified that an individual at the preschool has Hepatitis A. HHSA recommends that all parents get their children vaccinated against Hepatitis A and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
News Release - 041608: Grant Helps Fire VictimsApril 16, 2008: Thanks to a $2 million FEMA grant, HHSA will continue providing mental health services for fire victims.
News Release - 041408: TB at SchoolApril 14, 2008: HHSA is working with Vista High School officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who may have been exposed to TB between March 1 - March 28.
News Release - 040908: Underage DrinkingApril 9, 2008: In an effort to curb underage drinking and avoid potential tragedies, HHSA officials are urging parents to monitor their children's activities during prom and graduation season, when underage drinking tends to increase.
News Advisory - 040708: Underage Drinking at PromsApril 7, 2008: HHSA urge parents to keep an eye on their children's activities during prom and graduation season.
News Release - 040408: Public Health ChampionsTen area organizations, individuals and government agencies were honored by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) at its seventh annual Public Health Champion Awards ceremony on Friday, April 4.
News Release - 040408: Chicken Pox OutbreakApril 4, 2008: HHSA is reporting a second chicken pox outbreak this week. This time, five students at Earl Warren Middle School (San Dieguito High School District) in Solana Beach have been diagnosed with the disease.
News Advisory: 040308: Public Health ChampionsApril 3, 2008: HHSA will honor 10 individuals and organizations during the 7th Annual Public Health Champion Awards Friday, April 4.
News Release - 040308: TB at SchoolApril 4, 2008: HHSA is working with Mission Bay High School officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who may have been exposed to TB between Feb. 4, 2008 and March 13, 2008.
News Release - 040208: Chicken Pox at SchoolApril 2, 2008: HHSA reports that five students at Sycamore Ridge School (Del Mar Union School District) have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
News Advisory - 032608: Free Wellness ExpoOver 300 special needs children, young adults, their families and the health professionals who work with them are expected to attend a first-of-its-kind recreation and wellness event held at California State University San Marcos on April 2.
News Release - 032408: Tuberculosis at Taft SchoolMarch 24, 2008: HHSA is working with Taft Middle School officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis.
News Advisory - 032408: College OpportunitiesSan Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will guarantee foster children admission to CSUSM if they meet admissions standards.
News Release - 032408: Mental Health SummitMarch 24, 2008: Local, state and federal experts discuss how California's evolving communities require culturally responsive mental health services during a summit hosted by HHSA.
News Release - 032408: TB at SchoolMarch 24, 2008: HHSA is working with Taft Middle School (San Diego) officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who were possibly exposed to TB.
News Release - 032108: Cardiac System of CareMarch 21, 2008: Heart attack patients now have a better chance of survival thanks to a recent collaboration between the County of San Diego HHSA and the local healthcare community.
News Release - 032008: Multi-Drug Resistant TBMarch 20, 2008: HHSA is working with Life Sera Plasma Collection Center officials to notify clients and staff who may have been exposed to a multi-drug resistant strain of TB.
News Advisory - 031908: Cardiac System of CareMarch 19, 2008: Elected and public health officials will be joined Friday, March 21 by local cardiologists and paramedics to announce and demonstrate a new system that has significantly improved a patient's chance of surviving a heart attack.
News Release - 031408: Tuberculosis CaseMarch 14, 2008: HHSA and Southwestern College have notified students and an instructor who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis.
News Release - 031108: Meningitis CaseMarch 11, 2008: HHSA has been notified that a student at Bethune Elementary School in San Diego has bacterial meningitis, also known as meningococcal disease.
News Release - 031108: Mental Health ClinicMarch 11, 2008: North County residents suffering from a mental illness will be able to show up and see a counselor immediately at a Vista walk-in clinic thanks to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.
News Release - 030308: TB CaseMarch 3, 2008: HHSA is working with Life Sera Plasma Collection Center officials to notify clients and staff who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis.
News Release - 022908: Tax AssistanceFeb. 29, 2008: HHSA is reminding families and individuals that free tax assistance is available countywide.
News Release - 022908: Whooping Cough at SchoolFeb. 29, 2008: HHSA is working closely with Eagles Peak Charter School in Chula Vista, after a student was diagnosed with whooping cough, a highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing.
News Release - 022908: Chicken Pox OutbreakFeb. 29, 2008: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reports that 10 students at Live Oak Elementary School (Fallbrook Union School District) have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
News Release - 022608: PEI Rural ForumFebruary 26, 2008: HHSA is working with the San Diego County Rural Health Network to gather input from the public and mental health professionals about the types of mental health prevention and early intervention (PEI) programs that are needed in rural communities.
News Release - 022208: Chicken Pox at SchoolsFeb. 22, 2008: HHSA reports that nine students at Dailard Elementary School and nine students at National City Middle School have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
News Release - 021908: Update on Measles OubreakFeb. 19, 2008: HHSA has confirmed another charter school student has measles, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 12. Two suspect measles cases are pending confirmation.
News Release - 021508: Syphilis and Other STDsFeb. 15, 2008: HHSA today urged the public to protect themselves against Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, some of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
News Release -021508: Update on Measles OutbreakFeb. 15, 2008: HHSA has confirmed that two more children have tested positive for measles, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to eight.
News Release - 021508: Measles UpdateFeb. 15, 2008: HHSA has confirmed that five more children have tested positive for measles, or have clinical symptoms of the disease and are linked to the original case.
News Release - 021408: Chicken Pox at SchoolFeb. 14, 2008: HHSA reports that six students at Los Coches Creek Middle School in the Cajon Valley Union School District have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
News Advisory - 021308: STDsFeb. 13, 2008: HHSA officials will inform the general public of an increase in syphilis cases and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), urge people to protect themselves, and recommend that residents get tested for STDs.
News Release - 021308: Update on Measles OutbreakFeb. 13, 2008: The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has confirmed a sixth case of measles related to last week's outbreak. Four additional suspect cases are being investigated.
News Release - 021208: Measles OutbreakFebruary 12, 2008: HHSA has confirmed that an 11-month old child is infected with measles.
News Release - 021108: Measles OutbreakFeb. 11, 2008: HHSA is waiting confirmation on a fifth case of measles related to last week's outbreak. Five additional suspect cases are being investigated.
News Release - 020808: Mental Health ForumsFeb. 8, 2008: HHSA is seeking input from the public and mental health professionals about the types of mental health prevention and early intervention programs that are needed in our community.
News Advisory - 020808: Recreation ProgramFeb. 8, 2008: The staff of the Medical Therapy Unit is hosting a FREE interactive afternoon to allow children who are unable to participate in traditional sports the opportunity to explore adaptive sport and recreational opportunities.
News Release - 020608: Measles OutbreakFeb. 6, 2008: HHSA has confirmed an additional case of measles at San Diego Cooperative Charter School.
News Release - 020408: Staph CasesFeb. 4, 2008: HHSA is working closely with the San Diego Wild Animal Park to investigate three confirmed cases of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), a type of staph infection that is resistant to certain antibiotics.
News Release - 020408: MeaslesFeb. 4, 2008: HHSA is working with San Diego Cooperative Charter School officials to notify parents and students of a cluster of measles. Two siblings attend the charter school; a third sibling is also infected.
News Release - 013008: Earned Income Tax CreditJan. 30, 2008: HHSA today launched the 2008 countywide campaign to help more San Diego County families and individuals take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Media Advisory - 013108: Chargers/children PhotosJanuary 31, 2008: Photographs of Chargers players and children waiting to be adopted from the 2008 Leap of Faith Calendar will be on display throughout the month of February in the County Administration Center.
News Release - 012908: Ombudsman NeededJan. 29, 2008:The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency's Aging and Independence Services Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for volunteers to help safeguard the rights of residents in nursing homes and board and care facilities.
News Advisory - 012808: EITC CampaignJan. 28, 2008: HHSA intensifies a countywide campaign to help more San Diego County families and individuals take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
News Release - 01-14-08: Estate AuctionJan. 14, 2008: Several cars and hundreds of other items will be auctioned off by HHSA at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2008.
News Release - 011408: Emergency RoomsJan. 14, 2008: HHSA is recommending that the public seek routine medical attention from their primary care providers or at urgent care centers, leaving emergency departments for severely ill individuals.
News Release - 011408: E. ColiJan. 14, 2008: HHSA reports that a San Diego County teenager was sickened by E. coli 0157:H7 after consuming beef that is part of the recently announced national recall of beef products.
News Release - 011108: PEI Community ForumsJan. 11, 2008: HHSA is conducting forums to gather community input to determine the type of mental health Prevention and Early Intervention programs needed.
News Release - 011108: Meningococcal DiseaseJan. 11, 2008: HHSA is working with Cajon Valley Union School District officials to notify parents and staff who were possibly exposed to meningococcal disease at Flying Hills Elementary School in El Cajon.
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  2007

News Release - 120707: Chicken Pox at SchoolDec. 7, 2007: HHSA reports that eight students at St. Patrick Elementary School in Carlsbad have been diagnosed with chicken pox .
News Release - 120407: Chicken Pox at SchoolDec. 4, 2007: HHSA reminds parents to make sure their children have two doses of chicken pox vaccine, after five students at Fuerte Elementary School in El Cajon District are diagnosed with chicken pox.
News Advisory--112207: PEI Community ForumNov. 27, 2007: HHSA is hosting the first of several community forums to gather input on how to spend $16 million the County will receive annually from the Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) for Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) component.
News Advisory - 112607: Mass Vaccination ExerciseNov. 26, 2007: Hundreds of people are expected to receive free flu shots during a Mass Vaccination drill Nov. 26 in San Marcos, designed to help HHSA test its readiness for a possible health emergency.
Media Advisory - 112107: MOM MealsDozens of volunteers with Meals on the Move (MOM) will be delivering a holiday meal and cheer to homebound seniors.
News Release - 111307: Adoption PartyNov. 13, 2007: More than twenty children and their adoptive families from throughout San Diego County are expected to celebrate the end of their adoption process during San Diego County Adoptions Annual Court Party.
News Release - 111307: Auction SaleNov. 13, 2007: Hundreds of items and cars, including a 2005 Lexus, will be on the auction block during the San Diego County HHSA, Public Administrator/Public Guardian (PA/PG) estate auction set for Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 8:00 a.m.
Media Advisory - 111307: IG Games in Chula VistaNovember 13, 2007: HHSA's Aging & Independence Services' Intergenerational Games will be held at U.S. Olympic Training Center, 2800 Olympic Parkway in Chula Vista on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
News Release- 110907: Mass Flu VaccinationNov. 9, 2007: HHSA's Emergency Medical Services is offering 1,000 people a flu shot while helping the Agency practice its response to a health emergency.
News Release - 110207: Assistance Centers ContinueNov. 2, 2007 - Residents in areas affected by the wild fires can continue to seek assistance at the three County-operated LACs in Fallbrook, Rancho San Diego and Ramona; in addition to the City and County co-operated facility in Rancho Bernardo.
Media Advisory - 110607: Veteran's Day Tribute11/06/07: CCS clients from the Chula Vista Medical Therapy Unit, with the assistance of CCS therapists, are preparing an art project and presentation for veterans who reside at the Veterans Home located a few blocks away.
News Release - 110607: Intergenerational GamesPairs of seniors and youngsters will enjoy activities and compete together in Intergenerational Games this November in both South Bay and East County. The goal of the games is to bring youngsters and seniors together to promote healthy, active lifestyles.
News Release - 103107: Flu Shots for Fire VictimsOct. 31, 2007: HHSA is now offering free flu vaccine at three County Local Assistance Centers and three American Red Cross Family Assistance Centers to those affected by the wildfires.
News Release - 101907: TB at BarOct. 19, 2007: HHSA reports that an individual who worked at the Hi Ball Bar, Chula Vista, had TB between July 1, 2007 and Oct. 10, 2007.
News Release - 101607: Falls Prevention GrantOct. 16, 2007: Aging & Independence Services, a division of the County of San Diego HHSA , has received a $25,000 grant from the Archstone Foundation to strengthen its Fall Prevention Task Force.
News Release - 101607: Health FairsOct. 16, 2007: HHSA's Aging & Independence Services is joining with community partners to offer eight health fairs in October and November throughout the county.
News Release-101607: David NelsonOct. 16, 2007: HHSA is proud to announce that David Nelson, the County's Privacy Officer, has been appointed to serve in the California Privacy and Security Advisory Board (CalPSAB).
News Release - 101507: Coverage InitiativeOct. 15, 2007: HHSA is expanding healthcare coverage for thousands of low-income, uninsured, legal state residents thanks to new federal funds.
News Release - 101507: Dental ClinicOct. 15, 2007: HHSA is helping to coordinate a free dental clinic on Saturday, October 20, to help protect children's teeth from cavities and comply with a new California law.
News Release - 101507: Chicken PoxOct. 15, 2007: HHSA is working with Carlsbad Unified School District officials to notify parents that their children enrolled at Calavera Hills Middle School may have been exposed to chicken pox.
News Release -101007: Chicken PoxOct. 10, 2007: HHSA is working with Santee School District officials in their effort to notify parents of students who were possibly exposed to chicken pox (varicella).
News Release - 100307: TB DowntownOct. 3, 2007: HHSA is working to notify patrons of several downtown facilities who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis.
News Advisory - 100307: West Nile virus casesOct. 3, 2007: Six new cases of locally acquired West Nile virus and one non-locally-acquired case have been verified, HHSA announced Oct. 3.
News Advisory - 100107: CASBIRTOct. 2, 2007: HHSA and state officials join efforts in informing the public about alcohol and other drug screenings taking place at local Emergency Departments and trauma centers.
News Advisory - 092707: 11th Annual Big Band BashThis year's event, known as the "Big Band Bash by the Beach will be held from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 in Oceanside.
News Advisory - 092507: PEI Kick OffSept. 25, 2007: HHSA officials will begin gathering community input to plan how to spend the $16 million the County will receive annually from the Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) and the type of mental health Prevention and Early Intervention programs needed.
News Release - 092107: West Nile virus casesSept. 21, 2007:HHSA reports five locally acquired cases of West Nile virus.
News Release-091707: Active Aging ExpoIf you are a San Diego County senior and want to learn about various active lifestyles, plan to attend the Active Aging Fitness Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, in Balboa Park.
News Advisory - 091707: BatsSept. 17, 2007: HHSA reminds the public to stay away from bats to prevent possible exposure to rabies.
News Release: 091407: Big Band BashThe 11th Annual "Big Band Bash by the Beach" a benefit concert for health and human service non-profit organizations in north San Diego County will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29th from 12 noon to 7 p.m.
News Release: Public AuctionSept. 13, 2007: HHSA (Health and Human Services Agency), Public Administrator/Public Guardian (PA/PG), will be auctioning hundreds of items, from cars to collectibles, during its estate auction, taking place Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 8:00 a.m.
News Advisory - 090707: West Nile virusSept. 7, 2007: HHSA reports that an individual suspected last week of having locally-acquired West Nile virus has been confirmed to have the disease.
News Release-060707: Meningitis Case IsolatedThe San Diego County HHSA (Health and Human Services Agency) has been notified of a single case of viral meningitis in Julian. The individual is a student at Julian High School.
News Release -090407: Addiction Recovery MonthSeptember 4, 2007: September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and San Diego County HHSA (Health and Human Services Agency) officials are encouraging people with substance abuse problems to access services to help them kick their addiction and remain drug free.
News Release - 090407: West Nile virusSept. 4, 2007: HHSA reports the first confirmed locally-acquired case of West Nile virus for this year.
News Release - 083107: Heat PrecautionsAug. 31, 2007: HHSA urges the public to exercise caution when engaging in outdoor activities during the upcoming holiday weekend, as high temperatures are expected.
News Release - 082407: Back to School ImmunizationAug. 24, 2007: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a good opportunity to remind parents to get their children immunized as part of the back-to-school process.
News Release - 082407: Rabid BatsAug. 24, 2007: HHSA reports three recent exposures of humans to bats that tested positive for rabies since Aug. 10.
News Release-082307: Inmate TB CaseAugust 23, 2007: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is working closely with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department to notify individuals released from custody who were exposed to an inmate who was recently diagnosed with active tuberculosis.
News Release - 082307: West Nile CaseAug. 23, 2007: HHSA reports the first confirmed case of West Nile virus for this year, an 85-year-old Los Angeles County man who did not contract the disease here.
News Release - 082107: San Pasqual Ag GrantAug. 21, 2007: The San Pasqual Academy has received a $299,640 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture that will allow the school's innovative agriculture program to expand.
News Release - 081507: Lead TestingAug. 15, 2007: In the wake of the recent recall of toys due to concerns about lead paint, HHSA reminds parents to remove toys related to the recall from the home and to get their children tested for lead poisoning.
News Release - 081407: TB at CasinoAug. 14, 2007: HHSA has notified Sycuan Casino administration that a patron who rode the Bingo bus-South Bay was recently diagnosed with active tuberculosis.
News Release - 081407: Heat Precautions UrgedAugust 14, 2007: With temperatures expected to peak in the 100s in desert areas this week, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reminds the public to be aware of the potential hazards of exposure to excessive heat.
News Release - 081407: TB at TRACONAug. 14, 2007: HHSA is working with the Federal Aviation Agency to notify employees at the San Diego TRACON air traffic control station of a contract employee in the building who was recently diagnosed with active TB.
News Release- 081307: Agency Named Model CommunityAug. 13, 2007: HHSA is one of five jurisdictions named a "model community" demonstrating best practices in collaboration between public health and emergency medical providers.
News Release - 080607: TB at CasinoAug. 6, 2007: HHSA has alerted the management of the Campo Kumeyaay Nation about a case of TB in a Golden Acorn Casino patron.
News Release - 073007: ILS Website LaunchJuly 30, 2007: HHSA was a partner in developing Fostering Change, a new website designed to help former foster youth, which was launched Monday, July 30.
News Release - 072707: BotulismNews Release: HHSA reports that a 51-year-old San Diego County woman has a confirmed case of botulism, which may be related to a recent recall of canned food products.
News Release: 072707 - Ombudsmen NeededThe County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for volunteers to help safeguard the rights of residents in nursing homes and board and care facilities.
News Release - 072707: Website for Foster YouthJuly 27, 2007: HHSA, working in partnership with the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation and other community agencies, will launch a website providing resources to former foster youth on Monday, July 30.
News Release: 071907 - Child Heat SafetyAs the hot temperatures continue through the summer months in San Diego County, children or pets left unattended in vehicles, even for a few minutes, are at extreme risk for hyperthermia and heat exhaustion, which can lead to organ failure and death.
News Advisory-071607: Children and Pet SafetyJuly 16; 2007: County and HHSA officials demonstrate how quickly the temperature can rise inside a vehicle and remind residents of the dangers of hyperthermia.
News Release - 071307: TB Mesa CollegeJuly 13, 2007: HHSA is working with Mesa College officials to alert classmates and faculty who were possibly exposed to TB.
News Release - 071307: Public AuctionJuly 13, 2007: HHSA's Public Administrator/Public Guardian will be auctioning hundreds items, from cars to collectibles.
Media Advisory - 071207: CCS Donated TricyclesChildren who are clients of the County's California Children Services (CCS) and Rady Children's Hospital will receive unique hand and/or foot powered cycles called AmTrykes® on Saturday, July 14th.
News Release - 071207: HantavirusJuly 12, 2007: HHSA and the County Department of Environmental Health Vector Control encourage the public to take precautions when entering enclosed spaces frequented by wild rodents, due to concerns about hantavirus.
News Release - 070607: Heat and SeniorsJuly 6, 2007: HHSA reminds the public to keep an eye on elderly and disabled relatives and neighbors to make sure they're keeping cool.
News Release -070207-Get Off MethJuly 2, 2007: HHSA, county, treatment, and medical officials launch the "Get Off Meth" campaign.
News Release - 070307: July 4 InjuriesJuly 3, 2007: HHSA urges the public to be "safe and sane" while enjoying the July 4 holiday.
News Release - 070207: TB at Palomar Card ClubThe San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is working with the Palomar Card Club to notify patrons and staff who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis (TB). An employee has been diagnosed with TB.
News Release - 070207: Heat WarningJuly 2, 2007: Following a heat warning from the National Weather Service, HHSA urges the public to take precautions to stay safe and healthy in the heat.
News Advisory - 062807: Get Off MethJune 28, 2007: HHSA, medical, and elected officials launch the "Get Off Meth" campaign, urging friends and relatives of meth users to help them get treatment.
News Release - 062707: HIV Testing DayJune 27, 2007: Know your HIV status and get tested! Those are messages that HHSA hopes make an impression on County residents on National HIV Testing Day June 27.
News Release - 062707: TB CaseJune 27, 2007: HHSA is working with Hoover High School officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who were possibly exposed to TB by a student who attended classes there.
Media Advisory - 062107: Cool Zones Kick OffEarlier this year, the Cool Zone program won a national health award from the American Society on Aging. The kickoff initiates the designation of Cool Zone sites for this summer.
Media Advisory - 062107: Walkable CommunitiesJune 21, 2007: HHSA and elected officials, city and County planners, public health and social services professionals, bike and pedestrian advocates, and more will meet June 21 to discuss the health effects of "walkable communities."
News Release - 062107: Chicken Pox OutbreakThe San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is working with Poway Unified School District officials in their effort to notify parents of students who were possibly exposed to chicken pox. Ten students at Oak Valley Middle School have been diagnosed with chicken pox.
Media Advisory - 062007: REHDI SummitHealth Disparities 2007 is an opportunity for the local healthcare community to discuss the top health disparities affecting San Diego County today.
News Advisory - 062007: San Pasqual GraduationJune 20, 2007: Twenty-four students at San Pasqual Academy will receive their diplomas in their graduation ceremony June 21 honoring the Class of 2007.
News Release - 061407: Underage DrinkingJune 14, 2007: HHSA officials, policy makers, community members and parents reveal the most common sources where minors get alcohol.
Media Advisory - 061407: Vital Aging ConferenceThe County's HHSA Aging & Independence Service's Vital Aging Conference takes place Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
News Advisory-061207: Underage DrinkingJune 12, 2007: HHSA officials, policy makers, community members and parents will reveal the most common sources where minors get alcohol.
News Release - 0611-07: Emmy NominationJune 11, 2007: Meth: A Child's Story has been nominated for an Emmy for excellence in writing by the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
News Release - 060507: Pertussis EscondidoJune 5, 2007: HHSA is working closely with San Pasqual High School in Escondido (not affiliated with San Pasqual Academy) after a student was diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough), a highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing.
News Release - 060407: Public Health OfficerJune 6, 2007: HHSA is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Wilma Wooten as the Public Health Officer for the County of San Diego.
News Release - 050807: Tickborne IllnessMay 8, 2007: HHSA and the County Department of Environmental Health warn about exposure to ticks.
News Release - 053107: TB at Univ. of PhoenixMay 31, 2007: HHSA and University of Phoenix officials are notifying 35 students and seven faculty members of their possible exposure to tuberculosis.
News Release - 052907: Pandemic Flu CampaignMay 29, 2007: HHSA joined with County, business, school, and community partners May 23 in a public education campaign designed to encourage planning ahead for the possibility of a pandemic flu.
News Release - 052507: TB BaronaMay 25, 2007: HHSA is working with Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino to notify individuals who may have been exposed toTB. A kitchen worker at the resort was diagnosed with TB.
News Advisory-052507: Intergenerational GamesTeams of seniors and middle school children of incarcerated parents compete against each other in several challenges during HHSA's Intergenerational Games.
News Advisory-052307: EITC Volunteer RecognitionHHSA officials will recognize more than 400 volunteers for donating their time to help low-income families file their tax returns and claim their Earned Income Tax Credit.
News Release - 052307: TB at SchoolMay 23, 2007: HHSA is working with Escondido Union School District officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who were possibly exposed to TB.
Media Advisory - 052107: Pandemic FluMay 21, 2007: HHSA will have a news conference May 23 to urge local businesses, schools and the community to Plan. Prepare. Protect. for the possibility of a pandemic flu.
News Release - 052107: MHSA News ConferenceMay 21, 2007: The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission today celebrated HHSA's Mental Health Services division for establishing several new and innovative programs and services with Prop. 63 (Mental Health Services Act, MHSA) funds.
News Release - 051407: Public AuctionMay 14, 2007: HHSA's Public Administrator/Public Guardian will be auctioning hundreds of items from cars to collectibles, at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2007.
News Release - 051407: ARDC Earns National HonorsThe Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), a program of San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency's Aging & Independence Services, has been named one of this year's national Choice for Independence Program Champions by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Media Advisory - 051007: Meals on the MoveMay 10, 2007: Volunteers will deliver more than 1,200 hot turkey dinners with all the trimmings to homebound seniors at several sites in the County on Sunday, May 13.
News Release - 051007: TB Crawford HighMay 10, 2007: An individual who attended classes at the Crawford High Educational Complex's Law and Business campus was diagnosed with TB. HHSA is working with school officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff.
News Release - 051007: El Cajon Health MattersMay 10, 2007: The San Diego County Library and the County Health & Human Services Agency's (HHSA) Aging & Independence Services present a Health Matters information fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the El Cajon Ronald Reagan Community Center and El Cajon Branch Library.
Media Advisory - 050907: Foster Family PicnicMay 9, 2007: The eighth annual Foster and Kinship Family Celebration is a free event to celebrate North County foster families. Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Green Oak Ranch in Vista.
Media Advisory - 050807: New Therapy Dog ProgramApril 8, 2007: The Paws'itive Animal Assisted Therapy Program has partnered with HHSA's California Children Services to initiate a new program incorporating the use of therapy dogs.
News Release - 043007: Mental Health MonthApril 30, 2007: May is Mental Health Month and San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials are reminding people that the County offers treatment programs for those with mental health problems to help them lead healthy, normal lives.
News Release -042707: NIIW/TIMApril 27, 2007: HHSA officials celebrate the County's near all-time high immunization coverage levels and encourage parents to immunize infants and toddlers on time.
News Release-042707: Wheelchair DayApril 27, 2007: Administrators, teachers, and support personnel at Greg Rogers Elementary School spend the day performing all their regular duties while restricted to a wheelchair during HHSA's event that promotes a better understanding of the daily lives of disabled youth.
Media Advisory - 042607: Spring Fling PicnicApril 26, 2007: San Diego County Adoption's annual Spring Fling Picnic. Children ready to be adopted meet their possible forever families at this event. Saturday, April 28, 2007 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Admiral Baker Field, 2400 Admiral Baker Road, San Diego, CA.
News Advisory - 042407: Toddler ImmunizationApril 24, 2007: HHSA officials celebrate the County's near all-time high immunization coverage levels and encourage parents to immunize infants and toddlers.
News Release - 042307: Vital Aging ConferenceApril 23, 2007: Edward James Olmos will be the keynote speaker at the County's Vital Aging Conference on Friday, June 15, being held in two locations: San Diego and Escondido.
News Advisory-042007: Youth Empowerment SummitSouth Bay teens will learn important life and independent-living skills during the Health and Human Services Agency-South Region, Youth Empowerment Summit. The event is free.
News Release - 041907: MOM Meals Needs VolunteersApril 19, 2007: MOM (Meals on the Move), a home-delivered-meal program where volunteers provide a warm meal and a smile to San Diego County seniors on Mother's Day, May 13, is in need of volunteers and donations.
Media Advisory - 041807: Dental ClinicVolunteer dental professionals will provide oral evaluations, dental sealants and/or fluoride varnish free of charge to children without dental coverage from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.
News Release - 041706: New Aging ResourceApril 17, 2007: The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency Aging & Independence Services (AIS) is offering a new connection to resources for aging and disability services.
News Release - 041607: Dental ClinicApril 16, 2007: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency's Dental Health Initiative/Share the Care Program, the North County Dental Task Force and Southwestern College Dental Hygiene Program are sponsoring a free dental clinic for children ages 1 to 18 on Saturday, April 21.
News Release - 041207: TB Language ClassApril 12, 2007: HHSA is working with San Diego Community College District officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who were possibly exposed to TB.
News Release - 041107: Alcohol Awareness MonthApril 11, 2007: April is Alcohol Awareness Month and San Diego County and HHSA officials are reminding people of the dangers of underage and binge drinking and urging adults not to provide alcohol to minors.
News Release - 041107: New Public Health OfficerApril 11, 2007: Babatunde A. Jinadu, M.D. M.P.H., has accepted the position as County of San Diego Public Health Officer, HHSA has announced.
News Release - 040907: TB HospitalApril 9, 2007: HHSA is working with Palomar Hospital in Escondido to notify and test families who were in a hospital neonatal unit while a patient who had a less infectious form of TB was in the unit.
News Release - 040607: Parenting ConferenceThe San Diego County HHSA Commission on Children, Youth and Families (CCYF) will sponsor "Positive Parenting in a Negative World" on Saturday, April 21.
Media Advisory - 032907: Family Fitness FairDisabled children from the San Diego South Medical Therapy Unit and their parents and siblings will participate in a Family Fitness Fair organized by CCS occupational and physical therapists.
News Release - 032907: Healthcare CoverageMarch 29, 2007: HHSA has been awarded nearly $40 million in federal funds over a three year period to be used to expand healthcare coverage.
News Release - 032907: Public Health ChampionsMarch 29, 2007: HHSA will recognize nine individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary achievements in public health at the Public Health Champions Awards ceremony April 6.
Media Advisory - 032807: Matter of Balance KickoffThe County HHSA's Aging & Independence Services is kicking off "A Matter of Balance" - free, two-hour classes that will be held each week at four County Senior centers.
News Release - 032707: EITC News ConferenceMarch 27, 2007--With three weeks left until the April 17 tax filing deadline, Supervisors Pam Slater-Price and Bill Horn today urged San Diego County working families and individuals to claim their Earned Income Tax Credit.
Media Advisory - 032607: Meningococcal DiseaseMarch 26, 2007: The death of a 15-year-old Canyon Crest Academy student of Meningococcal disease is a cause for concern, although risk of infection is extraordinarily low. Press availability today from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Column-032307: Semana Nacional de Salud Publica23 de marzo de 2007: La Semana Nacional de Salud Pública se celebra del 2 al 6 de abril. La Agencia de Salud y Servicios Humanos aprovecha esta oportunidad para resaltar algunos de los logros más importantes en los últimos 150 años.
Media Advisory -032607: EITCSupervisors Pam Slater-Price and Bill Horn encourage working families to file their income taxes and claim their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Countywide campaign will end in mid April.
News Release - 032307: National Public Health WeekMarch 23, 2007: National Public Health Week is April 2 - 6. HHSA Public Health Services takes this opportunity to reflect on more than 150 years of public health milestones.
News Release - 032107: It's How We LiveMarch 21, 2007: HHSA and the County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a free interactive community festival called "It's How We Live!" in Lakeside on Saturday, March 24.
News Release - 032007: MRW AwardMarch 20, 2007: HHSA has won another award for the Mobile Remote Workforce (MRW) project.
News Release - 032007: Deaf Social Work UnitMarch is National Social Work month, and the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has several specialized social work units designed to meet the needs of San Diego County residents.
News Release - 031907: Splitgerber Named PresidentDr. Tom Splitgerber, the San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency Veterans Service Officer, has been named the President of the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers.
Media Advisory - 030907: Children's Egg HuntOver 100 children from the Vista Medical Therapy Unit and their parents as well as students, families and teachers from the local school will participate in a spring egg hunt organized by CCS therapists.
News Release - 031207: Meth Website RevampedThe San Diego County Methamphetamine Strike Force recently revamped its website, making it easier for San Diego County residents to obtain information regarding methamphetamine, report meth-related crime, or seek assistance with meth-related problems. The website is WWW.NO2METH.ORG.
News Release - 030607: PA/PGMarch 6, 2007: Hundreds of items, from cars to collectibles, will be auctioned off by the HHSA Public Administrator/Public Guardian on Saturday, March 17.
News Release-030207: EITCThe County of San Diego and HHSA kicked into high gear a countywide awareness campaign to encourage more families to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Media Advisory-022807: EITCSupervisor Greg Cox, representatives from HHSA, community service providers and working families kick into high gear a countywide campaign to help more San Diego County families and individuals take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
News Release - 022607: Federal 100 AwardFeb. 26, 2007: A national magazine has selected Nick Macchione, HHSA Deputy Director, as a winner of its highly competitive Federal 100 award.
Media Advisory-022607: Dental ClinicThe Health and Human Services Agency-South Region and the San Diego Dental Society are offering free dental evaluations, sealants, and fluoride varnishes to children with no dental insurance.
Media Advisory - 022607: Intergenerational ProgramAIS Director Pam Smith will make a presentation to the County Board of Supervisors highlighting a number of highly successful intergenerational programs implemented by the Health and Human Services Agency.
News Release - 022207: BotulismFeb. 22, 2007: HHSA and the FDA urge consumers to avoid using Earth's Best Organic 2 Apple Peach Barley Wholesome Breakfast baby food due to the risk of contamination with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause botulism.
News Release-022007: New Deputy DirectorHHSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Schaffer, Ph.D. to the position of Deputy Director, Behavioral Health Division.
News Release - 021607: SalmonellaFeb. 16, 2007: HHSA continues surveillance in the wake of a nationwide announcement of a recall of two different brands of peanut butter in 39 states, due to an association of illness with salmonella after consuming the product.
Media Advisory - 021207: Valentine's Day EventAbout a dozen children at the El Cajon Medical Therapy Unit have worked with their therapists to create over 50 handmade Valentine's Day cards for the senior residents of the Country Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
News Release - 020907: Public Health OfficerFeb. 9, 2007: Wilma Wooten, M.D., County of San Diego Deputy Public Health Officer is serving as interim Public Health Officer while a search for a new Public Health Officer is conducted.
News Release - 020707: TB at Nail SalonFeb. 7, 2007: HHSA is taking steps to notify clients of a Chula Vista nail salon employee who was diagnosed with infectious TB.
News Release - 020507: Nursing Home OmbudsmenThe County of San Diego Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for volunteers to help safeguard the rights of residents in nursing homes and board and care facilities. A free training for volunteer ombudsmen will be held in March.
News Release-020207: Teen Relationship ViolenceHHSA officials inform teenagers that there is help available to get out of an abusive relationship.
News Release - 012307: Camp IllnessJan. 23, 2007: The illnesses of a large number of Ramona School District sixth graders appear to be unrelated to a fellow student who was hospitalized with serious illness Sunday, Jan. 21 after attending sixth grade camp at Camp Cuyamaca last week.
News Release - 012207: TB High SchoolJan. 22, 2007: HHSA is working with Hoover High School officials to notify classmates, faculty and staff who were possibly exposed to TB between Oct. 16, 2006 and Dec. 15, 2006.
News Release - 011907: Preteen VaccineHHSA is observing Preteen Vaccine Week by reminding people about the importance of regular doctor visits during the preteen and adolescent years.
News Release - 011707: PA/PG AuctionJan. 17, 2007: Hundreds of items, from cars to collectibles, will be auctioned off by the HHSA Public Administrator/Public Guardian (PA/PG) Jan. 20.
News Release - 011707:A ceremony to recognize a new electrical generator for the Mountain Empire Community Center will take place at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Center, 976 Sheridan Road, Campo.
News Release-011107: TBHHSA and Sycuan Casino are taking steps to notify patrons of Sycuan Casino to be tested for possible exposure to tuberculosis.
News Release - 010807: TBJan. 8, 2007: HHSA is taking steps to notify clients of a San Diego-area barbershop where a worker was diagnosed with infectious TB.

  2006

News Release - 122106: TB at SalonDec. 21, 2006: HHSA is taking steps to notify clients of a San Diego-area hair salon worker who was diagnosed with infectious TB.
Media Advisory - 121506: Toys 4 TotsDec. 15, 2006: The HHSA El Cajon Family Resource Center will give new toys to disadvantaged children and families on Dec. 18.
News Release-121506: Underage DrinkingAlcohol is likely to be present at many holiday parties and celebrations. And as adults celebrate with family and friends, young people will be celebrating right along with them, resulting in an increas in underage drinking and the risk of alcohol-related fatalities.
News Release-120706: Holiday BluesHHSA is offering some constructive ways to help people deal with feelings of isolation, anxiety and depression and cope with the holiday blues.
Media Advisory - 120706: Toys for TotsDec. 7, 2006: HHSA is promoting Safe Toys and Gifts Month at a Toys for Tots press event on Friday, Dec. 8.
Media Advisory - 113006: World AIDS DayNov. 30, 2006: On Monday, Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, HHSA's HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch will sponsor the annual Dr. A. Brad Truax Award ceremony.
News Release - 112906: Meth Awareness DayNov. 29, 2006: November 30th is National Methamphetamine Awareness Day and HHSA officials are urging residents dealing with a meth-related problem to call the County's Meth Hotline or visit its website to get the help they need.
Media Advisory - 112806: I-G Games in El CajonPairings of children with older adults to inspire the development of more intergenerational programs and relationships. 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Boys and Girls Club of East County, 1171 E. Madison Ave., El Cajon.
News Release - 112706: Hand WashingNov. 27, 2006: Dec. 3 -9 is National Handwashing Awareness Week, and HHSA urges the public to think about the importance of hand washing to prevent colds and flu.
Media Advisory - 112306: MOMealsVolunteers will deliver more than 1,400 MOMeals hot turkey dinners with all the trimmings to homebound seniors throughout the County.
Media Advisory - 111606: Adoptions PartyNov. 16, 2006: The annual San Diego County Adoptions Court Party Nov. 17 will highlight successful adoptions of foster children.
Media Advisory - 111406: IG GamesPairings of children with older adults to inspire the development of more intergenerational programs and relationships. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
News Release - 111406: Flu ShotsNov. 14, 2006: HHSA urges people who are at risk for complications from the flu to get the annual flu vaccine.
News Release - 110906: PA/PG AuctionNov. 9, 2006: Hundreds of items, from cars to collectibles, will be auctioned off by the HHSA Public Administrator/Public Guardian (PA/PG) Nov. 18.
News Release - 110306: MRW AwardNov. 3, 2006: HHSA and Nick Macchione, Agency Deputy Director, will receive two awards for the Mobile Remote Workforce project Nov. 13.
Media Advisory - 110306: Understanding DifferencesNov. 3, 2006: HHSA is putting on "Understanding Differences: Physical Impairments Day," Nov. 6 at Del Mar Heights Elementary School.
News Release - 110206: BatNov. 2, 2006: HHSA is on the alert to determine if students, who spent the night in a specific cabin at Cuyamaca Outdoor School had any contact with bats periodically observed there since September.
News Release - 102506: MOMeals volunteers neededMOMeals, which is administered by Aging & Independence Services, a division of the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, has had volunteers delivering more than 1,500 meals each Thanksgiving to shut-in seniors since 1991.
News Release: 102406: Free Dental ClinicA free fluoride varnish clinic for children 1-18 years old will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, at the Solana Beach Library in Solana Beach.
News Release - 102006: Out of the Darkness WalkThe San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) will join in the second annual Out of Darkness Community Walk Sunday, Oct. 29, to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.
News Release - 101906: Rabid BatOct. 19, 2006: HHSA)is working with an Oceanside elementary school after a student brought a dead bat to the classroom. The bat has tested positive for rabies.
News Release - 101706: Intergenerational GamesOct. 17, 2006: Seniors are encouraged to sign up for HHSA Aging and Independence Services' Intergenerational Games Nov. 15 and 29.
News Release - 101506: Children ForumOct. 15, 2006: The San Diego County Commission on Children, Youth and Families will sponsor a forum on Thursday, Oct. 19 to commemorate its 20th anniversary.
News Release - 101306: Healthcare Safety NetOct. 13, 2006: HHSA will hold five community meetings throughout the county starting Oct. 23, regarding the recommendations for the San Diego County Healthcare Safety Net.
News Release - 101306: Rising Star AwardOct. 13, 2006: Nick Macchione is one of 53 winners of a "Rising Star" award, given by a national government information technology magazine to honor leaders in government information technology.
News Release - 092906: TB Mesa CollegeSept. 29, 2006: HHSA is working with Mesa College officials to notify a total of 72 classmates, faculty and staff who were possibly exposed to TB.
News Release - 092806: TBSept. 28, 2006: San Diego State University and HHSA are taking steps to notify classmates, faculty and staff of a 26-year-old international student who has been diagnosed with infectious TB.
News Release - 092706: First Local West Nile CaseThe San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reports the first confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) for this year.
News Release - 092606: Leap of Faith CalendarSept. 26, 2006: San Diego County Adoptions will unveil the 2007 "Leap of Faith" calendar, featuring photos of foster children, on Oct. 3.
News Release - 092206: Raw MilkSept. 22, 2006: HHSA is monitoring for bacterial illness after the California Veterinarian ordered a recall of raw milk contaminated with E. coli, and three reported illnesses, one in San Diego County.
News Release - 092206: Big Band BashMore than 3,000 people of all ages are expected to gather on Saturday, Sept. 30, to enjoy the music of legendary bands of the 40's and 50's at the tenth annual Big Band Concert and Dance at the Oceanside Pier Plaza Amphitheater. The concert takes place from 12 noon to 7 p.m.
News Release - 092206: Milk UpdateSept. 22, 2006:HHSA Public Health Services has learned of a second child who has been sickened by E. coli 0157:H7.
Press Release: 091806 - It's How We LiveThe County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and County Parks and Recreation Department will host a free, interactive community festival called "It's How We Live!" at Spring Valley Park and Community Center in Spring Valley on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
091506 - Press Release: E. coli WarningThe San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) today warns consumers not to eat pre-packaged fresh spinach because it may be linked to the multi-state outbreak of E. coli.
News Release - 091206: PA/PG AuctionSept. 12, 2006: Hundreds of items, from cars to collectibles, will be auctioned off by the HHSA, Public Administrator/Public Guardian (PA/PG), at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.
News Release - 090806: Lyme DiseaseSept. 8, 2006: The first case of Lyme disease for 2006 has been reported by HHSA, Public Health Services (PHS).
News Release - 090106: Shots for AdolescentsSept. 1, 2006: HHSA reminds parents that 11- and 12-year-olds need shots, too, just as younger children do.
News Release - 090106: Local Shigella OutbreakSan Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and San Diego County Department of Environmental Health (DEH) officials are investigating what appears to be a food-borne outbreak of ten people with symptoms of Shigella.
News Release - 081806: Oyster WarningAug. 18, 2006: HHSA and the County Department of Environmental Health warn the public to be careful when eating raw oysters, as several people have fallen ill due to bacteria found in raw oysters.
News Release - 081406: Program for GrandparentsA new County of San Diego Health & Human Service Agency Aging & Independence Services program is available to help foster grandparents who find themselves with the additional responsibilities of raising another generation.
News Release - 081106: West Nile virusAug. 11, 2006: HHSA reports that a San Diego County child has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), but did not contract the illness locally.
News Release - 081006: Toy RecallAug. 10, 2006: HHSA warns parents who brought their children to County and city libraries for the Collaborative Summer Library Program to return the toys their children received as rewards due to lead content in the toys.
News Release - 080906: Heat PrecautionsAug. 9, 2006: HHSA urges the public to take precautions when engaging in strenuous exercise or activity while in hot weather.
News Release - 080406: Ombudsman ProgramAug. 4, 2006: HHSA's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is looking for volunteers to help safeguard the rights of residents in nursing homes and board and care facilities. A free training course will begin in September.
News Release - 073106: County EMS Director NamedBruce E. Haynes, M.D., has accepted the appointment as the County of San Diego's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director within the Health and Human Services Agency, effective August 15, 2006.
News Release - 072806: Cool Zone SitesJuly 28, 2006: More Cool Zones are needed throughout the county. HHSA seeks more sites that are available to seniors and others,especially on weekends.
Media Advisory: 072706 - Bioterrorism DrillThe County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Public Health Services, in cooperation with the local healthcare community, will conduct a bioterrorism exercise begining at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 28.
News Release - 072706: Heat-Related SymptomsJuly 27, 2006: HHSA offers tips and resources for staying healthy in the heat.
News Release - 072606: POD DrillThe County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Public Health Services, in cooperation with the local healthcare community, will conduct a Bioterrorism exercise from 9 a.m. - noon on Friday, July 28 at Helix High School, La Mesa.
News Release - 072106: ImmunizationsJuly 21, 2006: HHSA encourages parents to get back-to-school immunizations for their children.
News Release - 071906: Healthcare Safety NetJuly 19, 2006: HHSA and The Abaris Group will present preliminary findings on the San Diego County Healthcare Safety Net study at several upcoming town hall meetings in July and August.
Media Advisory - 071006: Dental ClinicJuly 10, 2006: HHSA's North Regions, in partnership with North County Health Services, will bring free dental services to North County foster children July 11 - 14.
Media Advisory - 062706: Cool Zone KickoffThe Official kickoff for the County's Cool Zone program takes place at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28 at the Lemon Grove Senior Center, 8235 Mount Vernon in Lemon Grove.
Media Advisory - 062306: Prop 36 GraduationJune 23, 2006: HHSA will host the fifth annual graduation celebration on June 24 for individuals who completed substance abuse treatment in accordance with Proposition 36.
News Release-062206-SPA graduationOn June 22, twenty-seven students at the San Pasqual Academy received their high school diplomas.
News Release - 062106: Cool ZonesThe County is identifying Cool Zone sites where people can go to beat the heat. The official kickoff for the Cool Zone program will be 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, at the Lemon Grove Senior Center, 8235 Mount Vernon, Lemon Grove 91945.
News Release - 062006: MumpsJune 20, 2006: HHSA encourages students, health care providers, summer campers and travelers to get two doses of mumps vaccine.
News Release - 062006: San Pasqual Academy gradsOn June 22, twenty-seven students at the San Pasqual Academy will receive their high school diplomas.
News Release - 061506: PertussisJune 15, 2006: HHSA Public Health Services continues to warn local physicians and the public about the rise in pertussis throughout the county and nation, and recommends immunizations for adolescents and adults.
News Release - 061506 - County Nurse LaudedSD County HHSA Nurse Linda Spaulding is recognized as the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year
News Release - 061406: Tick-borne IllnessJune 14, 2006: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH) Vector Control warn against exposure to ticks.
News Release - 061406: HantavirusJune 14, 2006: HHSA and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) Vector Control encourage the public to be vigilant about hantavirus, a virus carried by wild rodents.
News Release - 060706: RSVP RecognitionJune 7, 2006: HHSA Aging & Independence Services will recognize 2,100 older adults who volunteer in the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) June 14.
News Release - 060206: MHS Recognition DinnerJune 3, 2006: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) County Mental Health Services joined with the rest of the San Diego County mental health community in honoring those who made a difference in mental health in 2006 at its annual Mental Health Recognition Dinner June 2.
Media Advisory - 060106: Aging SummitJune 1, 2006: Aging Summit 2006, a biennial conference that helps individuals and the community look at the needs of older adults, takes place Friday, June 2.
News Release - 051706: MHSA PlanMay 17, 2006: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has been notified by the State Department of Mental Health that HHSA's Mental Health Services Act Community Services and Support Plan has been approved.
Media Advisory - 051706: It's How We Live EventThe San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and the Mountain Empire Wellness Council have teamed up to sponsor an interactive community festival called "It's How We Live!" The event takes place Thursday, May 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
News Release - 051606: PAPG AuctionMay 16, 2006: Hundreds of items, from cars to collectibles, will be auctioned off by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator?Public Guardian (PA?PG), at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 20.
News Release - 051206: County Hosts Aging SummitCounty Supervisor Dianne Jacob and Supervisor Pam Slater-Price will host an Aging Summit on June 2nd to highlight three significant areas of concern for older adults in San Diego County.
Media Advisory: 051206 - Foster Parent BanquetHHSA will host the 45th Annual Foster Parent Appreciation Banquet, to honor 140 local foster parents.
Media Advisory: 051106: Meet the PharmacistOn Friday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., seniors can "Meet the Pharmacist" for free one-on-one consultations about their medications or supplements. This event is sponsored by Aging & Independence Services division of HHSA.
Media Advisory: 051006 - North Foster PicnicThe seventh annual Foster and Kinship Family Celebration is a FREE event to celebrate North County foster families.
Media Advisory - 050906: Foster Families HonorMay 9, 2006: As part of National Foster Care Month, HHSA purchased 500 Padres tickets to honor local foster families at PETCO Park May 9.
News Release - 050706: County converts to CalWINOn June 5, 2006, the County of San Diego will become the seventeenth California County to convert to a new automated welfare eligibility system, CalWIN (CalWORKs Information Network).
"Spring Fling in the Park" Adoption EventMay 3, 2006: HHSA is hosting an adoption event for prospective adoptive parents and foster youth. May 6, 2006
News Release - 050306: Senate HearingMay 3, 2006: Pamela B. Smith, the director of HHSA Aging & Independence Services, was invited to testify May 3 before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging about civic engagement of seniors.
"Spring Fling in the Park" Adoption EventMay 3,2006 HHSA will host an adoption event for prospective adoptive parents and foster children on May 6, 2006.
News Release - 050206: Additional Crisis Line HelpOn April 1, 2006, the Health and Human Services Agency launched the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Access and Crisis Line to help county residents seeking assistance with alcohol and drug or mental health issues.
Media Advisory - 042806: Foster Family Fun DayThe San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) East Region Child Welfare Services, in partnership with the La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club and the Solana Beach/Del Mar Rotary Club, will host a Foster Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 29th.
News Release - 042806: It's How We Live ReleaseApril 28, 2006: HHSA, Parks and Recreation Department, and Sheriff's Department will host a free, interactive community festival called "It's How We Live!" in Lakeside on Saturday, April 29.
News Release - 042706: Physicians' ForumThe County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Immunization Branch is sponsoring a Physicians' Forum on Rotavirus Vaccine and Vaccine Safety Issues from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, at the Doubletree Hotel-Mission Valley (at Hazard Center).
News Release - 042706: It's How We Live AdvisoryApril 27, 2006: HHSA is sponsoring "It's How We Live!", an interactive community festival April 29 in Lakeside.
News Release - 042406: Physician's Forum AdvisoryThe County Health and Human Service Agency Immunization Branch, in partnership with the San Diego chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hosptial, is sponsoring a Physician's Forum titled, "Rotavirus Vaccine and Vaccine Safety Issues."
News Release: 042106: Dental Clinic EastApril 21, 2006: HHSA is co-sponsoring a free dental sealant and fluoride varnish clinic for children Saturday, April 22 in Spring Valley.
News Release - 042106: Immunization CoalitionApril 21, 2006 - The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency and more than 100 local public and private community-based organizations and providers will meet to celebrate the local successes of the I-3 Coalition.
News Release - 042006: Dental Clinic AdvisoryApril 20, 2006: HHSA is co-sponsoring a free children's dental sealant and fluoride varnish clinic will take place April 22 in Spring Valley.
News Release - 041306: Safety Net NorthApril 13, 2006: HHSA is soliciting public and professional input for a San Diego County Healthcare Safety Net study. Two town hall meetings are scheduled in North County on Monday, April 17.
News Release - 041406: Safety Net CentralApril 14, 2006: HHSA is soliciting public and professional input for a San Diego County Healthcare Safety Net study. Two town hall meetings are scheduled at Balboa Park and in South County on Tuesday, April 18.
News Release - 040606: Caregiver ConferenceApril 6, 2006: Aging and Independence Services, a division of HHSA, has co-sponsored a free April 21 conference to help caregivers learn to lighten the load.
News Release - 040506: Public Health ChampionsApril 5, 2006: Ten individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary achievements in public health will be recognized April 7 for their contributions and efforts at the Public Health Champion Awards ceremony during Public Health Week 2006.
News Release - 040306: Safety NetApril 3, 2006: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is soliciting public and professional input for a San Diego County Healthcare Safety Net study. Town hall meetings begin Tuesday, April 4.
News Release - 031306: Estate AuctionMarch 13, 2006: Hundreds of items, from cars to collectibles, will be auctioned off by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator/Public Guardian (PAPG), at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18.
News Release - 031006: HIV/AIDS Needs SurveyMar. 10, 2006: HHSA needs assessment for HIV/AIDS services is underway. People living with HIV/AIDS are asked to participate in anonymous consumer survey online, or on paper. Response deadline is March 20.
News Release - 030306: Problem Gambling WeekMarch 3, 2006: During National Problem Gambling Awareness Week, March 6 - 12, the County of San Diego is joining with agencies across the country to educate the public on the impact of problem gambling and to raise awareness that help is available.
News Release - 022806: School Fitness SummitFeb. 28, 2006: County Supervisor Ron Roberts, HHSA, HealthLink, and the Coalition on Children and Weight San Diego will bring together hundreds of education leaders and health and physical fitness experts for a summit on increasing physical activity opportunities for youth on school campuses.
News Release - 022206: Dental ClinicFeb. 22, 2006: Over 250 children are expected to participate in HHSA's free dental sealant and fluoride varnish clinic, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at North County Health Services in San Marcos.
News Release - 022106: Parenting ConferenceFeb. 21, 2006: The San Diego County Commission on Children, Youth and Families (CCYF) will sponsor the fifth annual parenting conference, "Nurturing the Whole Child," 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 at the Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio South, in San Diego.
News Release - 021006: TB WarningFeb. 10, 2006: The Sycuan Casino and San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) advise anyone who spent significant time at the Sycuan Casino between Oct. 1 and Nov. 27, 2005, to be evaluated for exposure to tuberculosis.
News Release - 020806: Generator CeremonyFeb. 8, 2006: HHSA will participate in a Feb. 8 ceremony to recognize a joint effort to obtain a generator for a rural Campo clinic.
Media Advisory - 020706: Generator EventFeb. 7, 2006: San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency will participate in a Feb. 8 ceremony to recognize an effort to obtain a generator to provide emergency power for Mountain Empire Family Medicine in Campo.
News Release - 020606: Senior Safety DaysFeb. 6, 2006: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Aging and Independence Services (AIS) co-sponsors two Senior Safety Days, Feb. 18 and March 4.
News Release - 020106: EMS Medical DirectorFeb. 1, 2006: Bruce E. Haynes, M.D., has accepted an appointment as the County of San Diego's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director (interim) within the Health and Human Services Agency, effective Feb. 3, 2006.
News Release - 012406: Pertussis ForumJan. 24, 2006: HHSA, in partnership with the San Diego Academy of Family Physicians, is sponsoring a Physicians' Forum titled, "Pertussis in Adults and Adolescents ...The Hidden Epidemic" Thursday, January 26, in San Diego.
News Release - 011306: Radio ShowJan. 13, 2006: HHSA's Aging and Independence Services is sponsoring "In Focus," a new radio program offering information on services for older adults and persons with disabilities.

  2005

News Release - 122205: EMS Medical DirectorDec. 22, 2005: Samuel Stratton, M.D. has accepted an appointment as the County of San Diego's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director within the Health and Human Services Agency, effective Feb. 1, 2006.
News Release - 122205: Cover Cough HolidaysDec. 22, 2005: This holiday season, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) encourages the public to take steps to prevent the spread of flu and other infectious respiratory illnesses.
News Release - 121505: Gingerbread VillageDec. 15 2005: A five-foot-tall gingerbread "village" has been donated to the Polinsky Children's Center by Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price, just in time for the holiday season.
News Release - 121305: MHSADec. 13 2005: The Board of Supervisors Dec. 13 approved a plan for new mental health services offered by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Mental Health Services.
News Release - 121205: APHA AwardDec. 12, 2005 - HHSA's Immunization branch, as part of the San Diego County Immunization Initiative, was awarded the American Public Health Association/Glaxo Smith Kline Partnership for Healthy Children Award.
News Release - 120805: Holiday BluesDec. 8 2005: HHSA offers suggestions for handling holiday anxiety and depression without alcohol.
Media Advisory - 120705: Hand Wash AdvDec. 7 2005: HHSA and YMCA Childcare Resource Service will have a media event to recognize National Hand Washing Awareness Week Dec. 7.
News Release - 120605: Pandemic WebsiteDec. 6, 2005: A new website aimed at answering questions and concerns regarding avian influenza ("bird flu") now seen in Asia, and the threat of a highly pathogenic virus causing an influenza pandemic, is now available to the ¿general public and local health providers.
News Release - 120505: Hand WashingDec. 5, 2005: National Hand Washing Awareness Week will be recognized at a special HHSA event Dec. 5 that focuses on the importance of hand washing to guard against infectious respiratory disease.
Media Advisory - 120505: Toys for TotsDec. 2, 2005 - HHSA's North Inland Family Resource Center teams with the United States Marine Corps to distribute toys to low-income children the week of Dec. 5.
Media Advisory - 120205: Respite NightDec. 2, 2005: HHSA East Region Child Welfare Services, in partnership with the La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club, will provide a Respite Night for East County foster parents Dec. 2.
Media Advisory - 113095: World AIDS DayNov. 30, 2005 - HHSA recognizes World AIDS Day with the Dr. A. Brad Truax Awards Dec. 1, given to honor outstanding efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Media Advisory - 112305: MOMealsNov. 23, 2005: Volunteers will deliver free hot turkey dinners Thanksgiving day to area seniors as part of MOMeals, a service of HHSA's Aging & Independence Services.
News Release - 112105: Cover Your CoughNov. 21, 2005 - This Thanksgiving season, HHSA encourages the public to cover their cough to prevent the spread of flu and infectious respiratory disease.
News Release - 110705: IntergenGamesAdvNov. 7, 2005 - HHSA is cosponsoring the Intergenerational Games, a day of fun and athletic games for seniors and youngsters, Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Chula Vista.
News Release-110405: Caregivers MonthNov. 4, 2005 -Two conferences, on Nov. 8 and Nov. 19, will be offered by San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency's Aging & Independence Services during National Caregivers Month.
News Release - 103105: Vaccinate StaffOct. 31, 2005 - HHSA's Immunization Branch is co-sponsoring a Vaccinate Your Staff contest for physicians offices and clinics to increase flu immunization rates among healthcare staff.
News Rlelease-102705:OralHealthForumOctober 27, 2005: Developing strategies to improve the oral health of San Diego County residents is one of the goals of the Oral Health Forum, Oct. 27 in San Diego.
Media Advisory-102505:OralHealthForumOct. 25, 2005 - HHSA and other agencies will discuss ways to improve oral health in the community at the Oral Health Forum, Oct. 27 in Pt. Loma.
News Release-102005:Intergenerational GamesHHSA Aging and Independence Services will pair up seniors and youngsters in the annual Intergenerational Games November 9 and 30.
Media Advisory - 101405: South Bay Dental ClinicOct. 14, 2005 - The County hosts free dental clinic tomorrow.
News Release - 101405: Priority Flu ShotsOct. 14, 2005 - HHSA urges people at risk for complications from the flu to get a flu shot now. Those not at risk are encouraged to wait until Oct. 24 for their shots.
News Release - 101505: South Bay Dental ClinicOct. 15, 2005 - Dental sealants, fluoride varnish provided to uninsured children through county partnership.
News Release-100605:MHSA PlanOct. 6, 2005 - The public is invited to comment on a draft plan for new mental health services.
Media Advisory - 092905: Foster Care ConcertSept. 29, 2005 - HHSA hosts the 9th annual Big Band Concert and Dance at the Pier Plaza Amphitheater in Oceanside, this Saturday, October 1. The proceeds from the concert will go to benefit foster families.
Media Advisory - 092005: Baby SafetySept. 20, 2005 - HHSA will kick off a new "Safe4Baby" informational campaign on Thursday, September 22, at the County Administration Center.
News Release - 091905: Benefit ConcertSept. 19, 2005 - HHSA will host the 9th annual Big Band Concert to benefit foster families, on October 1 in Oceanside.
News Release - 091505: Baby Safety CampaignSept. 15, 2005 - September is National Baby Safety Month, and the HHSA is kicking off an educational campaign, called Safe4Baby, with an event on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 10:00 a.m., at the County Administration Center.
News Release - 091305: Personal Property AuctionSept. 13, 2005 - A wide selection ranging from an old fashioned Victrola record player to hand-held computers are among many items for sale this Saturday, September 17, at the PAPG auction.
News Release - 090905: Recovery MonthSept. 9, 2005 - HHSA Alcohol and Drug Services is celebrating September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. A public Recovery Happens resource fair will take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. today at the Balboa Park Organ Pavilion.
News Release - 082605: Tularemia in San DiegoAug. 26, 2005 - HHSA reports a case of tularemia in San Diego County. Tularemia is very rare and usually is not very serious.
News Release - 082605: First Local Case of WNVAug. 26, 2003 - HHSA Reports the first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus that may have been aquired in San Diego County.
News Release - 081505: Back to School ShotsAug. 15, 2005 - County Public Health Officer urges parents to ensure kids get their back-to-school immunizations before classes start.
News Release - 080345: Task Force AppointmentAug. 4, 2005 - Dr. Nancy Bowen, County Public Health Officer, was appointed to the governor's task force on Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Treatment
News Release - 080305: Real Property AuctionAug. 3, 2005 - HHSA will auction off 10 properties throughout the county at 10:00 a.m. on August 13
News Release - 072705: National Immunization MonthJuly 27, 2005 - HHSA and partners will observe August as National Immunization Awareness Month. The campaign theme is "Are You Up to Date? Vaccinate!" to encourage people of all ages to get their shots.
News Release - 072605: TB Test RecommendationJuly 26, 2005 - HHSA advises anyone who spent significant time at the Casino Pauma between Jan. 1 and May 7, 2005 to be evaluated for exposure to tuberculosis.
News Release - 072205: Beating the HeatJuly 22, 2005 - The summer heat has arrived in San Diego County and with it comes the risks of adverse health effects for residents.
Media Advisory - 071505: Free Kids Health ClinicJuly 15, 2005 - A free one-day health and dental clinic will be held to assist uninsured children, on July 16 in Valley Center. This is a cooperative effort of HHSA and the Indian Health Council.
News Release - 071205: Personal Property AuctionJuly 12, 2005 - Vehicles, instrunments, household items, jewelry and collectibles are among many items for sale this Saturday, July 16, at the PAPG auction.
NewsRelease - 071105: Tribal Health ClinicJuly 11, 2005 - HHSA and the Indian Health Council are offering free health and dental services to local uninsured children at a special clinic on July 16.
Media Advisory - 063005: Foster Parent LunchJune 30, 2005 - HHSA is hosting a special luncheon to express appreciation for the generosity of foster parents in South County and acknowledge success of the foster parent program in that region.
Media Advisory - 062105: Cool ZonesJune 21, 2005 - Annual Cool Zone program kick-off will help seniors and disabled stay healthy and comfortable, while reducing personal energy costs.
Media Advisory - 060805: Vital Aging ConferenceJune 8, 2005 - Over 1500 seniors will turn out for HHSA's Vital Aging Conference on June 9, featuring Debbie Reynolds as keynote speaker.
News Release - 060605: RSVP Volunteer EventJune 6, 2005 - HHSA will recognize the 2,000 older adults who volunteer through the County's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), for 450,000 hours of volunteer work this past year.
News Release - 052705: Project Dulce RecognizedMay 27, 2005 - HHSA's County Medical Services was recognized for a money-saving program that targets low-income, diverse populations that are disproportionately impacted by diabetes.
News Release - 052605: Childhood Obesity MeetingsMay 26, 2005 - HHSA invites the public to attend "Community Conversations" on childhood obesity during May and June.
News Release - 052605: School Health ExamsMay 26, 2005 - HHSA and local school districts have increased the number of children receiving comprehensive health exams by the end of first grade.
News Release - 052305: Celebrating EmployersMay 23, 2005 - HHSA and its Welfare-to-Work case management providers will host recognition events around the county to thank community partners for helping public assistance recipients find and keep employment.
Media Advisory - 051805: Foster Family PicnicMay 18, 2005 - As part of National Foster Care Month, hundreds of foster families in North County will be treated to a BBQ picnic celebration, on May 21.
News Release - 051805: Personal Property AuctionMay 18, 2005 - Vehicles, household items, jewelry and collectibles are among many items for sale this Saturday at the PAPG auction.
News Release - 051705: Elder Abuse CampaignMay 17. 2005 - During National Elder Abuse Month, HHSA kicks off a campaign to raise awareness of abuse against the elderly and disabled.
News Release - 051205: Foster Family PicnicMay 12, 2005 - Hundreds of North County foster parents and foster children will be treated to a special day of fun on May 21, at the 6th annual North County Foster and Kinship Family Celebration.
Media Advisory - 050905: Foster Families HonoredMay 9, 2005 - As part of National Foster Care Month, more than 100 families will be honored at 44th annual foster parent appreciation banquet on May 13.
Media Advisory - 050405: Mother's Day MealsMay 4, 2005 - AIS MOMeals volunteers will help make Mother's Day special by delivering hot meals to more than 1,000 moms (and dads).
News Release - 042905: New EBT CardsApr. 29, 2005 - As of May 1, welfare checks will be a thing of the past, as HHSA converts public assistance benefit payments to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.
News Release - 042805: Vital Aging ConferenceApril 28, 2005 - HHSA is hosting Debbie Reynolds as it's keynote speaker at the annual Vital Aging Conference on June 9. Workshops will be held to help seniors gain insight on the elements of successful aging and staying healthy and active.
News Release - 042505: Parenting ConferenceApril 25, 2005 - HHSA will co-host the fourth annual parenting conference, "Celebrating Families," on Saturday, April 30 in San Diego, offering parents the skills to do a great job.
Media Advisory - 042205: Infant Immunization WeekApril 22, 2005 - HHSA strives to increase awareness about the importance of following the recommended immunization schedule.
Media Advisory - 041905: Shaken Baby EventHHSA and Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price will host a short event to remind caregivers about the dangers of shaking a child on April 21.
Media Advisory - 041505: Free Kids Dental ClinicApril 15, 2005 - Media are invited to attend a free dental clinic in North County for children without dental coverage on Saturday, April 16.
Media Advisory - 041405: Self Sufficiency SummitApril 14, 2004 - Registration is still open for a free conference, on April 16, to assist people to expand their skills and obtain resources to achieve financial self-sufficiency.
News Release - 041305: Shaken Baby Syndrome EventDuring Child Abuse Prevention Month Caregivers Are Cautioned to "Take A Break - Don't Shake!" by HHSA and Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price. The event will take place on April 21.
News Release - 041205: Self Sufficiency SummitApril 12, 2004 - Hundreds of low-income individuals will attend a free conference to assist them in expanding their skills and obtaining resources to provide the best for their family.
News Release - 041105: NACo AwardApril 11, 2005 - HHSA and key community partners have received the "Acts of Caring" award from the National Association of Counties (NACo)
News Release - 041105: Free Dental ClinicApril 11, 2005 - HHSA is co-hosting a free dental clinic in North County for children without dental coverage.
Media Advisory - 040405: Blood Drive Kick-OffApr. 5, 2005 - County staff begin their month-long drive to donate 850 pints of blood to the San Diego Blood Bank.
News Release - 040105: Public Health WeekApr. 1, 2005 - Encouraging older Americans to take steps to stay strong and healthy throughout their later years is the goal of this year's National Public Health Week celebration, April 4 to 10. HHSA has local events planned throughout the week.
News Release - 040105: County Employee Blood DriveApril 1, 2005 - County staff will offer their arms for the annual San Diego County Employee Blood Drive, April 5 - 28, which benefits the San Diego Blood Bank
Media Advisory - 032105: MSST Disaster DrillMar. 21, 2005 - The Media are invited to view a drill on March 22, by the San Diego Metropolitan Medical Strike Team, which will test its abilities to respond to a terrorist attack at a training event.
News Release - 032205: HHSA Exec Receives AwardMar. 22 2005 - HHSA is proud to announce that Alfredo Aguirre, Mental Health Director, was named Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.
News Release - 031805: MSST Disaster DrillMar. 18, 2005 - The San Diego Metropolitan Medical Strike Team will test its abilities to respond to a terrorist attack at a training event on March 22 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
News Release - 031505: Personal Property AuctionMar. 15, 2005 - Vehicles, household items, jewelry and collectibles are among many items for sale this Saturday at the Public Administrator/Public Guardian auction.
Media Advisory - 030205: Childhood Obesity SummitMar. 2, 2005 - HHSA is co-hosting a summit to assist schools to develop strategies for practical and effective school nutrition programs.
News Release - 030805: School Food SummitMar. 8, 2005 - HHSA, Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price, HealthLink North County, and the Coalition on Children and Weight San Diego have teamed up to bring together hundreds of education leaders and health and nutrition experts for a summit on the foods children have access to on school campuses.
Media Advisory - 030105: Mental Health ForumsMar. 1, 2005 - HHSA is hosting six regional forums for the public to offer input on needed mental health services, as part of the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63)
News Release - 022505: Free Dental Clinic for KidsFeb. 25, 2005 - In honor of National Children's Dental Health Month, HHSA and the Dental Society are co-hosting a free dental clinic for uninsured children.
Media Advisory - 022405: Free Dental ClinicFeb. 24, 2005 - HHSA is co-hosting a free dental clinic in National City for children without dental coverage.
News Release - 021805: AIDS Sample Not from SDFeb. 18, 2005 - HHSA was informed that a sample of a new strain of AIDS did NOT come from a San Diego resident.
Media Advisory - 021405: Possible New AIDS StrainFeb. 14, 2005 - HHSA is holding a Press Availability to discuss local implications of a possible drug resistant, aggressive form of HIV
News Release - 021405: Possible New AIDS StrainFeb. 14, 2005 - HHSA learned that a possible rare form of the HIV virus being studied by scientists may have a San Diego connection.
Media Advisory - 020805: Edgemoor GroundbreakingFeb. 8, 2005 - Rescheduled groundbreaking for new Edgemoor hospital in Santee on Feb 10.
News Release - 020205: San Pasqual GrantFeb. 2, 2005 - HHSA's residential educational campus for foster youth received a major grant from The California Endowment, for its Health and Wellness Center.
News Release - 013105: Real Property AuctionJan. 31, 2005 - HHSA will auction off 13 properties throughout the county at 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 12.
News Release - 012705: HHSA on National CouncilJan. 27, 2005 - HHSA executive Nick Macchione elected to national healthcare council, the American College of Healthcare Executives.
News Release - 011405: Public Testimony SoughtJan. 14, 2005 - Public testimony is requested to identify issues and services that are needed to assist low income residents become self-sufficient.
News Release - 011305: Ombudsman VolunteersJan. 13, 2005 - HHSA seeks volunteers for Ombudsmen to ensure rights of residents in long-term care facilities.
News Release - 011105: Personal Property AuctionJan. 11, 2005 - Vehicles, household items, jewelry and collectibles are among many items for sale this Saturday at the Public Administrator/Public Guardian bi-monthly auction.
News Release - 011005: Flu Shots AvailableJan. 10, 2004 - HHSA lifts remaining flu shot restrictions, following recent State Department of Health Services Order.

  2004

News Release - 122804: AIS Public HearingDec. 28, 2004 - HHSA seeks input from seniors and other interested persons about the programs that serve older adults throughout the county.
News Release - 122204: Holiday Health TipsDec. 22, 2004 - HHSA offers tips to prevent the spread of flu and other infectious respiratory conditions this year.
News Release - 121404: More Can Get Flu ShotsDec. 14, 2004 - Following a State order, San Diego County relaxes immunization requirements, allowing more adults and children to receive the flu vaccine.
Media Advisory - 120604: Edgemoor GroundbreakingDec. 6, 2004 - County breaks ground on creation of new Edgemoor hospital in Santee.
Media Advisory - 112404: MOMeals for ThanksgivingNov. 24, 2004 - Volunteers with County's MOMeals Program to deliver 1,500 free holiday dinners to make Thanksgiving special for homebound seniors.
News Release - 112404: Flu and ThanksgivingNov. 24, 2004 - San Diego County HHSA offers tips for staying healthy during holidays.
News Release - 112404: Wildfire RecoveryNov. 24, 2004 - Successful wildfire recovery project wraps up - mental health services were provided to hundreds of wildfire victims over one-year period.
News Release - 112204: Flu Vaccine for SaleNov. 22, 2004 - Local healthcare providers may purchase adult flu vaccine through the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.
News Release - 111704: Additional Flu VaccineNov. 17, 2004 - The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency received 24,000 additional doses of adult flu vaccine from the State today.
Media Advisory - 111504 - Adoption CelebrationNov. 15, 2004: On November 19, 20 children and their families will finalize their adoptions at a special celebration at SDC Juvenile Court in recognition of November as National Adoptions Month.
News Release 111504 - Personal Property AuctionNov. 15, 2004 - Vehicles, household items, jewelry and collectibles are among many items for sale by the Public Administrator/Public Guardian bi-monthly auction.
News Release - 111204 - EdgeMart Wins AwardNov. 12, 2004: HHSA's Edgemoor Hospital won award from the California Healthcare Assn. for EdgeMart, a free clothing "store" for patients, that is supplied by donations from the community.
Media Advisory - 110504: Intergenerational GamesNovember 5, 2004 - Southbay youth and seniors bridge age gap by teaming up for friendly competition, Wednesday, November 10, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Media Advisory - 110104: Free Dental ClinicNovember 1 - HHSA will offer a free dental clinic for North County children without insurance, on Saturday, November 6, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., in Escondido.
News Release - 102904: West Nile Virus CaseOctober 29, 2004 - HHSA reports a human case of West Nile virus in San Diego County.
News Release - 102604: Flu Vaccine Dist. UpdateOctober 26, 2004: HHSA has revised its vaccine redistribution strategy that will help direct the limited flu vaccine supply to those who need it most.
News Release - 102104: Intergeneration GamesOctober 21, 2004: Seniors and youngsters will pair up to compete in the Intergenerational Games on Nov. 10 in Chula Vista and on Nov. 17 in El Cajon.
News Release - 101904: Benefit Art SaleOctober 19, 2004 - Local artists from a group called 8 Artistic People Everywhere will hold an art show to benefit the Polinsky Children's Center, the County's facility for temporary, emergency shelter for children suffering from abuse or neglect.
News Release - 101504: Flu Vaccine DistributionOctober 15, 2004 - The Agency, CHIP, and health care providers have created a vaccine redistribution strategy that will help direct the limited flu vaccine supply to those who need it most.
News Release - 100804: State Flu OrderOctober 8, 2004 - HHSA will follow the State Public Health Officer's order to limit flu shots to individuals at high risk from developing complications from flu.
Media Advisory- 100504: Flu VaccineOctober 5, 2004 - Dr. Nancy Bowen, County Public Health Officer, will be available to the media to discuss flu vaccine availability for the upcoming flu season.
News Release - 100504: New Principal for SPAOctober 5, 2004: San Pasqual Academy, the County of San Diego's first-in-the-nation residential education campus for adolescent foster youth welcomes a new principal to kick off the 2004-2005 school year.
News Release - 100904: Computers for Foster KidsOctober 4, 2004 - San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency program distributes free, refurbished computers to qualified foster families.
News Release - 100404: Child Health DayOctober 4, 2004 - Supervisor Ron Roberts will kick off the healthy nutrition and fitness awareness events at a a local elementary school as part of the HHSA's on-going efforts to promote wellness.
News Release - 100404: Local Hantavirus CaseOctober 1, 2004 - The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reports the second locally acquired human case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in San Diego County.
Media Advisory - 100104: Child Health DayOctober 1, 2004 - A "Nutrition Olympics" for fourth graders at a San Diego-area elementary school is the focus for a celebration of National Child Health Day, Monday, Oct. 4. The event takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Jackson Elementary School in El Cajon.
News Release - 092704: Real Property AuctionSeptember 27, 2004 - A La Jolla condominium with a starting bid in the $300,000's is one of 11 properties that will be available at the San Diego County Public Administrator's Real Property auction, which takes place at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 2.
News Release - 092404: Binge Drinking GrantSeptember 24, 2004 - San Diego County HHSA has received a $300,000 grant to help reduce youth binge drinking in the area.
News Release - 092504: Big Band EventSeptember 22, 2004 - The 8th Annual Big Band Concert and Dance this Saturday, September 25, is expected to draw thousands; proceeds go to scholarships for foster youth and services for parents.
Media Advisory - 092004: Big Band EventSeptember 20, 2004 - Eighth annual Big Band concert to benefit foster children scheduled for Saturday, September 25 in Oceanside; Legendary perfomers, 3,000 attendee expected.
News Release - 091404: Grand Opening EventSeptember 14, 2004 - San Pasqual Academy, San Diego County's first-in-the-nation, residential education campus for adolescent foster youth, will open its new Health and Wellness Center on September 15, thanks to the generosity of local donors.
Media Advisory - 091304: Grand Opening EventSeptember 13, 2004 - Grand opening of health center at San Pasqual Academy, the County's residential campus for foster youth.
News Release - 082704: First Human West Nile CaseAugust 27, 2004 - HHSA is announcing the County's the first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus this year.
News Release - 082704: West Nile Press ConferenceAugust 27, 2004 - HHSA is holding a press conference today to announce the first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus in the County this year.
News Release - 082704: WNC case not from SD CntyAugust 27, 2004 - HHSA has determined that the County's the first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus this year was NOT locally acquired.
News Release - 082404: Immunizations for SchoolAugust 24, 2004 - The Health and Human Services Agency encourages parents to review their childrens' immunization records in readiness for school.
News Release - 081104: Raw Shellfish WarningAugust 11, 2004 - HHSA reports three cases, and warns against possible infection caused by a virus commonly found in raw shellfish during the summer time.
News Release - 071404: County Receives AwardJuly 14, 2004 - The County of San Diego has been awarded the "2004 Award of Excellence" by the National Organization on Disability and the National Association of Counties.
News Release - 070904: Auction Set For July 17July 9, 2004 - Vehicles, antiques, electronics, computers, guitars, Beanie Babies, CDs, DVDs and jewelry are among the hundreds of items that will be for sale at the Public Administrator's Personal Property Auction on Saturday, July 17, in Kearny Mesa.
Media Advisory - 070604: WNV Press ConferenceJuly 6, 2004 - HHSA is calling a press conference to discuss the possibility of San Diego County's first ever human case of West Nile virus. Further tests are being done at the state level to confirm a preliminary diagnosis.
News Release - 070604: Possible Human WNV CaseJuly 6, 2004 - HHSA reports on preliminary testing for the possible first human case of West Nile Virus ever, in San Diego County. Results from confirmatory tests are expected after 4 p.m. today.
News Release - 070604: Negative WNVJuly 6, 2004 - HHSA received confirmation from the California Department of Health Services, that test results for a possible locally acquired, human case West Nile Virus are negative.
Media Advisory - 062804: CMA AccreditationJune 28, 2004 - The San Diego County Juvenile Hall facility in Kearny Mesa has been re-accredited for two years at the highest level, by the California Medical Association.
Media Advisory - 062404: Prop 36 CelebrationJune 24, 2004 - Celebratory picnic for more than 200 people who completed substance abuse treatment programs in accordance with Proposition 36, the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000, Saturday, June 26, in Balboa Park.
News Release - 062504: Cool ZonesJune 25, 2004 - Annual Cool Zone program kick-off will help seniors and disabled stay healthy and comfortable, while reducing personal energy costs.
Media Release - 061804: HantavirusJune 18, 2004 - The Health and Human Services Agency reports the first locally acquired human case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in San Diego County.
Media Advisory - 061604: EdgemoorJune 16, 2004 - The County Supervisors approve plans to replace the outdated Edgemoor facility, with a state-of-the-art, skilled nursing complex.
Media Advisory - 060604: RSVP Recognition EventJune 6, 2004 - AIS recognizes older adults who participate in the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program for their 430,000 hours of volunteer work this past year.
Media Advisory - 052804: Child Development AwdMay 28, 2004 - The inaugural presentation of the "Barbara Chernofsky Lifetime Achievement Award," is presented for exceptional service to child care and development in this county.
Media Advisory - 052704: Employment KiosksMay 27, 2004 - Launch of the new "One Stop" career center information kiosk in Fallbrook, providing valuable resources to this rural area of the county.
Media Advisory - 052204: Foster Family PicnicMay 22, 2004 - The fourth annual Foster and Kinship Family Celebration honors North County families who care for abused, neglected and abandoned children.
Media Advisory - 050604: Mother's Day MealsMay 6, 2004 - AIS MOMeals volunteers will help make Mother's Day special by delivering hot meals to more than 1,000 moms (and dads).
Media Advisory - 050504: Foster Families HonoredMay 5, 2004 - To celebrate National Foster Care Month, and show appreciation, more than 100 families to be honored at 43rd annual foster parent appreciation banquet.
News Release - 041904: Self Sufficiency ConferenceApril 19, 2004 - About 200 CalWORKs participants and low-income individuals attended a free conference to assist them in expanding their skills and obtaining resources to provide the best for their family.
News Release - 041604: Aging ConferenceApril 16, 2004 - Speakers to share insights on the elements of successful aging and creating a more positive image of the Golden Years at the April 19 "Aging Summit 2004."
News Release - 041204: Self-Sufficiency SummitApril 12, 2004 - Media advisory provides details of upcoming free "Possible Dream" conference to provide tools for attaining self-sufficiency.
News Release - 032304: AIS Aging Summit 2004Mar. 23, 2004 - Presented by the HHSA Aging and Independence Services program, this annual forum will focus on elements of successful aging and creating a more positive image of aging, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19.
News Release - 022704: Annual Parenting Conf.Feb. 27, 2004 - 3rd Annual Parenting Conference teaches that great parents are made, not born. The conference, titled "Celebrating Families," teaches parents new skills and offers networking opportunities
News Release - 022504: Parenting ConferenceFeb. 25, 2004 - The Health and Human Services Agency will co-host the third annual parenting conference, "Celebrating Families," on Saturday, February 28 at the Salvation and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.
News Release - 021004: Political Seniors WantedFeb. 10, 2004 - San Diego County is looking for senior volunteers to get involved with legislation that can impact issues relevant to their peers.
News Release - 020904: Property Auction SuccessfulFeb. 9, 2004 - Seventeen properties sold for a total of $6,536,000 at Public Administrator's auction last Saturday. The monies will benefit heirs and elderly.
News Release - 020504: Real Property AuctionFeb. 5, 2004 - Seventeen real estate properties will be up for auction at the Public Administrator's Real Property Auction on Saturday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. in Kearny Mesa.
News Release - 012104: Flu UpdateJan. 21, 2004 - This final scheduled weekly flu update reports a total of 22 influenza-related deaths this season.
News Release - 011504: Auction Set For SaturdayJan. 15, 2004 - Vehicles, furniture, electronics, computers, tools, CDs, DVDs and jewelry are among the hundreds of items that will be for sale at the Public Administrator's Personal Property Auction on Saturday, Jan. 17, in Kearny Mesa.
News Release - 011404: Flu UpdateJan. 14, 2004 - Although hospital emergency department visits are down, to date there have been 19 influenza-associated deaths, ranging in age from 16 to 98 years of age.
News Release - 010704: Flu UpdateJan. 7, 2004 - The HHSA reports additional deaths blamed on influenza-like illness, with decreased emergency department visits.

  2003

News Release - 123103: Flu UpdateDec. 31, 2003 - The Health and Human Services Agency reports additional influenza-associated deaths, and a decreased percentage of people with influenza-like symptoms at local emergency departments.
News Release - 122403: Flu UpdateDec. 24, 2003 - Influenza-associated illness claims another life and drives more patients to emergency departments, according to the County's Health and Human Services Agency.
News Release - 122403: Edgemoor ChristmasDec. 24, 2003 - LOCAL BUSINESS TO BRIGHTEN HOLIDAY FOR EDGEMOOR RESIDENTS Hartford Employees Will Play Santa at County's Skilled Nursing Facility
News Release - 121903: Flu Plan ImplementedDec. 19, 2003 - County and hospitals implement plan to address increased demand during flu season.
News Release - 121703: Flu UpdateDec. 17, 2003 - The Health and Human Services Agency reports there has been another death associated with flu, and an increased percentage of people with flu-like symptoms at local emergency departments.
News Release - 121003: Flu UpdateDec. 10, 2003 - The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reports an increased number of people with flu-like symptoms in local emergency departments.
News Release - 120203: Partnerships HonoredDec. 2, 2003 - HHSA event to celebrate cooperative successes in improving health and safety in North County through strategic partnerships between the community and HHSA staff.
News Release - 120503: Flu Press ConferenceDec. 5, 2003 - Press conference will be held today at noon to discuss high influenza levels in San Diego County.
News Release - 112603: Thanksgiving Meals DeliveryNov. 26, 2003 - Volunteers to make Thanksgiving special for 1,500 homebound seniors, by delivering free hot turkey dinners with County's MOMeals program.
News Release - 112603: Emergency Food StampsNov. 26, 2003 - Firestorm Victims have two days left to take advantage of Emergency Food Stamp program.
News Release - 112003: Salmonella UpdateNov. 20, 2003 - The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reports 40 confirmed cases of salmonella infection, stemming from a restaurant in Escondido.
News Release - 111903: Disaster Aid ExtensionNov. 19, 2003 - The Disaster Food Stamp program for fire victims has been extended until November 29, with applications available at San Diego County Family Resource Centers and Local Assistance Centers.
News Release - 111703: Fire Cleanup CautionNov. 17, 2003 - Protective equipment recommended when when cleaning fire sites, urges the San Diego County HHSA, including a number of recommendations from Cal/OSHA.
News Release - 111303: Volunteer for Flu ShotsNov. 13, 2003 - San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency to test mass vaccination response on November 18, with Operation Safeguard. All adult participants will receive a free flu shot.
News Release - 110703: Flu Vaccine at Fire CtrsNov. 7, 2003 - HHSA Provides Flu Vaccine to clinics that lost lost their flu vaccine after power outages caused by last week's firestorms.
News Release - 110503: Transportation OptionNov. 5, 2003 - Seniors and disabled fire victims who need transportation to Local Assistance Centers can call HHSA Aging & Independence Services for help.
News Release - 100503: Transportation OptionNov. 5, 2003 - Seniors and disabled fire victims who need transportation to Local Assistance Centers can call HHSA Aging & Independence Services for help.
News Release - 110703: Salmonella Outbreak UpdateNov. 7, 2003 - As of today, HHSA reports 24 confirmed cases of salmonella infection, up from 12 cases reported on Nov. 4, and 33 more probable cases.
News Release - 110303: Diabetes Awareness MonthNov. 3, 2003 - More than 400,000 Americans died from diabetes-related complications last year. The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency hopes to increase awareness and understanding of diabetes prevention and treatment through a series of events and services in November.
News Release - 110203: Ramona LAC OpensNov. 2, 2003 - The Ramona "Local Assistance Center" opened today to help victims of the firestorm reclaim their lives after the devastating fires.
News Release - 103103: Disaster Food StampsOct. 31, 2003 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the issuance of "Disaster Food Stamps" for fire victims in San Diego County.
News Release - 102903: Aftermath AnxietyOct. 29, 2003 - San Diego County Mental Health offers advice for coping after the fire disaster.
News Release - 103003: Displaced Foster FamiliesOct. 30, 2003 - County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency offers assistance to foster families displaced or otherwise affected by wildfires.
News Release - 103003: Rabies WarningOct. 30, 2003 - To guard against rabies, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency warns against handling or approaching bats and other wild or unfamiliar domestic animals.
News Release - 103003: Welfare Check Pick UpOct. 30, 2003 - Fire victims who receive public assistance can temporarily pick up their checks at their local post office with acceptable government identification during disrupted mail delivery caused by wildfires.
News Release - 102803: Meals for Homebound SeniorsOct. 28, 2003 - The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency and Meals on Wheels deliver meals to homebound seniors who might not have food during fire disaster.
News Release - 102803: Press Conference CancelledOct. 28, 2003 - Due to the region's wildfires, press conference to demonstrate Portable Isolation Units originally scheduled for 11:00 a.m., October 29 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date.
News Release - 102203: E.coliOct. 22, 2003 - HHSA reports 40 probable cases of E. coli 0157 in San Diego County to date.
News Release - 102303: E.coliOct. 23, 2003 - Additional schools may have received suspect lettuce mix, which was recalled during the week of October 6, 2003, for possible E. coli 0157 contamination. To date, there are 40 probable cases of E. coli reported in San Diego County.
News Release - 102403: E.coliOct. 24, 2003 - HHSA reports 41 probable cases of E. coli 0157 in San Diego County; the latest, a second student from the Alpine School District. Most reported cases involve Pat & Oscar's restaurants.
News Release - 102103: E.coliOct. 21, 2003 - HHSA reports 38 cases of probable E. coli in San Diego County to date.
News Release - 102003: E.coliOct. 20, 2003 - HHSA reports 37 cases of probable E. coli in San Diego County to date.
News Release - 101003: E. coliOct. 10, 2003 - To date, HHSA reports 28 probable cases of E.coli 0157 in San Diego County. Investigation continues.
News Release - 100903: E. coliOct. 9, 2003 - To date, 22 probable cases of E.coli 0157 have been reported to the HHSA. Investigation continues, no longer counting Orange County cases.
News Release - 101603: E.coliOct. 16, 2003 - HHSA continues to investigate, but reports no new suspected cases of E-coli to date.
News Release - 101703: Help for Family CaregiversOct. 17, 2003: HHSA's Aging & Indepence Services to offer three free four-hour conferences in November, including useful information and encouragement for those who care for seniors.
News Release - 101703: E.coliOct. 17, 2003 - To date, HHSA reports 37 probable cases of E-coli. Affected age range: 17 months - 84 years.
News Release - 101503: E.coliOctober 15, 2003 - HHSA reports 34 cases of probable E. coli 0157 in San Diego County.
News Release - 101403: E. coliOct. 14, 2003 - HHSA reports 34 probable cases of e-coli in San Diego County, with 2 additional Pat and Oscar's restaurants involved: the Encinitas and Mira Mesa locations.
News Release - 101303: E.coliOct. 13, 2003 - HHSA reports 33 probable cases of E.coli in San Diego to date.
News Release - 100703: E. coliOct. 7, 2003 - The County is investigating several cases of E. coli, a bacteria that can cause abdominal cramping, bloody diarrhea, vomiting and nausea
News Release - 100803: E. coliOct. 8 2003 - HHSA continues to invesitgate a surge in E. coli cases as well as the possible source of the infection; sixteen cases of potential E. coli have been reported in San Diego County.
News Release - 091603: Orthodontic ScreeningsSept. 16, 2003: County to screen low-income family teens for free orthodontic services. Referrals due by Oct. 3, 2003.
News Release - 091103: Arming Sr.s Against ScamsSept. 11, 2003: Health & Human Services Agency to co-sponsor free seminar for seniors in Chula Vista, to increase awareness of telemarketing and investing scams.
News Release - 081803: AIS Ombudsmen NeededAug. 18, 2003 - The County's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, seeks volunteers to help safeguard the rights of residents in nursing homes and board and care facilities.
News Release - 081903: West Nile VirusAug. 19, 2003 - A probable case of "imported" West Nile Virus was discovered in a man visiting San Diego County.
News Release - 081503: Cool ZonesAug. 15, 2003: Advisory to weather reporters; seniors and disabled can easily be impacted by high temperatures. Encourage them to use local Cool Zones during the heat of the day.
News Release - 081403: Viral MeningitisAug. 14, 2003: 70% increase in viral meningitis in San Diego County from this time previous year; prevention steps.

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