Department of Public Health
MAKING A WAY OUT OF NO WAY
January 21, 2021
As the Coronavirus pandemic nears the one year mark, Sausedo said the services and employment programs that CBI and other community nonprofits provide is more critical than ever.
“In this country, at this particular time, we as black people, really have come to a point where we have to be the change we want to see,” said Sausedo. “Among many other things, 2020 proved that we’ve got to save ourselves because no one else is going to. ... read more »
L.A. County Confirms 8 More Coronavirus Cases, Bringing Total to 40
March 13, 2020
Los Angeles County health officials confirmed eight more local cases of coronavirus today, including three with unknown
sources of exposure, further increasing the evidence of ``community transmission'' of the illness.
The eight new cases bring the overall county total to 40, including four cases being overseen by Long Beach health officials and one by Pasadena health officials. ... read more »
Public Defender Leads $1.2 Million Mental Health Diversion Grant
February 7, 2020
The LA County Public Defender’s Office is the lead agency for a $1.2 million grant to divert people suffering from mental illness out of jail and into treatment. LA County has been awarded the two-year grant from the MacArthur Foundation to directly address the over-incarceration of the mentally ill. ... read more »
Methods Revealed for De-escalation Among Police at 2nd Annual Community Policing Conference
November 21, 2019
Saturday, November 16 at the St. Anne's Conference Center, gathered 250 community members, academics, and law enforcement to discuss how to re-define public safety. The objective was to share insight on community-based strategies to combat police escalations leading to the fatality of civilian life. The format of the discussion was broken up into two parts; the shared responsibility for peace and the paradigm shifts of power between community and city government. This event was hosted by the LA County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission and the Department of Public health. ... read more »
Homeless Deaths Exceeded 1,000 in 2018
October 31, 2019
Pointing to ``sobering'' statistics showing that the number of homeless people dying in Los Angeles County nearly doubled from 2013-18, the Board of Supervisors voted today to deploy health care workers to encampments and shelters to assess health needs among the homeless. ... read more »
Los Angeles County to Expand Opioid Use Prevention and Treatment Efforts
August 14, 2018
Prescription opioid overdose hospitalizations increased from 601 in 2006 to 765 in 2016. In 2017, 488 individuals in Los Angeles County died from an opioid overdose. In response to this growing epidemic, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, that will streamline prevention efforts and expand Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) for opioid users throughout the County.
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