Substance Use Navigators support emergency room patients with substance use disorders, which includes sharing safer drug use techniques, connecting patients with drug treatment programs, and serving as a liaison between patients and the treatment team.
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In California, 1.4 million people live with a serious mental illness, while millions more struggle with day-to-day mental health challenges. However, most don’t get the care and treatment they need.
Five hospitals across Los Angeles County, along with the support of several health care partners, are working to change health outcomes for Black moms and babies.
The Our Health California digital community, supported by the California Hospital Association, sent more than 14,000 messages of gratitude across the state. See some of the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who received California’s appreciation messages.
Under normal circumstances, both December and January are dangerous months when it comes to the flu. It’s peak flu season — and in fact, National Flu Vaccine is observed the week of December 2-8! As you well know, this year falls outside the realm of “normal” circumstances. In the midst of a pandemic that is threatening to further burden California communities, health care workers, and hospitals, it’s even more essential to do what we can to keep flu risk low. A flu vaccine is the best way to do just that. Here are 5 things the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone should know about the flu shot:
Our Health California (OHC), CHA’s digital community of more than 1 million Californians, recently concluded an advocacy campaign to advance key behavioral health legislation — Assembly Bills (AB) 3242 and 2112. The campaign generated more than 8,000 support messages to Gov. Newsom, who has now signed both bills into law.