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Dear LA County Community,   En Español

APRIL 1, 2019

Happy Public Health Week! This is a week designated across the country to recognize the contributions of public health. From disease eradication because of vaccinations to declining smoking rates to widespread use of safety belts, the work of public health professionals has and continues to be transformative for the entire planet. I continue to be in awe of the power of public health and the many talented colleagues in LA County and across the world who have committed themselves to improving the lives of all people. For Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Public Health Week is also a time to highlight some of the most important work we do and to launch new work that addresses issues identified as pressing by community residents and partner organizations. Each day this week, we will be hosting events to showcase our partnerships and new initiatives:
April 1, 2019,
from 2 pm – 4 pm

Substance Abuse Prevention and Control will provide community members information and obtain feedback on the CORE (Connecting to Opportunities for Recovery and Engagement) Centers. CORE Centers will serve as hubs to connect residents to substance use prevention and treatment resources. Several sites are set to open throughout LA County this year.

Location: The Wellness Center located at LAC+USC, 1220 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles

April 2, 2019,
from 11 am – 2 pm

Public Health in collaboration with the Department of Human Resources will host an Employee Wellness Expo. The Expo will offer the amazing County family employees an opportunity to participate in fun exercise activities, screenings and learning opportunities.

Location: 200 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

April 3, 2019,
from 11 am – 1 pm
Wilmington Park Elementary School will launch its Air Quality Flag Program. Sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency and DPH, the school will begin communicating current air quality conditions to their community to protect the health of residents, especially those with asthma.

Location: Wilmington Park Elementary School, 1140 Mahar Ave., Wilmington, CA 90744

April 4, 2019,
from 8:30 am – 11 am
Pathways to Home in collaboration with Volunteers of America, Los Angeles, and DPH, will provide Tuberculosis (TB) screening services to their clients with the goal of preventing the transmission of TB through early detection and treatment.

Location: 3804 Broadway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90037

April 5, 2019,
from 11 am – 1 pm
The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) will launch, marking a significant expansion in resources and activities within the County to reduce violence and address trauma.

Location: MLK Center for Public Health, 11833 S. Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059

These events represent crucial public health interventions for many residents including those with substance use disorders, those living in communities where violence is prevalent or where air quality is poor, and those who are at most risk for suffering serious consequences from disease. DPH is creating ways to improve access to the opportunities and resources needed for health and to help make safety and wellness a reality for all. It is an extension of our approach to health in Los Angeles County through a Health Equity framework. The spirit of Public Health Week can be carried through our community during the entire year. At DPH, we will continue to work with, and in our communities to understand what interventions will most transform the health of residents. We will be striving to ensure that every member of the community can be healthy and thrive. I hope you’ll join us in celebrating Public Health Week. Please keep in touch with me and let me know ways we can all continue to improve the health of our community throughout the year. Wishing you peace and health, Barbara

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