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9 Ways You Can Apply for CalFresh

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The days of a mother or father having to take a whole day off work and drag their kids to sit in a government office waiting for hours to get food assistance are long gone – much like the days when food stamps came in a book of coupons. Nowadays, someone applying for CalFresh benefits […]

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Mindy Coughlin, left, and Heidi Unruh, center, both San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Nurses and an outreach worker from Friend to Friend talk to a homeless person about getting the hepatitis A vaccination in downtown San Diego earlier this year.

More Hepatitis A Outbreak Deaths Reported

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Eight people have now died as a result of the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. All eight people had underlying medical conditions at the time of their death. There have been 275 cases identified during the local outbreak, including 194 people who have been hospitalized.  […]

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Fifth Death Reported in Hepatitis A Outbreak

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A fifth person has died as a result of the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County that now totals 228 cases, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. During the local outbreak, 161 people have been hospitalized.  People who are either homeless or using illicit drugs account for at least seven in […]

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HHSA social worker Belina Chapman holds her planners that help her schedule visits to the many Native America tribes across the County.

County Social Worker Builds Trust with Native American Communities

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She’s put a lot of miles on her car and crosses several national “borders” in a work day, but Belina Chapman manages to do it all within the confines of San Diego County. Chapman is a County social worker assigned to the Health and Human Services Agency’s Indian Specialty Unit. On any given day, she […]

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60 Fun and Free Things to Do in July

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As the calendar hits July, certain things are inevitable. The summer tourist season is in full swing, bringing friends and relatives to town on the hunt for some fun in the sun. The kids are always looking for things to do, and you probably wouldn’t mind finding an activity or two to give you some […]

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Mindy Coughlin, left, and Heidi Unruh, center, both San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Nurses and an outreach worker from Friend to Friend talk to a homeless person about getting the hepatitis A vaccination in downtown San Diego earlier this year.

Hitting the Streets to Battle the Hepatitis A Outbreak

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“We gonna do this right now? Let’s roll!” With that, the 20-year-old homeless man who had approached on his skateboard was rolling up his sleeves, ready to receive his hepatitis A vaccination right there on the sidewalk in downtown San Diego. As a new approach to combating an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego […]

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TB Case Reported at San Diego Continuing Education’s Mid-city Campus

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A case of tuberculosis that may have exposed others has been reported at the San Diego Continuing Education’s Mid-City Campus, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. HHSA is working with San Diego Community College officials to notify individuals who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis on the campus from Feb. 3 […]