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County Plans Ahead with Age Well San Diego Initiative

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The County of San Diego took one more step toward being prepared for the future as the region faces a dramatic increase in the number of older adults. The County Board of Supervisors approved moving forward today with Age Well San Diego, a plan that merges the AARP Age-friendly Communities and Dementia Friendly America’s Dementia-friendly […]

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County Releases Hepatitis A Outbreak After Action Report

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The County of San Diego released an After Action Report today that summarizes the County’s response to an unprecedented hepatitis A outbreak that began in early March 2017. A local public health emergency was declared on September 1, 2017, and stayed in effect until January 23, 2018. The purpose of an after action report is […]

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Potential TB Exposure Reported at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Campuses

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The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is working with Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District officials to notify people who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis at the district’s El Cajon and Rancho San Diego campuses. The period of exposure was from January 30 to April 24. “Symptoms of active TB include persistent cough, fever, night […]

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2018 San Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial

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The 34th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 2, at the Regional Law Enforcement Memorial in the Waterfront Park. The ceremony honors all San Diego County law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. There are 87 names sandblasted into the exterior glass of the memorial. […]

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County Highlights Access to CalFresh Food Assistance

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Applying for CalFresh – California’s federal food assistance program – has never been easier. And San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency, community partners and food advocates are doing outreach at dozens of events during May’s CalFresh Awareness Month to spread the word. The events include community fairs and farmers markets, as well as […]

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Events Scheduled for Second Dose of Hepatitis A Vaccine

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If you were among the San Diego County residents to receive a hepatitis A vaccine before the end of October 2017, it’s time for your second dose of vaccine. Anyone wanting that second dose – or a first one – can attend a free vaccination event being held at the Old Town Visitor Center, 2415 […]

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Three More Wound Botulism Cases Reported in County

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Three more cases of wound botulism in people who injected black tar heroin have been reported in San Diego County, bringing the total to six in the past month, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. Five of the cases are men and have been confirmed with botulism by the California […]