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VIDEO: County Announces Innovative Substance Abuse Program at Psychiatric Hospital

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A new program will help connect patients at the County Psychiatric Hospital with substance abuse treatment. It’s called the Accelerated Connections To Treatment Program, and details were announced today.

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VIDEO: This Man’s Heart Stopped Beating. Here’s Why He’s Alive Today.

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When someone goes into cardiac arrest, seconds can be the difference between life and death. The County’s Public Access Defibrillator Program makes Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, accessible in public and private places where large numbers of people gather. AEDs restart a heart that has stopped beating. They save lives, and no one knows that better than a group of co-workers in one downtown San Diego County office.

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VIDEO: County Supervisors Call for Moratorium on Vaping Products

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County Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Nathan Fletcher are proposing a ban on the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco made for electronic cigarettes, along with a moratorium on the sale and distribution of the e-devices in the county’s unincorporated area. They are encouraging cities in San Diego County to do the same. County public health […]

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VIDEO: County Nurses Helping with Babies’ Health

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Some work in disease control or bioterrorism prevention. Other public health nurses work in disaster preparedness, immunizations or screening for sexually transmitted diseases. Or, like Robin Anderson, they work with new moms and their babies. 

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VIDEO: County, City Boost Efforts to Connect Frequent 911 Callers to Help

| 3:14 PM

Vulnerable individuals with complex medical and social difficulties who repeatedly call 911 will get help through the RAP program-the Resource Access Program. Specially-trained paramedics and mental health clinicians monitor the 911 system and provide intervention to vulnerable individuals. RAP teams – overseen by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department – consist of community paramedics paired with […]