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News Release - 122010: PertussisDecember 22, 2010: There are six new cases of pertussis reported this week where possible public exposure occurred.
News Release - 122010: TuberculosisDecember 20, 2010: A Patrick Henry High School student was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and may have exposed students, staff and faculty.
News Release - 122010: Toy SafetyDecember 20, 2010: Toys with all the gizmos and gadgets that produce lights and sounds might keep children interested and occupied. (Photo 1Photo 2).
News Advisory - 121610: Toy SafetyDecember 16, 2010: Supervisor Ron Roberts will be joined by local health officials to warn parents about dangerously loud toys and how they can cause hearing loss.
News Release - 121510: PertussisDecember 15, 2010: With high numbers of pertussis cases still being reported, San Diego County may triple the region’s previous record by year’s end, the County’s Health and Human Services Agency reported today.
News Release - 120810: PertussisDecember 8, 2010: The pertussis epidemic continues to sicken San Diego County children. HHSA is reporting 14 new cases at schools where other children may have been exposed.
News Release - 120810: Federal GrantDecember 8, 2010: Adult drug court participants in central San Diego County will have a better chance to overcome their addictions and mental health disorders thanks to a new grant from the federal government.
News Release - 120110: PertussisDecember 1, 2010: The ongoing pertussis epidemic has resulted in 41 hospitalizations, most of them infants.
News Release - 112410: PertussisNovember 24, 2010: The County’s total number of cases increased to 931 this week, prompting health officials to strongly urge residents to control the spread of pertussis with immunizations.
Media Advisory - 112310: HealthLink North CountyNovember 23, 2010: Four hundred families are expected to benefit from a food-distribution event sponsored by the HHSA HealthLink North County, which is a school and health-focused partnership that collaborates with several agencies including the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Network for a Healthy California and Feeding America San Diego (FASD).
News Release - 112310: Technology & AgingNovember 23, 2010: Don’t count out seniors when you’re thinking about technology gifts. The Technology & Aging Coalition of San Diego County offers gift ideas for people puzzled about what might be useful or even just plain fun for their parents and grandparents.
News Release - 111910: Child Car SeatsNovember 19, 2010: Another 1,500 children will be safer when riding in vehicles thanks to a new $200,000 grant the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has received from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).
News Release - 111810: PertussisNovember 18, 2010: Thirteen new cases were reported this week in schools where other children were potentially exposed to pertussis, boosting the number of confirmed cases in the County to 875.
News Advisory - 111610: AdoptionsNovember 16, 2010: Dependent children and their adoptive parents will finalize their adoption at a court celebration conducted by a Juvenile Court Judge.
News Advisory - 111210: PAPG AuctionNovember 12, 2010: A 2000 Lexus and a 2001 Harley Davidson are part of the list of autos, motorcycles, jewelry and hundreds of other items that will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator/Public Guardian’s (PA/PG) auction.
News Release - 111210: San Pasqual AcademyNovember 12, 2010: San Pasqual Academy foster youth will make their bimonthly delivery today of certified, organic produce to County employees to encourage them to eat healthier for the holidays, which is part of County’s year-round plan to Build Better Health.
News Release - 111210: FotonovelaNovember 12, 2010: Understanding that having a stable place to live is the first step to recovery from a mental disorder, HHSA launched an education campaign that aims to erase stigma and housing discrimination against people with a mental illness. (Photo 1Photo 2, Photo 3)
Media Advisory - 111010: San Pasqual AcademyNovember 10, 2010: San Pasqual Academy foster youth will make their bimonthly delivery of certified, organic produce to County employees to encourage them to eat healthier for the holidays.
News Advisory - 111010: FotonovelaNovember 10, 2010: County elected and mental health officials will launch a bilingual Fotonovela about mental health, which aims to change the way Latinos view mental disorders and encouraging them to seek help.
News Release - 111010: PertussisNovember 10, 2010: The number of confirmed pertussis cases in San Diego County for 2010 rose to 822 this week with the addition of 17 new cases where other children may have been exposed to the illness.
News Release - 110810: Deputy Public Health OfficerNovember 8, 2010: The County Health and Human Services Agency is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric C. McDonald, M.D., as the new Deputy Public Health Officer for San Diego County.
News Release - 110810: Housing MattersNovember 8, 2010: Understanding that having a stable place to live is the first step to recovery from a mental disorder, HHSA launched an education campaign that aims to erase stigma and housing discrimination against people with a mental illness. (Photo 1Photo 2)
Media Advisory - 110810: Handmade BlanketsNovember 8, 2010: Nearly 400 hand-made blankets made by “A Little Bit of Comfort” volunteers will be distributed to North County foster youth.
News Release - 110510: E.coliNovember 5, 2010: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is warning the public not to consume Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda cheese which is associated with a nationwide outbreak of E.coli 0157:H7 infections.
News Advisory - 110410: Housing MattersNovember 4, 2010: County mental health officials will launch an education campaign aimed at decreasing stigma of mental illness and reducing homelessness in the region.
News Release - 110410: PertussisNovember 4, 2010: In San Diego County, 16 new cases where other children may have been exposed to pertussis were reported this past week, County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials said today.
News Advisory - 110310: ImmunizationsNovember 3, 2010: Free flu shots and pertussis vaccinations will be offered to volunteers who attend mass vaccination drills intended to help the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) test its readiness for health emergencies and the need to vaccinate large numbers of people quickly.
News Release - 102710: PertussisOctober 27, 2010: The County’s record high number of Pertussis cases from 2005 has now doubled this year despite a state and local community outreach campaign urging residents to vaccinate themselves and their children.
News Release - 102710: Lead PreventionOctober 27, 2010: There has been a dramatic drop in the number of San Diego county children suffering from severe lead poisoning in recent years thanks to a comprehensive effort to provide services earlier to lead-poisoned children and to eliminate sources of lead exposure. (Photo)
News Advisory - 102510: Lead PreventionOctober 25, 2010: Children ages 6 and under can get a free blood screening to detect lead poisoning. There will also be educational information available for parents and caregivers.
News Release - 102210: Chronic DiseaseOctober 22, 2010: One in three San Diego County residents has at least one or more chronic diseases, with treatment costing $4.6 billion annually, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).
News Release - 102210: Flu ShotsOctober 22, 2010: HHSA is conducting mass vaccination drills in El Cajon and Chula Vista on Friday, Nov. 5. The drills are aimed at ensuring the County is able to handle any type of major emergency that requires a large amount of people to receive medication as quickly as possible.
News Release - 101910: PertussisOctober 19, 2010: A 6-week-old, who was born prematurely, died last week after being diagnosed with pertussis at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, according to County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials today. This is the second death of an infant from whooping cough in San Diego County.
News Release - 101310: PertussisOctober 13, 2010: Four new pertussis cases where other children may have been exposed were reported this week, according to County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials today.
News Release - 100610: Chicken PoxOctober 6, 2010: Seven students at the Escondido Community Child Development Center and three students at Escondido High School in the Escondido Union High School District have been diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella), according to HHSA officials.
News Release - 100610: PertussisOctober 6, 2010: Eight new pertussis cases in children with potential for public exposure were reported this week, County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials said today.
News Release - 100610: Federal GrantOctober 6, 2010: In the midst of federal healthcare reform, unemployment numbers soaring, and a flat economy, San Diego County has been awarded a $25 million grant to help create local jobs within the healthcare industry, officials announced today.
News Advisory - 100510: Federal GrantOctober 5, 2010: The County of San Diego will receive a $25 million competitive grant to help create local jobs within the healthcare industry.
News Release - 100410: Depression ScreeningOctober 4, 2010: One in 4 adults and 1 in 5 children in San Diego County suffer from a mental disorder or difficulty in any given year, and depression is one of the most common. Depression Week Sites
News Advisory - 100110: Depression ScreeningOctober 1, 2010: Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), in partnership with the Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP), is hosting a series of no cost depression screenings during San Diego Depression Screening Week October 4-9.
News Release - 092910: PertussisSeptember 29, 2010: Thirteen new pertussis cases where other children may have been exposed were reported this week, according to County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials today.
News Release - 092210: PertussisSeptember 22, 2010: Twenty-one new pertussis cases where other children may have been exposed were reported this week, according to County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials today.
News Advisory - 092210: Flu Kick-OffSeptember 22, 2010: Local health officials will announce new vaccine recommendations and discuss whether H1N1 is expected to return this flu season at the annual Flu Kick-Off event.
News Advisory - 092110: Immunization ForumSeptember 21, 2010: A community forum for parents on the importance and safety of vaccines is being sponsored by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), the San Diego Immunization Coalition and El Cajon Collaborative.
News Release - 091710: Recovery HappensSeptember 17, 2010: Dozens of them celebrated their recovery at an event sponsored by San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and its many treatment partners to commemorate September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. (Photo 1Photo 2)
News Advisory - 091610: Recovery MonthSeptember 16, 2010: People in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction will share their stories and path to recovery at an event to commemorate September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
News Release - 091510: PertussisSeptember 15, 2010: Whooping cough cases have continued to increase in San Diego County, including 14 new cases where other children may have been exposed.
News Release - 091310: Medical Therapy UnitSeptember 13, 2010: San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency’s (HHSA) California Children Services Medical Therapy Unit (MTU) helps 4-year-old Delaney Cervantes walk. (Photo)
News Release - 091310: Mental Health StigmaSeptember 13, 2010: More than 750,000 San Diegans suffer from a mental illness. Unfortunately, the stigma associated with mental illness keeps many people from seeking treatment and from beginning the road to recovery.
News Release - 091010: SBIRT ConferenceSeptember 10, 2010: Dozens of local, state and federal officials gathered in San Diego to highlight the success of the federally-funded Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, and Treatment (SBIRT) projects and discuss how the programs have been and can be applied in various settings, including primary care.
News Advisory - 090910: Mental Health StigmaSeptember 9, 2010: County officials will launch a prevention and education campaign to reduce stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness; the main barriers that keep people from getting help.
News Advisory - 090810: SBIRT ConferenceSeptember 8, 2010: Local, state and federal officials will meet in San Diego to highlight the success of the federally-funded Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, and Treatment (SBIRT) projects and discuss how the programs have been and can be applied in various settings, including primary care.
News Release - 090810: PertussisSeptember 8, 2010: Pertussis cases have continued their steady increase in San Diego County, and now have more than tripled the number of cases from 2009.
News Release - 082710: PAPG InvestigationsAugust 27, 2010: PA/PG investigates conservatorship matters and serves as the legally appointed guardian for elderly and disabled persons found by the Court to be unable to manage their own assets and personal care; approximately 175 conservatees at any given time. (Photo 1Photo 2, Photo 3)
News Release - 082510: PertussisAugust 25, 2010: As San Diego County children begin another school year, it’s the perfect time for parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on vaccinations, especially as cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, continue to rise according to County Health and Human Services Agency officials.
News Release - 081810: PertussisAugust 18, 2010: The number of pertussis cases reported in San Diego County has climbed to 384 in 2010, surpassing the previous high of 371 cases in 2005, according to County Health and Human Services Agency officials.
News Advisory - 081710: Camp ConnectAugust 17, 2010: Camp Connect San Diego is an opportunity for more than 75 foster youth to spend four days at a campground in Julian, bonding with their siblings who are unable to be placed in the same foster home. The youth have an opportunity to strengthen their family bonds through activities such as rock wall climbing, swimming, hiking, scrapbooking, horseback riding, a talent contest and dance.
News Advisory - 081610: PAPG AuctionAugust 16, 2010: Music boxes, autos, motorcycles, jewelry and hundreds of other items will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator/Public Guardian’s (PA/PG) auction.
News Advisory - 081610: California Children's ServicesAugust 16, 2010: Children will have an opportunity to participate in hand-cycling (bicycles adapted for people with limited use of their legs, provided by Intrepid Handcycles), and receive information about various sport activities from representatives of the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
News Release - 081310: Prescription Drug SummitAugust 13, 2010: Recognizing that prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the region, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) today sponsored a prevention conference to address the issue and develop regional plans to prevent the problem from escalating. (Photo 1Photo 2)
News Release - 081110: MeaslesAugust 11, 2010: A 20-month-old male Solana Beach child has been diagnosed with measles, according to officials with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). The unvaccinated child traveled to England recently and is now on home quarantine.
News Release - 081110: PertussisAugust 11, 2010: The number of pertussis cases keeps rising in San Diego County as six more children have been diagnosed with whooping cough - the common name for the disease - the County Health and Human Services Agency is reporting today.
News Advisory - 081110: Prescription Drug SummitAugust 11, 2010: The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit will provide an overview of the problem throughout San Diego County and the nation, including specific information on prescription drug abuse by teens, college students, adults, and seniors. Participants will also develop regional prevention plans to address this growing concern.
News Release - 080610: TuberculosisAugust 6, 2010: An employee at Robert L. Mueller Charter School in Chula Vista has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), according to officials at the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).
News Release - 080410: PertussisAugust 4, 2010: Young infants are especially susceptible to pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, and the best way to protect them according to officials from the County Health and Human Services Agency is to make sure family members and caregivers are up-to-date on their immunizations.
News Release - 080410: Prescription Drug AbuseAugust 4, 2010: Every day, 2,500 youth ages 12-17 abuse prescription drugs for the first time fueling the growing problem in cities and counties across the country.
News Release - 080210: Health Check-upsAugust 2, 2010: California law requires all children entering first grade to have a health check-up. Check-ups, even when a child is not sick, allow the doctor to find and treat many health problems before they become serious and affect a child’s ability to succeed in school.
News Release - 072910: PertussisJuly 29, 2010: A 1-month-old baby boy, who was diagnosed with whooping cough, died on July 27 at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, leading officials to continue urging parents to get themselves and their children vaccinated.
News Release - 072810: PertussisJuly 28, 2010: As the number of whooping cough (pertussis) cases continues to increase in San Diego, officials from the County Health and Human Services Agency are encouraging everyone to get the proper vaccinations for the disease.
News Release - 072810: AIS National HonorJuly 28, 2010: Ground-breaking and innovative programs for seniors have earned the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency’s Aging & Independence Services (AIS) the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s first “Leadership as Innovators in Aging Programs Award.”
News Release - 072110: PertussisJuly 21, 2010: New guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) have been issued for pertussis vaccinations in an effort to stem a statewide whooping cough epidemic this year, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency officials said today.
News Release - 071510: Cool ZonesJuly 15, 2010: With temperatures expected to reach the 90s to 100s in inland valleys and foothills through this weekend, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reminds the public to take some precautions, as well as keep an eye on elderly and disabled relatives and neighbors to make sure they’re keeping cool.
News Release - 071410: PertussisJuly 14, 2010: Thirteen new cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, have pushed the region past last year’s total number of local cases.
News Release - 070710: PertussisJuly 7, 2010: Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, continues to be on the increase in San Diego County. Eleven local children have been recently diagnosed, according to HHSA.
News Release - 062310: PertussisJune 23, 2010: Two more local children have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.
News Advisory - 062310: ILS GraduationJune 23, 2010: A ‘Beach Themed” graduation party for youth in the foster care system who have received their high school diploma, general education development certificate or certificate of completion.
News Advisory - 062310: Cool ZonesJune 23, 2010: 10th anniversary kickoff for County’s Cool Zone program. The designation of Cool Zone sites for the summer of 2010 will be revealed.
News Advisory - 062210: CCS Summer CampJune 22, 2010: Children will have an opportunity to participate in different camping stations to earn merit badges.
News Advisory - 061810: Cancer ConcernsJune 18, 2010: The California Department of Public Health will release preliminary findings of 2008 cancer cases reported in Carlsbad at a community forum organized by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).
News Release - 061610: PertussisJune 16, 2010: HHSA is reporting six local children have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 061010: PertussisJune 10, 2010: HHSA is reporting ten local children have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 060310: Community ForumJune 3, 2010: HHSA will hold four community forums to gather input from the public and the mental health community on possible locations for mental health service facilities.
News Release - 060210: PertussisJune 2, 2010: HHSA is reporting that a 12-year-old student who attends Lincoln Middle School in the Oceanside Unified School District and a 12-year-old student who attends Capri Elementary School in the Encinitas School District have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Advisory - 060110: Aging SummitJune 1, 2010: Aging Summit 2010 is part of series of biennial Aging Summits initiated by San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price and Supervisor Dianne Jacob as a way for our community to discuss issues important to older adults, baby boomers, and others.
News Release - 052710: PertussisMay 27, 2010: HHSA is reporting that three children have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 052110: Mental Health StigmaMay 21, 2010: HHSA officials today were joined by dozens of people living with a mental illness, together with their family and friends to bring awareness to stigma and how everybody plays a role in eliminating it. (Photo 1Photo 2)
News Advisory - 051910: Mental Health StigmaMay 19, 2010: Dozens of people living with a mental illness are joined by family and friends to share their stories of mental illness and talk about how stigma has impacted their lives.
News Release - 051910: PertussisMay 19, 2010: HHSA is reporting four individuals that have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 051410: MeaslesMay 14, 2010: HHSA is investigating three measles cases: a 3-year-old male and his 6-year-old sister and a 24-year-old female visitor of San Diego County. All three had not been immunized against the disease.
News Advisory - 051410: Drug Court GraduationMay 14, 2010: More than 60 San Diego County residents will celebrate their sobriety at a countywide drug court graduation ceremony. Graduates will share stories of addiction and recovery.
News Advisory - 051310: Foster Parent AppreciationMay 13, 2010: As part of National Foster Care Month, HHSA will host the 49th Annual Foster Parent Appreciation Banquet to honor 157 local foster families.
News Release - 051210: Child Abuse TrendsMay 12, 2010: HHSA has examined the most severe physical child abuse cases from the past 18 months and some alarming trends have surfaced. While the overall number of child abuse cases has decreased, the severity of the cases remains a concern. (Photo 1Photo 2)
News Advisory - 051110: Child Abuse TrendsMay 11, 2010: HHSA has completed an in-depth review of the most severe physical child abuse cases over the past 18 months and discovered disturbing trends related to the injuries and abusers.
News Advisory - 050710: Adoptions Spring FlingMay 7, 2010: Children waiting to be adopted and potential adoptive families are introduced in a fun setting that allows both the children and families to get acquainted.
News Advisory - 050710: Meals on the MoveMay 7, 2010: Meals on the Move (MOM) volunteers will deliver nearly 1,000 hot dinners with all the trimmings to homebound seniors at several sites in the county. Each volunteer also brings a carnation and a colorful placemat made by a student.
News Release - 050610: Child SafetyMay 6, 2010: Hundreds of parents are learning about the importance of using weight and height appropriate child car seats at safety classes sponsored by HHSA and its partner, the Pacific Safety Council. (Photo)
News Release - 050610: AuctionMay 6, 2010: Designer purses, autos, musical instruments, jewelry and hundreds of other items will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator / Public Guardian’s (PA/PG) auction.
News Release - 050610: PertussisMay 6, 2010: HHSA is reporting three individuals that have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
News Release - 050610: Mental Health MonthMay 6, 2010: May is Mental Health Month and HHSA is sponsoring a series of events throughout the month, including four no-cost depression screenings in East County.
News Release - 042910: Mental Health ServicesApril 29, 2010: HHSA will be conducting a community forum to gather suggestions from the public and the mental health community for innovative mental health projects and review previously submitted ideas.
News Advisory - 042910: Youth Empowerment SummitApril 29, 2010: Pop star Frankie J will perform for foster youth attending the Youth Empowerment Summit—a day of entertainment, inspiration and empowerment.
News Advisory - 042610: ImmunizationsApril 26, 2010: HHSA and the San Diego Immunization Coalition, in partnership with the California Office of Binational Border Health and the California Department of Public Health, are sponsoring a parent forum: “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Childhood Immunizations But Were Afraid to Ask!”
News Release - 042610: Healthy EatingApril 26, 2010: Dozens of high school students today learned how to eat healthy at home and “on-the-run” during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency’s (HHSA) Healthy Counties Month event. (Photo 1, Photo 2)
News Advisory - 042210: Healthy EatingApril 22, 2010: Dozens of high school students will learn the benefits of healthy eating and active living and the consequences of unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, drinking and other drug use.
News Release - 042110: Cancer ForumApril 21, 2010: HHSA will hold a community forum in Carlsbad to answer questions from residents about cancer, including genetic and environmental factors.
News Release - 041910: ChickenpoxApril 19, 2010: HHSA reports that four students at Valley High School in the Escondido Union High School District have been diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella). One student had one dose of chickenpox vaccine. The immunization history for the other three students is not known.
News Release - 041510: PertussisApril 15, 2010: A 10-year-old student who attends Blossom Valley Elementary School in the Cajon Valley Union School District has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to HHSA.
News Release - 041310: H1N1April 13, 2010: HHSA reports one additional person has tested positive for H1N1 and subsequently died.
News Release - 041310: PertussisApril 13, 2010: Seven local students have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).
News Release - 041210: Underage Drinking and Youth ViolenceApril 12, 2010: April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and also the time when teens throughout the County and across the country start thinking about prom and how to celebrate. Unfortunately, some of them will consider drinking. Photo
News Advisory - 040910: Underage Drinking and Youth ViolenceApril 9, 2010: Elected and health officials, community members, parents, and teens will reveal what typically fuels girls’ fights, where the fuel usually comes from and what parents can do to stop them.
News Release - 040810: Stars AwardsApril 8, 2010: The County of San Diego Commission on Children, Youth and Families honored 12 individuals as STARS of our community at the Child Abuse Prevention Month STARS Awards on Wednesday, April 7.
News Release - 040810: 2010 Aging SummitApril 8, 2010: Aging Summit 2010 will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (registration and exhibits begin at 8 a.m.) on Thursday, June 3, in the Grand Exhibit Hall of the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego 92108.
News Advisory - 040510: Stars AwardsApril 5, 2010: To kick-off April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the San Diego County Commission on Children, Youth and Families (CCYF) is hosting its 6th Annual STARS Awards.
News Release - 033010: Public Health ChampionsMarch 30, 2010: HHSA will honor 10 area organizations and individuals for their extraordinary achievements in public health at its ninth annual Public Health Champion Awards ceremony.
News Release - 031910: CDC GrantMarch 19, 2010: HHSA has been awarded $16 million from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote physical activity and healthy eating.
News Release - 031910: TuberculosisMarch 19, 2010: HHSA is working with Grossmont Union High School officials to notify students and faculty who may have been exposed to a Granite Hills High School student who has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).
News Release - 031010: PertussisMarch 10, 2010: A seven-year-old and nine-year-old who attend Alcott Elementary School in the San Diego Unified School District have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to HHSA.
News Release - 030910: TuberculosisMarch 9, 2010: HHSA is working with County Probation officials to notify detainees and staff of the Camp Barrett juvenile treatment facility who may have been exposed to an individual diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).
News Release - 030310: TuberculosisMarch 3, 2010: HHSA is working with University of California, San Diego officials to notify students and faculty who may have been exposed to a student who has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).
News Release - 030210: Mental Health ForumMarch 2, 2010: HHSA will be conducting three community forums to gather input from the public and mental health community on tools to improve consumer and family access to health information.
News Release - 022610: TuberculosisFebruary 26, 2010: HHSA is working with Sharp Grossmont Hospital officials to notify patients, visitors and employees who may have been exposed to a hospital worker who has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).
News Release - 022210: Thrive San DiegoFebruary 22, 2010: HHSA continues to enroll more qualified individuals in the food stamp program thanks to a new partnership with San Diego State University and California State University-San Marcos. Photo 1, Photo 2.
News Release - 021910: PAPG Real Estate AuctionFebruary 19, 2010: The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency will have 10 houses, condominiums, and undeveloped lots up for bid at its real estate auction on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
News Release - 021910: PertussisFebruary 19, 2010: A Kindergarten and second-grade student who attend Miller Elementary School in the Escondido Unified School District have been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. Both students were up-to-date with five DTaP vaccinations.
News Advisory - 021810: Thrive San DiegoFebruary 18, 2010: Thrive San Diego is a new partnership between the County’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), California State University San Marcos and San Diego State University through which students screen low-income families for food stamp eligibility and for the completion of no-cost income tax returns.
News Release - 021710: H1N1 VaccineFebruary 17, 2010: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) will hold two more H1N1 vaccination events for San Diego County residents this week and several community clinics have expanded hours as well.
News Advisory - 021210: PAPG AuctionFebruary 12, 2010: A trailer, several autos, jewelry and hundreds of other items will be up for bid during the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Public Administrator/Public Guardian’s (PA/PG) auction.
News Release - 021210: H1N1 VaccineFebruary 12, 2010: HHSA will hold five more H1N1 vaccination events for San Diego County residents in the upcoming weeks.
News Release - 021010: PertussisFebruary 10, 2010: A 4-year-old student who attends Carmel Valley Preschool at Grace Point Church in San Diego was diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to HHSA.
News Release - 020510: Chicken PoxFebruary 5, 2010: HHSA reports that six students at Xara Garden School, a K-2 charter school sponsored by the Lakeside Union School District, have been diagnosed with chickenpox (varicella). None of the six students were vaccinated against chickenpox.
News Release - 020510: H1N1February 5, 2010: HHSA will hold an H1N1 vaccination event for San Diego County residents at The Center on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
News Release - 012910: EITCJanuary 29, 2010: HHSA launched the 2010 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign, an effort to get more low-income families and individuals to take advantage of the federal government’s largest cash assistance program. Photo 1, Photo 2.
News Release - 012810: H1N1 Weekly UpdateJanuary 28, 2010: The San Ysidro Health Centers will not offer H1N1 vaccinations on Saturday, as indicated in Wednesday’s weekly H1N1 update. They are still offering vaccinations on Friday.
News Release - 012710: H1N1 Weekly UpdateJanuary 27, 2010: There are no additional H1N1-related deaths to report. San Diego County has had 850 hospitalized cases of H1N1 to date. Beginning next week, HHSA will no longer issue weekly H1N1 updates unless there is an H1N1-associated death to report.
News Advisory - 012710: EITCJanuary 27, 2010: Supervisor Bill Horn will join community service providers to kick off the 2010 countywide campaign to help more San Diego County, low-income families and individuals take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
News Release - 012710: PertussisJanuary 27, 2010: An 11-year-old student who attends Monte Vista Elementary School in the Vista Unified School District was diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to HHSA.
News Release - 012210: H1N1 VaccineJanuary 22, 2010: Several community health centers will be offering H1N1 vaccine to the general public this weekend.
News Release - 012010: PertussisJanuary 20, 2010: A 4-year-old who attends Village Nursery School at the Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Sante Fe was diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to HHSA.
News Release - 012010: H1N1 Weekly UpdateJanuary 20, 2010: There are no additional H1N1-related deaths to report. San Diego County has had 829 hospitalized cases of H1N1 to date.
News Release - 011510: Preteen Vaccination WeekJanuary 15, 2010: January 17-23 is Preteen Vaccination Week and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) urges parents to protect their children against vaccine-preventable diseases, such as chickenpox and whooping cough.
News Release - 011310: PertussisJanuary 13, 2010: A 5-year-old who attends Del Mar Hills Nursery School was diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, according to HHSA. She had received four DTaP vaccines.
News Release - 011310: H1N1 Weekly UpdateJanuary 13, 2010: There are no additional H1N1-related deaths to report. San Diego County has had 820 hospitalized cases of H1N1 to date.
News Release - 011110: H1N1 Mass VaccinationJanuary 11, 2010: Nearly 5,000 people were vaccinated at the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency’s mass vaccination events this past weekend.  Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3.
News Release - 010610: H1N1 Mass VaccinationJanuary 6, 2010: HHSA announces a series of five H1N1 mass vaccination events for San Diego County residents, beginning with a clinic this Friday at Qualcomm Stadium. Locations and Times
News Release - 010510: PertussisJanuary 5, 2010: A 15-year-old student at Patrick Henry High School in the San Diego Unified School District was the 140th case of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.

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