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A staff member at Porter Elementary in the San Diego Unified School District has an infection caused by the meningococcal bacteria, according to officials with the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). The last time the staff member was at school was March 15. HHSA has already notified people who have been [...]
Camp Connect is one of the many programs where HHSA social workers volunteer. Everyday heroes are everywhere in our communities – in the form of San Diego County social workers. They are working with foster families, answering the child abuse hotline, helping children at the Polinsky Children’s Center or San Pasqual Academy and ensuring the [...]
August 24, 2011 County Public Health is holding 11 Tdap vaccination clinics in the coming week for students who need proof of having the vaccine for middle and high school. Whooping cough cases in the region increased to 343 this week, but none of those involved a public exposure, the San Diego [...]
Home is where recovery begins. This is the main message of two new commercials produced by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) which are now airing in local television and radio stations. The commercials can be viewed at HousingMattersSd.org. The two spots are part of Housing Matters, an education campaign that [...]
In an effort to combat the ongoing pertussis epidemic that has sickened hundreds of children and adults in the region, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency will be offering the whooping cough booster shot, or Tdap, at local Northgate markets on weekends in January. The booster shot will be offered Saturdays and [...]
A Patrick Henry High School student was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and may have exposed students, staff and faculty, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported today. The County is working with the San Diego Unified School District to notify individuals who were in close contact with the student and potentially [...]
Mayor Jerry Sanders announced Friday, December 17, 2010, that San Diego has been awarded a $369,309 state grant to keep young people away from gangs. This is the second time since 2008 that San Diego has received a state Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) grant. “Keeping kids away from gangs is one of the [...]
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). The “Keep ‘Em Safe” program aims to improve child safety by offering vehicle protection education and providing child car [...]
Understanding that having a stable place to live is the first step to recovery from a mental disorder, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) today launched an education campaign that aims to erase stigma and housing discrimination against people with a mental illness. The Housing Matters campaign also hopes to reduce [...]
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. To date, 25 people in four states have been infected with the disease, including a 6-year-old girl from San Diego County. All [...]
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