Biweekly Briefing Articles

5 Things To Know: Imperial County 2023-24 Community Survey; New Online Reporting Platform for San Diego County Adult Protective Services Referrals; Celebrating Black History; CHA’s Rural Health Care Symposium to Focus on Financial Sustainability; Seismic Strategy, and More

HCAI BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKFORCE GRANT PROGRAMS: Application cycles for the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) Behavioral Health Workforce Grant programs open Feb. 9 and close May 8. Visit the HCAI website to learn more about the following programs:  

  • Social Work Education Capacity Expansion Grant Program 
  • Psychiatric Education Capacity Expansion Psychiatry Residency Grant Program 
  • Psychiatric Education Capacity Expansion Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Grant Program (for practitioners serving children and youth)  

IMPERIAL COUNTY 2023-24 COMMUNITY SURVEY: The 2023-24 Imperial County Community Health Survey is now open, offering residents a chance to share firsthand the issues they are experiencing that lead to health problems. 

NEW ONLINE REPORTING PLATFORM FOR SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES REFERRALS: Aging & Independence Services (AIS) has transitioned to a new online reporting platform for Adult Protective Services referrals. If reporting suspected elder or dependent adult abuse or self-neglect via the new platform, users are not required to submit an SOC 341 form. Referrals can still be made by contacting the AIS call center at (800) 339-4661. 

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY: Black History Month is our opportunity to uplift voices from Black communities and celebrate their invaluable contributions and enduring legacy throughout history. It is a time to reflect on the struggles and triumphs of those who have fought for justice, equality, and dignity.  

The San Diego Museum Council website highlights events and exhibitions and shares voices of Black leaders within San Diego’s arts and culture community. 

CHA’S RURAL HEALTH CARE SYMPOSIUM TO FOCUS ON FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY, SEISMIC STRATEGY, AND MORE: CHA will host the 2024 Rural Health Care Symposium on March 4-5 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. The symposium is designed specifically for leaders of California’s rural hospitals.  

The symposium will feature sessions on financial sustainability for rural and critical access hospitals; mergers, affiliations, and partnerships; and CHA’s seismic strategy which aims to provide specific solutions for small and rural hospitals. Register now