Biweekly Briefing Articles

5 Things To Know: San Diego City Council Declares Behavioral Health Bed Crisis, County of San Diego Emergency Medical Services, San Diego County Releases Draft APOT Policy, CDPH Releases New AFL on Covid-19 Vaccinations,CHA Releases FAQs on Implementing AB 1882 Requirements

SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL DECLARES BEHAVIORAL HEALTH BED CRISIS: On Dec. 5, the San Diego City Council declared a behavioral health crisis due to the lack of available behavioral health beds in the city. A recent survey of hospital members found that on any given day in the HASD&IC region, about 50 patients who are […]

2023 Annual Meeting: In-Person Energy Makes for Meaningful Dialogue   

I’m still reflecting on the success of this year’s HASD&IC annual meeting. I have many takeaways, but what really comes to mind is the energy that everyone brought to the gathering. There were more than 180 people joining us this year and everyone came to the table ready to converse, connect, and exchange ideas on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Giving Thanks 

Right now, many of you are probably finalizing your Thanksgiving menus or travel plans if you’re headed out of town for the holiday. And although we all have our own ways in which we will observe the day, gratitude — along with lots of food — will likely be at the heart of the celebrations.

5 Things To Know: Engaging And Supporting Refugee Communities – Free Training For Health Providers, Medi-Cal MCP Transition, Engage San Diego County Website, CHA Behavioral Health Care Symposium, ACEs And Toxic Stress Awareness Web Page

ENGAGING AND SUPPORTING REFUGEE COMMUNITIES – FREE TRAINING FOR HEALTH PROVIDERS: On Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon (PT), the San Diego Refugee Communities Coalition will lead cultural competency training — Engaging and Supporting Refugee Communities — for health care providers. It will include a comprehensive overview of the refugee resettlement process, shedding light […]

5 Things To Know: Flu Season Mandates, CDPH Leadership Updates, Behavioral Health Workforce Solutions, CalAIM Transitional Rent, Monkeypox Cases

FLU SEASON MANDATES: The San Diego Health and Human Services Agency has issued a health officer order reminding health care personnel of the influenza vaccination or masking requirement during flu season, beginning Nov. 1.    CDPH LEADERSHIP UPDATES AND DISTRICT SESSIONS: On Nov. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. (PT), CHA will host its annual meeting […]

5 Things To Know: EMS Mobile App, Discharge Delays Survey, Respiratory Virus Surges, Equity Of Care Award, CHA Seismic Webinar Recording:

EMS MOBILE APP: The San Diego County EMS Office has released a new EMS Mobile App, available to the community at It allows users to easily search through all protocols and policies using keywords. In addition, users can bookmark specific protocols and policies to quickly access them at any time. The EMS Mobile App also […]