The HASD&IC Biweekly Briefing provides timely news and information for HASD&IC members and associates and is published on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Key articles and issues of interest from each publication, along with the President’s Message, are included below. Media statements and press releases can also be found here.
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CDPH LAUNCHES NEW OPIOID RESOURCE WEBSITE: The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched a new, comprehensive website on the opioid epidemic that gives Californians a single resource for prevention, data, treatment, and support. The website is part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s multi-pronged approach to connect Californians with information to prevent and reduce overdoses and […]
SAN DIEGO AND IMPERIAL COUNTIES WILL HOLD POINT-IN-TIME COUNTS IN JANUARY: In January 2024, San Diego County and Imperial County will each hold their annual Point-in-Time Count (PITC) of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families. The data inform the Department of Housing and Urban Development and help determine federal funding for homeless services and programs. To […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]