header image

[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
52°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
November 27
1941 - Funeral for "our" Remi Nadeau, whose Canyon Country deer park became North Oaks [story]
Remi Nadeau


WASHINGTON – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties in the health category for the county’s “A Hepatitis A Crisis: Protecting Our Communities” program.

The award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

“Public Health works with residents, community organizations, government departments and elected officials to ensure that all people have the resources and opportunities needed to promote health and prevent illness,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, the department’s director.

“Receiving this award is a distinct honor and recognizes the efforts of hundreds of our colleagues from public health, local cities, hospitals, community agencies and other county departments to provide education, vaccination, and environmental protections to limit the spread of hepatitis A in LA County,” she said. “I’m grateful for the support we received from everyone involved.”

Public Health declared a local outbreak of hepatitis A on September 19, 2017. Outbreaks were also occurring in San Diego and Santa Cruz counties and on October 13, 2017, Governor Brown declared a statewide hepatitis A outbreak in California.

The majority of cases in these outbreaks occurred in persons who are homeless and/or use illicit drugs. Although hundreds of cases of Hepatitis A among people who are homeless and/or actively using illicit drugs were seen in neighboring San Diego County, successful interventions limited the number of cases in LA County to 18. Public Health has determined local transmission among this group has ended in LA County, even though the statewide outbreak continues.

NACo President Roy Charles Brooks said, “Counties seize opportunities to deliver services more efficiently and build stronger communities every day. Achievement Award-winning programs are examples for counties that are determined to enhance services for our residents.”

Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.

NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition July 13-16 in Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee.

The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of over 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health comprises nearly 4,100 employees and has an annual budget of $1 billion.

To learn more about Los Angeles County Public Health, visit PublicHealth.LACounty.gov, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/LAPublicHealth, facebook.com/LAPublicHealth, and youtube.com/LAPublicHealth.

The National Association of Counties unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. Learn more at www.naco.org.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

No Comments

    Leave a Comment


    LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
    Friday, Nov 26, 2021
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 29 new deaths and 2,073 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 38,955 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
    Thursday, Nov 25, 2021
    Every November in honor of National Family Caregiver Month, Los Angeles County Department Of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) recognizes the important role of Los Angeles County's caregivers who provide essential care, support and medical assistance to older and dependent adults.
    Thursday, Nov 25, 2021
    The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management announced it will be on high alert due to the potential of very strong winds and fire weather conditions that will impact much of our County through Friday morning.
    Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021
    Los Angeles County, in partnership with the National Development Council, announced that it has extended the application deadline for its small business rent relief grant project to Sunday, Nov. 28.
    Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Tuesday 29 new deaths and 725 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 38,802 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.

    Keep Up With Our Facebook
    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    1941 - Funeral for "our" Remi Nadeau, whose Canyon Country deer park became North Oaks [story]
    Remi Nadeau
    Volunteers are needed to help make fresh garland and vintage-style decorations for the Antelope Valley Indian Museum in preparation for Holidays on the Homestead.
    Antelope Valley Indian Museum Looking for Volunteers to Decorate for the Holidays
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Friday 29 new deaths and 2,073 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 38,955 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
    Friday COVID Roundup: County Releases Data from the Last 7 Days
    Find something for everyone at the various events happening in Santa Clarita this holiday season including Six Flags Magic Mountain's magical winter experience, an international film festival and holiday shows.
    City Highlights Activities for Holiday Fun in Santa Clarita
    The city of Santa Clarita's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission will hold its Regular Meeting Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6:00 p.m.
    Dec. 2: Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission Regular Meeting
    1916 - A score of Wobblies bust up Newhall Jail after commandeering SP freight train [story]
    Wobblies logo
    The Antelope Valley Indian Museum announced it will host the 10th annual Holidays on the Homestead celebration on Saturday, Dec, 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Dec. 4: Antelope Valley Indian Museum Invites All to 10th Annual ‘Holidays on the Homestead’
    Every November in honor of National Family Caregiver Month, Los Angeles County Department Of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) recognizes the important role of Los Angeles County's caregivers who provide essential care, support and medical assistance to older and dependent adults.
    WDACS Celebrates Caregivers in LA County
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health shared how to avoid foodborne illness, also known as food poisoning, with families celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday.
    Public Health Shares Safe Food Preparation Tips for the Holidays
    The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management announced it will be on high alert due to the potential of very strong winds and fire weather conditions that will impact much of our County through Friday morning.
    County Residents Urged to Stay Vigilant as Strong Winds, Fire Weather Forecasted
    Just in time for this Thanksgiving holiday, Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc., in partnership with Christy Smith and Grocery Outlet, donated turkeys, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, green beans and additional non-perishables for their annual Thanksgiving Dinner Event on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
    Samuel Dixon Family Health Center Shares Thanksgiving Dinners to Families in Need
    1875 - Vasquez lieutenant Clodoveo Chavez reportedly killed by bounty hunters in Arizona Territory [story]
    Clodoveo Chavez story
    The season of giving is here, and the Department of Public Social Services  is encouraging the public to consider sponsoring a family as part of its annual holiday Adopt-A-Family Program benefiting low-income families throughout the County of Los Angeles.
    Social Services Urges Others to ‘Adopt-A-Family’
    It’s time to clean our closets for charity and support the Flair Cleaners 19th Annual Holiday Clothing and Shoe Drive Nov. 26 through Dec. 31, 2021.
    Flair Cleaners Holiday Clothing Drive Returns for 19th Year
    Princess Cruises, the Santa Clarita based cruise line, is announcing new Oceanic destinations, including their longest ever World Cruise.
    Princess Cruises Announces New Oceanic Cruises and Beyond
    As part of an ongoing effort to help students recover from learning loss, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will host a town hall to spotlight best practices and secure new ideas to support literacy and biliteracy goals.
    State Superintendent to Highlight Best Practices to Support Literacy
    The College of the Canyons music department will present its fall “Electronica Musique” show on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theater.
    COC Music Presents Fall Electronica Concert
    2003 - Ruth Newhall, longtime co-owner/editor of The Signal, dies in Berkeley [story]
    Ruth Newhall
    College of the Canyons freshman Danielle Salcedo ran down history on Saturday, clocking a program-record time of 17.54.9 on the 5K course at Woodward Park to become the first California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Women’s Cross Country Individual State Champion in school history.
    Danielle Salcedo First CCCAA Individual State Champ in COC Women’s XC History
    Los Angeles County, in partnership with the National Development Council, announced that it has extended the application deadline for its small business rent relief grant project to Sunday, Nov. 28.
    County Extends Application Deadline for Small Business Rent Relief Grant Project
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials confirmed Tuesday 29 new deaths and 725 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 38,802 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
    Tuesday COVID Roundup: Public Health Notes Vaccination Disparities Among Children 5 to 11
    The Los Angeles County Health Officer issued a Cold Weather Alert for the Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures with wind chill temperatures expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Nov. 24: Cold Weather Alert Issued for SCV, AV
    The California Highway Patrol reminds everyone to put safety ahead of turkey and trimmings this Thanksgiving as it kicks off its annual Maximum Enforcement Period beginning Wednesday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 28.
    CHP to Kick off Maximum Enforcement Period During Thanksgiving Weekend
    SCVNews.com
    %d bloggers like this: