ABOUT RX FOR PREVENTION 

Rx for Prevention is intended for physicians and other health care providers practicing in LA County. Our objective is to provide information on important public health issues that have relevance to health professionals' work. Rx for Prevention articles cover a broad array of topics, including chronic disease, injury and violence, substance use disorders, environmental health, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and other communicable diseases of public health interest. We seek to ensure that articles include clear steps to apply directly to your clinical practice and/or to support action at a community or policy level. There are six issues of Rx for Prevention a year, each with feature articles, resources for you and your patients, and brief updates.

We recognize how busy physicians are and take great pains to ensure that the articles we share are relevant and readable.  We welcome feedback on the content of the publication and any ideas on topics to cover in the future.

Rx for Prevention is published by the LA County Department of Public Health.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director

Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Health Officer

 

EDITORS IN CHIEF

Jeffrey D. Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH 

Paul Simon, MD, MPH 

 

DEPUTY EDITORS

Sarah Guerry, MD

Ali Stirland, MBChB, MSc

 

MANAGING EDITOR

Julia Heinzerling, MPH

EDITORIAL BOARD

Sharon Balter, MD

Condessa Curley, MD, MPH

Robert Gilchick, MD, MPH

Eloisa Gonzalez, MD, MPH

Seira Kurian, MD, MPH

Janina Morrison, MD, MPH

Rita Singhal, MD, MPH

 

EXTERNAL ADVISORS

Ursula Baffigo, MD, MPH

Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, MBA

Elisa A. Nicholas, MD, MSPH

Jagruti Shukla, MD, MPH

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Alan Albert

 


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Use of trade names and commercial sources in Rx for Prevention is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH).References to non-LACDPH sites on the Internet are provided as a service to Rx for Prevention readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by LACDPH. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is not responsible for the content of these sites. URL addresses listed in Rx for Prevention were current as of the date of publication

 

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