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Promoting Health Through Prevention in Los Angeles County

 Volume 8, Number 3   May-June 2018
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Prevention and Detection of West Nile Virus Disease

Last year, Los Angeles County recorded the highest number of deaths from West Nile virus (WNV). As WNV activity is predicted to escalate this month, clinicians are asked to educate patients, especially those who are over 50 years of age or immunocompromised, how to reduce their risk of WNV and to test all patients with aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, acute flaccid paralysis, or nonspecific illness consistent with West Nile fever. READ MORE


Improving the Clinic Experience for Sexual and Gender Minorities

Sexual and gender minorities, including people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), may not disclose important information to clinicians or may avoid seeking services altogether. This article provides a variety of strategies to help make the clinic environment and the clinical encounter more welcoming to LGBT patients. READ MORE



New Print Materials on Mosquito Abatement, West Nile Virus, and Zika Virus

View new LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) print materials for patients. All are available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded or ordered free of charge. VIEW RESOURCES


Updated Reportable Diseases and Conditions List

This one-page list summarizes the diseases and conditions that diagnosing health care providers are mandated to report in LA County. The new format is easier to read and has the latest websites for forms and further information. VIEW LIST


Upcoming Conferences: Valley Fever and Tuberculosis

  • Valley Fever Symposium, May 12, Lancaster. Free CME. LEARN MORE
  • National TB Conference, May 21-24, Palm Springs. LEARN MORE


New Webinar: Making Your Voice Heard - How to Be an Effective Healthcare Advocate

Clinicians can learn how to leverage their medical expertise to positively impact policies that promote the health of patients and communities. In this one-hour archived webinar, Dr. Kyle Ragins, Doctors for America, explains communication techniques, organizing strategies, and roles for physicians in influencing public policy to promote health. 1 credit free CME available.  READ MORE


Announcing the Center for Health Equity Web Portal

The LA County Center for Health Equity just launched its web portal to host information and resources. VIEW WEB PORTAL



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Rx for Prevention, 2018

Published: May 9, 2018