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for Prevention

Promoting Health Through Prevention in Los Angeles County

 Volume 8, Number 4   July-August 2018
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Optimizing Care for Women of Reproductive Age with One Key Question®

Health care providers need a way to quickly and efficiently address preventive reproductive health with their female patients. Routine screening for pregnancy desire can be integrated into the health care visit by asking One Key Question - “Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?” Clinicians and their teams can use the responses to take steps to improve their patient’s health. READ MORE


One Degree: A New Interactive Website to Link Patients to Local Community-Based Resources

Health care providers in LA County now have access to One Degree, a website and app-based tool, with over 6,500 community-based resources for health and wellness such as exercise classes, health education classes, and food banks. Providers can quickly search for services and print or electronically transmit information to their patients. One Degree can also be used by patients and providers to create and track care plans. READ MORE


New Reports and Datasets Released: “Los Angeles County City and Community Health Profiles”

The Department of Public Health has released a first-of-its-kind series of health profile reports for Los Angeles County cities and communities. These reports provide the most detailed information available to date on the health of residents in cities and communities across LA County and on the varied conditions that influence their health. VIEW RESOURCES



Brief Updates from DPH

  • First human case of West Nile virus in LA County. View press release. View Rx for Prevention article.
  • West Nile virus and mosquito abatement materials now available in Spanish. Download.
  • Wound botulism cases associated with heroin. View health alerts and/or subscribe to LAHAN.
  • Revised Reportable Diseases and Conditions: Second fax number now available for reporting. View the updated reporting list.
  • Immunization Coalition of Los Angeles County meeting: July 31, 2018, 9:30 am at the California Endowment. Clinicians are encouraged to attend to hear updates on vaccine-preventable diseases and the featured presentation: “Quality Improvement Processes to Improve HPV Immunization Coverage Levels: Data From 20 Pediatric Sites in LA County.” Registration is required. Learn More.


Resources for You and Your Patients

Take advantage of a variety of clinician and patient educational resources. Topics include extreme heat, tuberculosis, syphilis in women, preventing wound botulism, carbapanem-resistant Enterobacteriacea, visitor guidelines for health care facilities, and a resource for selecting licensed and certified health care facilities in LA County. All resources are available online and are free of charge. VIEW LIST



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Rx for Prevention, 2018

Published: July 12, 2018