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Rx for Prevention Is Back!

A welcome from the editors to this inaugural digital issue of Rx for Prevention, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) publication for health care providers. READ MORE

 

The Role of Health Care Providers in Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose Deaths in Los Angeles County

Prescription drug overdoses are now the leading cause of injury death in the U.S. surpassing deaths from motor vehicle accidents and from gun homicides. Physicians and other health care providers are in a unique and respected position to shape our community’s perspective on how to view and respond to pain. READ MORE

 

Eliminating Tuberculosis in Los Angeles County: A Call to Primary Care Providers to Screen and Treat TB Infection [1 credit free CME available]

TB will not be eliminated in the U.S. without treatment of latent TB infection. Learn about new tools from the DPH TB Control Program designed to help clinicians detect and treat TB infection.  READ MORE

 

2017 Immunization Recommendations

This article, by DPH Immunization experts, provides a synopsis of the most important changes in CDC vaccine recommendations. READ MORE

 

Post Outbreak Report: Measles 2016-2107

A summary of the December 2016-February 2017 outbreak in LA County and take home points for clinicians. READ MORE

 

Report Released: “Health Indicators for Women in Los Angeles County”

There is evidence of significant gains made in the health of women over the past 3 years; however, half of women in LA County continue to live in poverty, and homelessness has increased dramatically. READ MORE

 

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