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Resources for You and Your Patients

July-August 2018

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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 Los Angeles County. All resources are available online and are free of charge.

  Extreme Heat in Los Angeles County Website


Extreme Heat in LA County - Website

New website with resources to help patients stay safe and healthy in the heat. Resources include flyers, information about how to prevent and recognize heat-related illness, lists of cooling centers and county pools, and links to assistance programs that help eligible low-income families meet home heating and/or cooling needs.

Click the image to view or visit

Poster - Stay Healthy in the Heat


Stay Healthy in the Heat - Flyer

Flyer with tips to prevent heat-related illness and information regarding cooling center locations (air-conditioned public buildings where one can go for free to stay cool).

Flyer (8.5" x 11"). English/Spanish

Click the image to view.



  Los Angeles County TB Control Program Website


Tuberculosis Control Program - Website

Redesigned website with Tuberculosis (TB) resources for providers and patients including TB reporting forms, risk assessments, testing and treatment guidelines, training and CME opportunities, and patient educational materials.

Click the image to view or visit

  Postcard - Syphilis prevention in pregnancy


Syphilis in Women  - Action Kit

Provider and patient resources for preventing, screening, and treating syphilis in women including sexual history postcards; syphilis screening, staging, and treatment recommendations; syphilis CME; and patient education FAQs, wallet cards, postcards, and posters.

Click the image to view or visit

  Poster - Black tar heroin and botulism


Wound Botulism Warning - Poster

Poster warning about contamination of black tar heroin. Lists symptoms requiring emergency medical care.

Poster (8.5" x 11"). English and Spanish.

Click the image to view.

Visit the DPH Botulism webpage for additional information and updates.

  Booklet for patients - Carbapanem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)


Carbapanem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) -
Booklet for Patients, Residents, Caregivers, Family and Friends

Plain-language booklet (17 pages, 8.5” x 11”).

Download here or click the image to view.

Visit the DPH CRE webpage for additional information and resources.

  Booklet - Policy and Guidance for Visitors in Healthcare Settings


Policy and Guidance for Visitors in Healthcare Settings - Provider Guide

Provides guidance on infection control practices pertaining to visitors in healthcare settings (e.g., acute care hospitals, long term acute care facilities, and skilled nursing facilities). Includes sample visitation policies.

7 page booklet

Download here or click the image to view.

  Online database - Licensed and certified health facilities


California Health Facility Information Database
(Cal Health Find) - Website

California Department of Public Health

Online database of all licensed and certified health facilities (e.g., acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health and agencies) in California, including information regarding licensing and certification status, Medicare and Medi-Cal acceptance, and complaints. For providers and for the public.

Click the image or here to search the database.


"DPH Resources for Providers and Patients" featured in Rx for Prevention:

July 2019: Specimen collection for common vaccine preventable diseases, STD facts, scabies FAQs, and safe pain management website.

May 2019: Measles, Environmental Health, Mosquito-borne Disease, and Ebola Virus Disease.

November 2018: Flea-borne Typhus, Respiratory Disease Prevention, Tobacco Cessation, and Substance Use Disorder Services.

September 2018: Provider toolkits on Pertussis, Measles, and Mumps, and print materials on Respiratory Disease Prevention and Contamination of Black Tar Heroin with Clostridium Botulinum

July 2018: Extreme Heat, Syphilis, Tuberculosis, Wound Botulism, Carbapanem-Resistant Enterobacteriacea materials, Infection Control Guidelines for Visitors to Health Care Settings, and links to Licensed and Certified Health Facilities

May 2018: Mosquito Abatement, West Nile Virus, and Zika Virus print materials

March 2018: Health Professionals’ Web Portal

January 2018: Cannabis and Antibiotic Awareness materials

November 2017: TB Testing and Treatment, Hepatitis A, Climate Change, Exide, and Zika materials


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