for Prevention

Resources for Providers and Patients

July 2019

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View recent releases from DPH: a poster about specimen collection for common vaccine preventable diseases, a new website with safe pain management information for health care providers and patients, and patient information on STDs and scabies.


Specimen Collection Poster for Common Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Specimen Collection for Common Vaccine Preventable Diseases - Poster

Information about specimen collection, labeling, and handling for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella tests.

Poster (8.5" x 11")

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Safe Pain Management Website

Safe Pain Management Website

New website launched by DPH Substance Abuse Prevention and Control to raise awareness of the risks of misusing prescription opioids, offer tools to inform discussions with healthcare providers on safe pain management, and provide treatment resources for those dependent on or addicted to opioids.

Also outlines resources for caregivers, including providers, on safe pain management, signs of opioid misuse, safe disposal of prescription drugs, medication for addiction treatment (MAT), and overdose education resources.

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Trifold Brochure STD Facts

STD Facts - Trifold Flyer

Describes what STDs are, identifies the signs of infection, recommends actions to prevent STDs, and lists LA County DPH STD clinic locations.

Tri-fold Flyer (8.5" x 11"). English  Spanish 

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Scabies FAQ flyer

Scabies FAQs

FAQs that address scabies transmission, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Flyer (8.5" x 11"). English  Spanish

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Visit the DPH Scabies webpage for additional information including LAC DPH and CDPH guidelines for the prevention and control of scabies in healthcare settings.


"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