Public Health Week - Across LA County

LA County is gearing up for National Public Health Week, April 1 - 5!

This year’s theme, "Science and Action for Health Across LA County" recognizes the importance of science and its contribution to health. The theme also highlights the significance of building partnerships -- across county departments, academic institutions, community partners and residents – to ensure that all County residents have the opportunities and resources needed for optimal health and well-being. The Department of Public Health (DPH) is excited to host a series of events that highlight our commitments to collective actions that support a diverse workforce, thriving communities and healthy families.

Our shared commitment to uplifting the community voices to enhance treatment: In collaboration with the community and stakeholders, Public Health will hold a listening session and obtain feedback and provide information on the CORE (Connecting to Opportunities for Recovery and Engagement) Centers. Several sites will be opening throughout LA County this year. CORE Centers will serve as hubs to connect residents to substance use prevention and treatment resources.

Our shared commitment to promote healthy workplaces and employee well-being: The Department of Human Resources and DPH will host an Employee Wellness Expo to engage colleagues in shared learning opportunities so that the County’s greatest resource - our employees - have the tools needed to support wellness.

Our shared commitment to promote environmental justice throughout the county: Wilmington Park Elementary School, students, parents and teachers in partnership with Providence Wellness Center will launch its Air Quality Flag Program. The goal is to bring awareness and adjust activities for better health and to support policies that focus on reducing emissions of harmful toxins from industrial sources in socially vulnerable communities.

Our shared commitment to prepare residents to support each other during unanticipated emergencies: Santa Monica College, the Department of Mental Health along with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Division is mobilizing County residents to respond during emergencies. Hands-Only CPR and Stop the Bleeding trainings will be provided.

Our shared commitment to aligning our work to ensure that everyone has the resources and opportunities to achieve optimal health: Public Health will convene partners to bring awareness to West Nile Virus, screen and treat vulnerable TB clients.

Our shared commitment to prevent violence throughout the county: In collaboration with community, stakeholders and county departments, Public Health will launch the Office of Violence Prevention and expand in resources and activities within the County to reduce violence, address trauma and promote healing.

Day Event Location Date and Time Concept Paper Flyer
1 Core Center Listening Session The Wellness Center
1220 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles, Ca 90033
Monday, April 1
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
DAY 1: CORE Center Listening Session See Flyer
2 LA County Health and Wellness Expo Los Angeles Grand Park
200 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90012
Tuesday, April 2 11:00 a.m. – 2: 00 p.m. DAY 2: Employee Wellness Expo See Flyer
3 US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)
Air Quality Flag Program
Wilmington Park Elementary School
1140 Mahar Ave
Wilmington, CA 90744
Wednesday, April 3
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
DAY 3: Launch of the EPA’s Air Quality Flag Program See Flyer
4 Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment Pathways to Home
3804 Broadway Plaza,
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Thursday, April 4
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
DAY 4: Pathways to Home Outreach for Tuberculosis Screening See Flyer
4 Emergency Preparedness and Mental Health Awareness Event Santa Monica City College
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica CA 90405
Thursday, April 4
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

DAY 4: Emergency Preparedness and Mental Health Awareness Event See Flyer
5 Breakfast and Bingo
West Nile Virus Awareness
Joslyn Adult Center
1301 West Olive Avenue
Burbank, Ca 91506
Friday, April 5
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

DAY 5: West Nile Virus Awareness Day See Flyer
5 Launch of the Office of Violence Prevention MLK Center for Public Health
11833 S. Wilmington Ave
Los Angeles, Ca 90059
Friday, April 5
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

DAY 5: The Office of Violence Prevention See Flyer

Public Health Week 2019

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