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Health Department Receives National Award

lbcityseal-900x600 The Long Beach Health Department has received a national award for using social media to engage its community partners and staff, and has been selected to present its social media strategies during a national public health convention later this year.

Rabid Skunk Discovered in Long Beach

skunk The City of Long Beach Health Officer reminds residents to vaccinate their pets and avoid contact with wild animals following confirmation of a case of rabies. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) confirmed a skunk found on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in the 90815 area of Long Beach tested positive for rabies.

Assessing Health Needs; Department of Health and Human Services Invites Residents to Participate in Survey

survey The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is in the process of assessing the health needs of the women, infants, children, and adolescents who live in Long Beach. They are seeking information from residents in order to find out as much as they can about the health concerns of the population.

LB Health Department Hosts Insurance Enrollment Event Today

Healthcare Enrollment Staff from the Long Beach Health Department will answer questions about healthcare reform and Medi-Cal and Covered California eligibility. On Thursday, November 7, 2013, the Health Department will hold a free health insurance enrollment event from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Miller Family Health Education Center, located at 3820 Cherry Avenue in Long Beach.

Health Department To Host Health Insurance Enrollment Event

health-care On Thursday, November 7, 2013, the Health Department will hold a free health insurance enrollment event from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Miller Family Health Education Center, located at 3820 Cherry Avenue in Long Beach. Certified enrollment counselors will provide enrollment assistance with Medi-Cal and Covered California applications.

Survey Shows Increasing Homeless Population has More Access to Shelter

Access to Shelter More homeless people, especially veterans, are off the street and in shelters in Long Beach. “Additional resources and better coordination among our partners are paying off as we continue to help people who find themselves homeless,” Mayor Bob Foster said.

Are Reusable Bags Safe? Schipske Wants More Information on Educating Consumers

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is asking for a report from the City Public Health Officer concerning educational efforts by the Health Department to inform grocers and their customers about the need to clean reusable bags that may be the source of bacteria.

Health Dept Reinvents PHAT Tuesday

Phat Tuesday with Long Beach Health Dept Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are all preventable conditions, tied to good nutrition and exercise. With these conditions at record levels nationally, the Long Beach Health Department will be hosting a series of free special health screening events to assist residents in their quest toward improved health.

City Manager Names Susan Price Interim Health Department Director

Susan Price named Interim Director On Thursday City Manager Patrick West named Susan Price, Manager of the Community Health Bureau, to be Interim Director of the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department).

With Flu Season Approaching, LB Department of Health Provides Low Cost Flu Shots

health-tips-flu Why risk a bad case of the flu? Protect yourself with a flu shot from the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services. Flu season will arrive soon in Southern California, and with flu vaccine in plentiful supply currently, you can protect yourself, your family, your co-workers and the community from the flu by getting a flu shot.

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