Long Beach health department

Department of Health Receives $225,000 Covered California Navigator Grant

grant-money The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has received a $225,000 Covered California Navigator grant, aimed at increasing health insurance enrollment in the state. Covered California anticipates a total registration of 1.7 million Californians by the end of the coming open-enrollment period.

Long Beach City Health Officer Encourages Residents To Get Annual Flu Shot

flu vaccine The Health Department continues to encourage flu vaccinations for all people 6 months of age and older. The change in seasons and cooler weather is a reminder that it’s time for residents to get their annual flu shot.

Long Beach Health Department Well-Prepared to Respond to Ebola Occurrence If Needed

ebola Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that there is a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) in Texas. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) would like to reassure the residents of Long Beach that there are no suspected cases of Ebola here in our City.

Health Department Hosts Home-Based Food Sales Workshop Tonight

food The Health Department invites the public to attend a free workshop: “Cottage Food Operations: Launch a Food Business from your Home.” The workshop will teach important requirements on how to become a cottage food operator, safely process food, and make proper food labels.

Long Beach Residents Continue to Suffer Effects of West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus - Mosquito The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services reminds residents that West Nile Virus continues to be a problem in Southern California. As of Monday, September 15, 2014, there have been 17 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Long Beach, including one death.

First Death in Long Beach This Year Associated to West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus - Mosquito Dr. Mitchell Kushner, City Health Officer, encourages all residents to protect themselves against West Nile Virus. Dr. Mitchell Kushner, Public Health Officer for the City of Long Beach, today announced the first death this year due to complications associated with West Nile Virus (WNV).

City Health Officer Encourages Students to Be Current With Pertussis Vaccinations

pertussis-cough-900 With school starting, it is a perfect time to update your children’s immunizations. This year, it is especially important for students to be up to date with their pertussis, or “whooping cough” vaccinations as cases continue to increase throughout California.

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.

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