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4th Annual Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Event Helps to End Veteran Homelessness in Long Beach

4th-annual-vash Veteran’s Day is a time to honor our US military service personnel, and it’s also an opportunity to assert our commitment to ensure Veterans are fully integrated into our communities once they return to civilian life.

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.

Community Invited to Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month

disability-employment-month The community is invited to join the City of Long Beach and the Citizens Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD) in a celebration recognizing October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Long Beach Civic Center’s Centennial Plaza, located directly outside City Hall, 333 W.

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.

City’s Cultural Diversity Takes Center Stage at Color Me Long Beach Event

color-me-long-beach USA Today has called Long Beach the most diverse city in the United States. COLOR ME LONG BEACH: A Multicultural Urban Arts and Video Experience, offers the community an opportunity to experience that diversity in a celebration of multicultural urban arts and video representing the many communities that call Long Beach home.

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.

MemorialCare Hires Experts to Improve Well-Being of Patients

MemorialCare Health System names Helen Macfie, PharmD, Chief Transformation Officer, and Regina Berman, MA, BSN, Vice President of Population Health MemorialCare Health System names Helen Macfie, PharmD, Chief Transformation Officer, and Regina Berman, MA, BSN, Vice President of Population Health MemorialCare Health System named two national experts to lead its efforts in improving the health of communities in Southern California.

Immigration, Community Groups Form Coalition to Organize Workers

campaign-end-wage-theft 150 people gathered at First Congregational Church on Saturday, May 10 to launch a city-wide campaign to organize low-wage workers and their families, community leaders, youth and students, and faith leaders to respond to the growing problem of wage theft in Long Beach.

City Health Officer Reports Whooping Cough Increasing in Long Beach

pertussis-cough-900 Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is on the rise in Long Beach and City health officials are encouraging residents to immunize themselves and their families against this preventable disease.

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