January 2021 Integrated Health Meeting

Thank you for attending our January meeting!

Below are links to the slides and information around the two trials Dr David Goodman Meza presented on- Hep C treatment & linkage with peer navigation for justice involved population & mobile unit (with primary care services) for people who use drugs and will be open to medication for addiction treatment. Please feel free to pass this information on to agencies/folks who may benefit. As discussed, there is financial incentive/compensation and the phlebotomist comes to the participant. Very hopeful to see this improve linkage to services and retention in treatment.

HPN094 - Site Presentation

LINK2-LINKHCV-MEPS Fact Sheet

LINKHCV Site presentation

HPTN094Factsheet

 

Our conversation continued around Covid-19 vaccine roll out, outbreak tracking inside and at transitional housing and what support we can provide from our committee. UCLA Covid 19 behind bars is the website was referenced in the meeting.

Lastly, our meetings will now be held the first Monday of each month, from 1-3. Next meeting being Feb 1, 1-3.

New Reports

Webinars:

Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations

Part 2: The Hidden Self- Exploring our Implicit Bias
January 19, 2021 | Anthony President
Register | View course description

Part 3: Cultural Humility in the Behavioral Health Space
January 26, 2021 | Anthony President
Register | View course description

Articles

Opioid Use Hits Construction Industry as Overdoses Soar
By Vipal Monga | Photographs by Justin Merriman for The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 5, 2021

Physically challenging work often leads laborers to turn to addictive painkillers, and Covid-19 makes treatment more difficult

Read More

Integrated Health Committee Meeting October 2020

Integrated Health Resources

Seeking members for Community Advisory Board

We Can Stop STD's LA just launched, Project Fierce program. STD rates are disproportionately high in communities of color, and this program is designed to achieve health equity for young women (inclusive of cisgender and trans women) of color in LA County with respect to STDs.

They are looking for 10 community advisory board members to identify sustainable interventions that will best address social determinants of health and prevent STDs in their communities. Please check out the details, and application in the attached flyer and share with any young women of color who would make a great community advisory board member.

Apply Here

 COVID-19 Stimulant Use and Harm Reduction

See the fact Sheet

NIDA’s new handbook
on stigma and word choice around substance use disorder:

https://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/nidamed_words_matter.pdf

All Los Angeles County residents can access a free meditation subscription at http://headspace.com

California County Fact Sheets:

Treatment Gaps in Opioid-Agonist Medication Assisted Therapy (OA-MAT) and Estimates of How Many Additional Prescribers Are Needed
This analysis presents county-level estimates of opioid use disorder (OUD) and treatment needs in California counties.

Authorities nationwide are reporting an uptick in fatal opioid overdoses during social distancing.

The Daily Beast,  May. 03
Kate Briquelet,Senior Reporter
Authorities nationwide are reporting an uptick in fatal opioid overdoses during social distancing.

Read more

OEND

Reducing Opioid Overdose Deaths in LA County by getting people education, medication & services
The LA County Department of Health Services has launched a program to help people save lives from opioid overdose. Follow the link for places in LA where you can find free Naloxone/ Narcan and other resources.

The basic charge is $1.25 a copy. Individual orders of up to 2 books are free for low-income people.

2020 Peoples Guide Now Available!

 

New rules, information, and programs including:
  • The NEW State Rent Control law
  • Real ID—who needs one and how do you get it?
  • The latest information on DACA for immigrant youth
  • How you can expunge convictions to help with job searches
  • WIC is going to an EBT card system
  • What are Blue Cars and how can you use them
  • Diaper banks

Naloxone Training Videos

The LA County-sponsored naloxone training (jail release) videos are available for public use via the links below. There are various versions in English and English with Spanish subtitles. More videos will be rolling out in the coming months.

Overdose Prevention Training Video - 4 min (ENGLISH)

Overdose Prevention Training Video - 15 min (with SPANISH subtitles)

Committee Co-chairs:

Amanda Cowan
acowan@clarematrix.org

Committee meetings will be held every first Tuesday of the month

Integrated Health Committee

The Integrated Health Committee is preparing to reconvene re-entry stakeholders dedicated to improving the comprehensive mental health, physical health, and substance use needs of the reentry population by addressing inequity across systems of care and increasing access to care.

The Integrated Health Committee has just reformed. Please stay tuned for more information coming to this page shortly!