Upcoming Webinars - September 

Voting & Health: Opportunities to Expand Inclusion September 15, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET: Webinar will review policies and approaches that impact voter registration, outline the current landscape of challenges and opportunities in registering the hardest-to-reach populations and explore innovative ways to promote voter registration, such as automatic voter registration specifically through state Medicaid programs

Use and Misuse of Psychological Testing in the Evaluation of Black Patients: September 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM | MHTTC

The Fourth Wave: Addressing Fentanyl and the Overdose Crisis – September 17th: 10am – 12pm PDT see attached flyer (Free CME’s) register: https://bit.ly/fentanyl-fourth-wave

Transform 911- First annual convening September 17, 2021 11:00 am – 1:45 pm CT - The University of Chicago Health Lab is gathering experts in health care, academia, government, emergency response and public safety—in collaboration with advocates and elected leaders via virtual roundtables and working groups—to examine how to transform America’s 911 system register: https://www.transform911.org/convenings/

Lunch and Learn with Dr David Goodman Meza of UCLA Chipts. September 24th:  12pm PDT. Dr Goodman will be discussing infectious disease and SUD.  Register: https://bit.ly/SeptemberLunchLearn

Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 1: Discrimination with Intention- Cultural & Structural Racism, October 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC

Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 2: The Other IQ- Cultural Intelligence & its SignificanceOctober 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC:

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

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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

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

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.

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.

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 Monday 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.

USEFUL LINKS

California Mental Health and Substance Abuse Hotlines

Mental health disorders are among the most common medical conditions faced by Californians. An astonishing one in six residents suffer from some type of mental disorder. Furthermore, just last year California Behavioral Health (CBH) announced that around 8% of state residents suffer from substance abuse disorder. These are some scary statistics. We want to help. The following hotlines are available to all residents of the Golden State, and the last two are available nationally. If you or someone you love needs help, please call whichever hotline is most suitable, and please call today.

California 2-1-1
As a Californian resident, simply dialing 211 leads to an entire network of free and confidential assistance. California 2-1-1 offers free counseling, treatment programs, free information on mental health and substance abuse, as well as legal services and much more.

 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

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

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