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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Public Comment Sought for Draft MHSA Workforce Education and Training Plan

UPDATE: The date and time for this public hearing has been changed to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2008.

December 11, 2008

Archived. This is an older press release from 2008 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is currently seeking public comment on its draft Workforce Education and Training (WE&T) plan, which is funded by Prop. 63 (also known as the Mental Health Services Act - MHSA). The goal of WE&T is to create a high standard for people who work in of are involved with the mental health field.


The draft plan and the public comment form are available on the Mental Health Division´s MHSA website ( Copies of the draft plan also are available at the CCHS Mental Health Administration offices, 1340 Arnold Drive Suite 200, Martinez. The public also may request a copy of the plan be sent via mail by calling 925-957-5150.


Public comments must be received by Monday, January 12, 2009


Comment should be made in writing and forms can be hand delivered or mailed to 1340 Arnold Drive Suite 200, Martinez, CA 94553. The public can also send comments via email to or via fax to 925-957-5156. Comments may also be made at the Mental Health Commission´s public hearing at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2008 in the Concord Police Department´s Community Room, 1350 Galindo Street, Concord.


WE&T is one of the MHSA components in which Contra Costa Mental Health is conducting an extensive community planning process to create an integrated mental health services system. California voters in November 2004 passed the MHSA, levying an additional 1% tax on individuals with taxable annual income of more than $1 million.

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