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Protect Yourself From Flu


Last updated: January 19, 2018, 12:14 pm

California and Contra Costa are seeing high levels of flu activity. We remind the community to take the following steps to prevent the spread of flu.

  • Get your flu vaccine
  • Clean hands often with soap and water or with hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home when you’re sick

People with flu like symptoms should call their health plan's Advice Nurses to get help with self-care or to help them decide if they need to visit an urgent care clinic, make an appointment with their health care provider or go to an emergency room. Rarely is emergency room needed for flu or respiratory issues.

Contra Costa Health Plan members and Contra Costa residents who do not have health coverage can call 1-877-661-6230 and select option 1 to speak to an Advice Nurse.

See more information about flu and flu prevention.

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Advice Nurse Flu Flyer

Reducing Health Disparities


CCHS has a department-wide goal to reduce health disparities by addressing issues of diversity and linguistic and cultural competence. Read more in our progress report.

This vision can only be achieved through a multi-year, multi-strategy commitment to reduce health disparities in specific health conditions over time. The Health Director and Division Directors are committed to implementing three broad objectives as initial steps in reducing health disparities among the people serviced by Health Services programs.

The objectives are:

  • Improve linguistic access.
  • Implement training and related activities on diversity and cultural and linguistic access competence that will foster broad organizational growth and change.
  • further develop an organizational climate that values patient, client, customer and employee diversity and addresses health disparities.

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Contact Us

Concepcion Trevino James
Reducing Health Disparities Manager
50 Douglas Drive, Suite 310
Martinez, CA 94553
925-957-5421
cjames@hsd.cccounty.us