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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit cchealth.org for smoke tips and airnow.gov for air quality in your area


In the Spring of 2004 Contra Costa Health Services began to discuss outreach and education to the community in regards to emergency preparedness. With an award winning Spanish language talk show already on the air and a successful working relationship with Contra Costa Television, Contra Costa Health Services decided to create a new and exciting television program.

Get Ready, Get Healthy, now airing on Contra Costa Television, provides the Contra Costa community with important emergency preparedness information as well as other vital health topics.

The 30-minute program provides residents with access to health information from local experts who will help raise awareness and inform families about available resources.

Get Ready, Get Healthy was created to provide professional quality programming in an upbeat, comprehensive manner with the community in mind.

Topics to be covered include Creating an Emergency Plan, Preparing Children for Disasters, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more.