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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

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Initiative



The Mission of the Contra Costa Health Services Pride Initiative is to integrate practices and policies that foster: a safe and inclusive environment, equal access and quality health care services, as well as awareness, acceptance and respect for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender employees and service recipients.

Vision

Contra Costa Health Services is a model of equality, respect and health for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) people.

Goals

  • County is safe, supportive, and provides a welcoming environment for LGBT clients, consumers, customers, patients, and staff.
  • CCHS workforce is trained appropriately to serve LGBT community.
  • Pride Initiative efforts are visible and have demonstrated in CCHS a measurable impact.


Want to contribute to the health of the LGBTQ community. Join the first long term health study of LGBTQ people today! Download The PRIDE Study app to tell researchers what matters most to you about your health.


Contact

Natasha Petit, LCSW, 925-374-2185
and
Brian Kuennemeier, MA, 510-231-9572, ext 5