Author Archive

Chinaza

Chinaza

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed the first death due to West Nile virus (WNV) for the 2018 season in Los Angeles County. The patient, a resident of the San Fernando Valley area, was hospitalized in early September and died from WNV- associated neuro-invasive …

This message is intended for internal medicine, infectious disease, family medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and urgent care providers. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages • An outbreak of endemic flea-borne typhus has been identified in downtown Los Angeles. Six of the nine cases have occurred in persons experiencing homelessness. • …

Join us for the inaugural Southern California Women in Medicine Conference! The Southern California Medical Societies are proud to present an inspiring day dedicated to the education and empowerment of our female physicians. Topics will include: creating balance the business of medicine importance of advocacy and legislative involvement and finding …

On September 5th, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas along with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and community partners unveiled the new Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Public Health. The Healing Center will serve a community that experiences the highest rates …

This message is intended for primary care, urgent care, emergency, pediatric, and internal medicine, infectious disease, and laboratory providers. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages A patient with infectious measles visited Santa Monica from August 8-10, 2018. Health care providers should consider the diagnosis of measles among persons presenting with a …

Overview Now in our third year in Los Angeles, and our fourth year in Southern California, the 2018 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference convenes one of the largest, most diverse gatherings of senior health care executives and health policy leaders from across the state. Join us on September …

Article was originally published on CMADocs.org Not long ago, health insurance companies limited access to insurance and quality health care for millions of Californians, using notorious practices like post-claim underwriting to deny patients care the moment they got sick. Frighteningly, a new bill introduced in Sacramento would drag us back to …

This article originally appeared on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website On Monday, July 30th, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, former County Health Officer and Director of the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) was sworn in as the new Los Angeles County Health Officer. A noted national …

Governor Jerry Brown signed a $139 billion California budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The budget continues the Administration’s commitment to using the Proposition 56 tobacco tax funding to provide supplemental payments for Medi-Cal providers, with $500 million in tobacco tax funds allocated to improve provider reimbursement through supplemental payments. …

What a Night it Was On June 21st, LACMA hosted a historic evening as we held the 147th annual Installation of President and Officers, honoring C. Freeman, MD, MBA, FAPA, as the new president of LACMA and the first African American female president of the organization. The evening was filled …