County Departments of Public Health

List of County Departments of Public Health Alameda Alameda County Public Health Department 1000 Broadway, Suite 500,Oakland, CA 94607Tel: (510) 267-8000 Website: http://www.acphd.org/ Alpine Alpine County Public Health Services Department 75 Diamond Valley RoadMarkleeville, CA 96120Tel: 530-694-2235 Website: http://www.alpinecountyca.gov/Index.aspx?NID=201 Amador Amador County Health Department 10877 Conductor BlvdSutter Creek, CA 95685Tel: (209) 223-6407 Website: https://www.amadorgov.org/services/public-health Butte Butte County Public Health Department 202 Mira Loma DriveOroville, CA 95965Tel: (530) 552-4000 Website: http://www.buttecounty.net/publichealth/Home.aspx Calaveras Calaveras County Public Health Services Department 700 Mountain Ranch Rd Suite C-2San Andreas, CA 95249 Tel: (209) 754-6460 Website: https://publichealth.calaverasgov.us/Public-Health/edgpid/537/edgmid/8683 Colusa Colusa County Public Health Division 547 Market StreetColusa, CA 95932Tel: 530-458-0508 Website: http://www.countyofcolusa.org/99/Public-Health Contra Costa Contra Costa County Public Health 597 Center Avenue, Suite 200Martinez, California 94553Tel: (925) 313-6712 Website: https://cchealth.org/public-health/ Del Norte Del Norte Public Health Branch 400 L StreetCrescent City, CA 95531 Tel: (707) 464-0861 Website: http://www.co.del-norte.ca.us/departments/health-human-services/public-health El Dorado El Dorado Public Health Programs & Services 931 Spring StreetPlacerville, CA 95667Tel: (530) 621-6100 Website: https://www.edcgov.us/PublicHealth/ Fresno Fresno County Department of Public Health 1221 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93721Tel: (559) 600-3200 Website: https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health Glenn Glenn Public Health 240 North Villa Ave Willows, CA 95988Tel: (530) 934-6588 Website: https://www.countyofglenn.net/dept/health-human-services/public-health/welcome Humboldt Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services 529 I St.Eureka, CA 95501Tel: (707) 445-6200 Website: https://humboldtgov.org/330/Public-Health Imperial Imperial County Public Health Department 935 Broadway, El Centro, CA 92243Tel: (442) 265-1444 Website: http://www.icphd.org/ Inyo Inyo County Department of Health and Human Services 207 A West South StBishop, CA93514 Tel:(760) 873-7868 Website: https://www.inyocounty.us/services/health-human-services/public-health-and- prevention-division Kern Kern County Public Health Services Department 1800 Mt.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Mitigation Plan Recommendations for Testing of Health Care Personnel (HCP) and Residents at Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)

AFL 20-53.2 From the California Department of Public Health  July 31, 2020 TO: Skilled Nursing Facilities SUBJECT: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Mitigation Plan Recommendations for Testing of Health Care Personnel (HCP) and Residents at Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) (This AFL supersedes AFL 20-53.1) All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL provides recommendations from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for SNFs developing COVID-19 Mitigation Plans.

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CMS unveils new Data Quality Atlas Tool for researchers

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid released a new public online tool called the “Data Quality (DQ) Atlas” allowing individuals to review the quality and usability of Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) Research Identifiable Files (RIF) and determine if the data can meet research needs.   The DQ Atlas builds on the goals of the T-MSIS initiative to improve user understanding of Medicaid and CHIP data and its quality. 

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Family sues Visalia nursing home after 87-year-old man dies from COVID-19

By Robert Rodriguez, The Fresno Bee, July 30 2020 Redwood Springs Healthcare Center in Visalia has had six patients die due to coronavirus. GOOGLE EARTH The family of Santiago Gonzalez, an 87-year-old former resident of Redwood Springs Healthcare Center in Visalia, is suing the nursing home for wrongful death after he contracted COVID-19 and died. The family alleges in the lawsuit, filed by their attorney Warren Paboojian, that the healthcare center failed to protect its staff, employees and residents — even as COVID-19 was gaining a foothold in Tulare County.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Mitigation Plan Recommendations for Testing of Health Care Personnel (HCP) and Residents at Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)

AFL 20-53.1 From the California Department of Public Health July 29, 2020 TO: Skilled Nursing Facilities SUBJECT: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Mitigation Plan Recommendations for Testing of Health Care Personnel (HCP) and Residents at Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)(This AFL supersedes AFL 20-53) All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL provides recommendations from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for SNFs developing COVID-19 Mitigation Plans.

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Trump Administration Continues to Keep Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs Low for Seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2020 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the average basic premium for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, which cover prescription drugs that beneficiaries pick up at a pharmacy. For the first time seniors that use insulin will be able to choose a prescription drug plan in their area that offers a broad set of insulins for no more than $35 per month per prescription.

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Deployment of Online Survey Application for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) SNF Mitigation Surveys

AFL 20-63 From the California Department of Public Health July 28, 2020 TO: Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) SUBJECT: Deployment of Online Survey Application for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) SNF Mitigation Surveys All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL announces the California Department of Public Health (CDPH’s) phased launch of a new online application for conducting surveys and investigations.Beginning August 7, 2020, CDPH will use the Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) Inspect to conduct COVID-19 Mitigation Surveys and submit Statements of Deficiencies to SNFs.

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No Visitors Leading to Despair and Isolation in Senior Care Homes

By Jared Whitlock, Voice of San Diego, July 28 2020 Natasha Josefowitz looks beyond her balcony at the White Sands Retirement Community in La Jolla. / Photo by Adriana Heldiz When Jan Thompson drops off care packages to her 95-year-old mom, about 8 feet separate them. It’s the closest they’ve been in a while. Her mom lives at Monte Vista Village in Lemon Grove.

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CMS Updates Data on COVID-19 Impacts on Medicare Beneficiaries

July 28, 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released its first monthly update of data that provides a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on the Medicare population. For the first time, the snapshot includes data for American Indian/Alaskan Native Medicare beneficiaries. The new data indicate that American Indian/Alaskan Native beneficiaries have the second highest rate of hospitalization for COVID-19 among racial/ethnic groups after Blacks.

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