The Second District STD Control Plan

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STD)

We as adults are failing our youth if we don’t provide them with the proper tools to evaluate their choices so that they are able to make the best decisions.  We are also failing our young people if we don’t adequately convey an understanding that they are a big part of the society, that they are vital to the structure of our communities and that their wellbeing is of utmost importance. We need an approach that goes beyond graphs, statistics, maps and data to provide direction to our youth.

The Second District STD Control Plan embraces a comprehensive community-engaged strategy that seeks to give youth the best available guidance and tools to enable them to make better choices regarding their physical, mental and sexual health. A clinical approach alone will not be effective in preventing STD without addressing the underlying issues of self-worth and self-respect.  Through this initiative, we want to enable the youth to value themselves enough to take action to protect themselves from high-risk behaviors.

The Second District STD Control Plan incorporates six components:

  • Community Engagement
  • Expanded Screening
  • Social Marketing
  • Case Management
  • School Level Programs
  • Public Relations

The STD Community Advisory Group (CAG) meetings are held with stakeholders, service providers and community leaders.  Below are the agendas and the meeting minutes for the past meetings.

 

Second District STD Control Plan Community Stakeholder Group 2012 Meeting Agendas and Minutes:

 

 

 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital Campus Master Plan Gets a Thumbs Up

On the 84th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, plans for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital campus received a thumbs up from the Board of Supervisors, as they unanimously approved the master plan for an expansive health and wellness campus in South Los Angeles. The MLK campus will be at the heart of a web of community wellness resources. It recommends not only expansion of the new hospital and existing Multi-Ambulatory Care Center, but it also urges a new mental health urgent care center, mixed-use retail space, medical office space, connected community gardens, safe pedestrian walkways and recreational facilities to promote wellness and physical activity, among other suggestions.

A priority project for Board Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, the in-patient hospital is expected to be completed by 2013. The master plan was the result of a year-long community planning process, and was formed with the input of hundreds of residents, civic leaders, business owners and health care advocates.

The master plans is a roadmap, not a hard and fixed requirement, but it seek to anticipate the future direction of healthcare and prepare for that new day. It also lays out a vision for the entire 142-acre Willowbrook community that surrounds the campus.

Off campus, the plan envisions space for school-based health centers, mobile clinics, blood banks, and community health centers to support the work of the MLK campus and provide a more holistic approach to health care. The plan recommends a new health park and a series of connected community gardens, safe pedestrian walkways, and recreational facilities to promote wellness and physical activity. It promotes access to healthier food options and includes space for retail. It also increases access to public transportation.

“I am thrilled with the passage of this master plan,” said the Chairman. “It is our goal to bring a complete and comprehensive network of services—not just a hospital—to South Los Angeles. The planning process was intense and intensive, but it was well worth it. This document will serve as a guide for many years to come as we bring top-notch services to a community that has long waited for quality care.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital Campus Master Plan