ALCOHOL & DRUG PROGRAM


1 The 2nd District is committed to ensuring that  quality Alcohol & Drug (A&D) Program  treatment provider agencies are serving our  constituents for A&D related services in our  district. Along with the usual social and  cultural issues, the ongoing economic  recession is contributing to the rising rates of  alcohol and drug related challenges and disorders, in particular among the economically disadvantaged communities in our district. In addition, the upcoming Health Reform mandates that addiction treatment is fully blended with primary care and other medical services.

As treatment for A&D evolves, we recognize the need for resources and current information that is vital to providing the most effective treatment to those in need. Agencies in the 2nd District must be prepared to increase access to services, promote utilization of services, strengthen the quality of addiction treatment services and provide ongoing support services to individuals to help maintain a stable recovery. With the inevitable Health Reform, our agencies can capitalize on new opportunities, promote early case findings, provide more capacity for chronic care, increase treatment capacity and reduce the stigma of addiction. With preparation, the agencies in the 2nd District can provide addiction treatment that is the facet of health care in Los Angeles County.

Please find the list of the A&D Program treatment provider agencies currently serving in the 2nd District

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) INFORMATION

LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) – Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposals (RFP) for California work opportunities and responsibility to kids
(CalWORKs) substance abuse treatment program

County of Los Angeles – Department of Public Health
Release date: 09/07/2010
Proposal due date: 11/08/2010, 3:00 pm

The California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Substance Abuse Treatment program is designed to provide CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work (WtW) program participants with an array of day care habilitative treatment, outpatient counseling, residential medical detoxification, and residential treatment services, as well as, all pertinent aftercare recovery support services, required to promote long-term sobriety as needed by such CalWORKs WtW program participants in overcoming barriers to employment and financial self-sufficiency.

DPH is issuing this competitive selection document (i.e., Request for Proposals [RFP]) in order to solicit proposals from Community Based Organization (CBO) providers. From the received proposals, DPH will select approximately twenty-five (25) of the most qualified, feasible, and cost effective proposers to provide day care habilitative, outpatient counseling, residential medical detoxification, and residential treatment services to eligible CalWORKs WtW program participants.

Link to RFP

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INFORMATION FROM THE 2ND DISTRICT AUGUST 23, 2010 ROUND-TABLE MEETING

The Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas hosted a round-table meeting for the 2nd District’s Alcohol & Drug Program treatment providers in August of 2010. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the state of the Alcohol and Drugs Program within the 2nd District as well as opportunities for improvement and collaboration.

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Providers in the Second District

12nd District constituents are served by eighty-three Alcohol & Drug Program treatment provider agencies in various capacities. Agency names, address, phone/fax numbers and modality description is enclosed.

 

CA Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

1Health Resources and Services Administration has developed a list of California’s FQHC’s. Los Angeles County FQHC’s are listed HEREon pages 49-82. Those FQHC’s that contract with Los Angeles County to provide free and low cost services are called Public Private Partnership (PPP) clinics. They are listed HERE.


LA County Department of Public Health (LAC-DPH) – Alcohol & Drug Program PowerPoint Presentation
(from 8/23 meeting)

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Presentation by John Viernes, Director, LAC-DPH Alcohol & Drug Program: an overview of the program.

Richard Rawson Ph.D. – Associate Director of UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and Professor-in-Residence at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry Presentation (from 8/23 meeting)

1An overview of the Healthcare Reform related to the Alcohol & Drug Program treatment provider agencies.

 

 

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RESOURCES

 

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


1 SAMSHA was established in 1992 as a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting fromsubstance abuse and mental illnesses. The Administrator of SAMHSA reports directly to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

SAMHSA – A Guide to evidence Based Practices

SAMSHA – National Registry of Evidence Based Programs & Practices

 

Addictions Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC)

1 As a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field, the ATTC Network was established in 1993 by SAMSHA to raise awareness of evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery practices, build skills to prepare the workforce to deliver state-of-the-art addictions treatment and recovery services, and change practice by incorporating these new skills into everyday use for the purpose of improving addictions treatment and recovery outcomes.

 

http://www.attcnetwork.org/index.asp

http://www.attcnetwork.org/regcenters/index_pacificsouthwest.asp

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG PREVENTION SERVICES

Datos de la Influenza Porcina

SWINE FLU INFORMATIONDatos de la Influenza Porcina Que es la influenza porcina?

Influenza Porcina (gripe porcina) es una enfermedad respiratoria en los cerdos causada por el virus de la influenza tipo A que puede causar enfermedad en los humanos. El virus de la gripe porcina causa alto niveles de enfermedad y bajos casos de muerte en los credos. Al igual que los humanos, la mayoría de casos entre los cerdos ocurren en la temporada del otoño e invierno. Los recientes reportes de la gripe porcina entre los humanos son causados por la influenza virus Tipo A H1N1, la misma que se encuentra en los cerdos.

Se pueden infectar los humanos con la gripe porcina?

Infecciones esporádicas entre humanos han ocurrido. Las transmisiones de la gripe porcina que se están observando parecen ser transmitidas directamente de persona-a-persona por medio de estornudos o tos, o por que alguien toco algo que estaba contagiado con el virus y luego se toco la boca o la nariz. La transmisión no es necesariamente del cerdo al humano. No se puede infectar con la gripe porcina al comer cerdo o productos de cerdo.

Yo me vacune esta temporada. Estoy protegido de la gripe porcina?

El Departamento de Salud Publica no cree que la vacuna de esta temporada lo pueda proteger de la gripe porcina. Sin embargo, la transmisión de persona a persona se disminuye ya que la temporada de la gripe esta por terminar. Para protegerse de la gripe porcina y otra clase de infecciones, el Departamento de Salud Publica les recomienda a las personas que continúen con buenas prácticas de higiene durante todo el año. Esto incluye lavarse las manos frecuentemente, especialmente después de usar el baño y antes de comer, cubrirse la nariz y la boca cuando tosa y estornude, y quedarse en casa cuando este enfermo. También se recomienda que todas las personas se vacunen contra la gripe cada otoño, para poder protegerse de otras clases de influenza.

 

 

 

Los Angeles County Swine Flu Update (En Espanol) from Mark Ridley-Thomas on Vimeo.

 

Cuales son los síntomas de la gripe porcina?

Los síntomas de la gripe porcina en las personas son los mismos que durante la temporada regular de la gripe e incluyen fiebre, cansancio, dolor de músculos, falta de apetito y tos. Los síntomas pueden incluir fluidos nasales, dolor de garganta, nausea, vomito y diarrea. Los reportes indican que la gripe porcina en los humanos, al presente, es de nivel leve a severo.

Como se controla la gripe porcina?

La gripe porcina se controla igual que cualquier otra gripe regular – con prácticas de higiene y mucho descanso en la casa, lejos del trabajo o escuela. Esta clase de gripe es muy controlable y no requiere uso excesivo de antibióticos o medicamento antiviral. Personal no deberían tomar antivirales o antibióticos sin antes consultar con su medico. Personas que se siente enfermas se deberían quedar en su casa, tomar muchos líquidos, descansar, y consultar con su medico si tienen alguna pregunta.

Que esta haciendo el Departamento de Salud Publica sobre esto?

El Departamento de Salud Publica esta trabajando activamente con el Departamento de Salud Publica del Estado de California y los Centros de Control de Enfermedades y Prevención para detectar casos de gripe porcina que puedan ocurrir en el Condado de Los Angeles. También esta trabajando con salas de emergencia, doctores, hospitales, y escuelas para monitorear cualquier señal de la gripe en el Condado de Los Angeles.

Como se si tengo la gripe porcina?

Un doctor necesitaría colectar pruebas respiratorias entre los primeros 4 o 5 días de la enfermedad. Si se sospecha que existe una infección con la gripe porcina, las pruebas se envían al Laboratorio del Departamento de Salud Publica del Condado para examinarlas. Mientras tanto, las personas que están enfermas se deben cuidar en su casa, de la misma manera que lo haría si tuviera la gripe o influenza regular.

Por que la mayoría de los casos son entre los niños?

La influenza no es oficialmente confirmada sin antes hacer exámenes en el laboratorio. Da la coincidencia que los casos de gripe porcina han sido confirmados mayormente en niños. Se espera que los niños y adultos estén al mismo riesgo de contraer la gripe porcina, y parece que al igual los niños y adultos tienen altas oportunidades de recuperación. Se les urge a los niños y adultos que practiquen buenas técnicas de higiene, como lavarse las manos, para evitar infectarse con cualquier clase de enfermedad o transmitirla a otras personas. También es importante que los niños que estén enfermos no vayan a la escuela para prevenir infectar a otros niños.

Por que recién se conoce de este tipo de influenza?

Este tipo de influenza se clasifica como “nuevo”, o nueva clase. Se detecto por el departamento de salud en San Diego mientras se realizaban exámenes rutinarios de vigilancia. Es común que departamentos de salud pública descubran nuevas clases de influenza. Es por eso que el laboratorio y el personal del Departamento de Salud Publica, incluyendo el del Condado de Los Angeles, estén constantemente monitoreando la salud del público para poder detectar y responder con rapidez a cualquier enfermedad.

La gripe porcina se parece a la gripe de aves? Necesito usar una mascara o evitar viajar?

A menos que este enfermo, no necesita usar una mascara o evitar viajar. Es recomendable que personas que están enfermas no viajen para evitar infectar a otras personas. Mascaras para el publico en general no son necesarias.

La gripe porcina y la gripe de aves comparten las mismas características que otro tipo de influenzas: todas vienen de animales. Sin embargo, la gripe porcina que se esta reportando se a comprobado ser de un nivel leve y responde bien a los tratamientos. No es más severa que la gripe regular.

 

 

SWINE FLU INFORMATION

A message from Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of the Department of Public Health (En Espanol)

SWINE FLU INFORMATIONA new variation of the influenza virus known as swine flu has been detected in parts of California and several other states. We have not found any confirmed cases of this new strain in Los Angeles County, but we do expect that this type of flu will spread.

In the U.S., the good news so far is that those with this virus have had only mild or moderate symptoms. However, in Mexico preliminary data suggests this may cause a more severe pattern of infection.

We do not suggest any changes in what you would normally do to avoid either getting sick yourself or passing illness to others: if you are sick, stay home; if your child is sick, do not send him or her to school; cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze; wash your hands frequently, especially before eating and after using the restroom; and do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is on alert, and we have activated surveillance to identify cases of this strain that may surface in LA County. We are also working with the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on control measures.

Also see:

Updates:

 

Public Private Partnership Clinics Funding Opportunities

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas wants to alert you to a new one-time opportunity to receive a portion of $45 Million in County funds. Please be advised that applications are being accepted to expand free and low cost clinical services in underserved areas. Over $45 Million in one-time funds will be made available to assist clinics in providing much needed financial assistance to our underserved Service Planning Areas. In particular, clinics serving South Los Angeles, Antelope Valley, San Gabriel Valley, East Los Angeles, the South Bay and San Fernando Valley are eligible for these funds.
Information has been posted by the Department of Health Services (DHS) for Request for Applications (RFAs) about this funding opportunity. In addition, please note that the Eligible Applicants Conference is scheduled for April 13, 2009 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Health Services Administration, 313 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; auditorium. DHS strongly encourages all potential applicants to attend the Eligible Applicants Conference as this will be your last opportunity to ask questions.

All on-line questions must be submitted to mapodaca@dhs.lacounty.gov with the subject line: RFA Clinic Capacity Expansion Project Q/A. All responses will be posted on the Office of Ambulatory Care’s website at http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/AmbulatoryCare no later than 5:00 p.m., April 17, 2009.

Please note that an information guide has been enclosed for your review or you can review the full version at the Office of Ambulatory Care’s website: http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/AmbulatoryCareor http://camisvr.co.la.ca.us/lacobids.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 27, 2009

You are encouraged to apply for this funding.

Also see:

Additional Funding Opportunities

You may qualify for additional funding opportunities through:

Important Dates

Clinic Capacity Expansion Project

  • April 13, 2009: Eligible Applicants Conference taking place at the Department of Health Services from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • April 17, 2009: All on-line questions must be submitted to mapodaca@dhs.lacounty.gov no later than 5:00 p.m.
  • May 27, 2009 All Clinic Capacity Expansion Project applications must be submitted.

The California Endowment – Building Healthy Communities

  • May 1, 2009: Proposal Deadline no later than 5:00 p.m.

LA Care’s Tranquada II Initiative

  • March 27, 2009: LOI Application due no later than 5:00 p.m.
  • April 20, 2009: Full Application due no later than 5:00 p.m.