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**For Immediate Release**- Opioid Overdoses in SF Caused by Counterfeit “Xanax” Pill Containing Fentanyl

2017-11-16T12:16:41+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|

For immediate Release: October 23, 2013   Contact: Colleen Chawla 415 554-2769 colleen.chawla@sfdph.org MEDIA AVAILABILITY at 10:30am today at 101 Grove Street, Room 300 with Tomás J. Aragón, MD, DrPH, San Franciso Health Officer and Phillip Coffin, MD, MIA, Director of Substance Use Research, San Francisco Department of Public Health Severe Opioid Overdoses in San Francisco [...]

Press Release- San Francisco Health Commission Votes to Support “Screen at 23” Campaign

2016-10-04T15:33:16+00:00 October 21st, 2015|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/21/2015 Contacts: David Hawks, NCAPIP 202-441-1192 dlhawks@gmail.com Linda Acosta, SFDPH 415-554-2928 Linda.acosta@sfdph.org   San Francisco Health Commission Votes to Support “Screen at 23” Campaign “Screen at 23” will Unmask Diabetes among Asian Americans   Yesterday afternoon, at the San Francisco Department of Health, the San Francisco Health Commission voted unanimously to support [...]

Flu season is right around the corner. Now is the time to protect yourself against the flu virus

2017-11-16T12:16:41+00:00 October 15th, 2015|

Press Release-October 15, 2015 Contact: Nancy Sarieh nancy.sarieh@sfdph.org 415-997-9246 Flu season is right around the corner Now is the time to protect yourself against the flu virus San Francisco, CA – Bay Area Health Officers encourage all residents to get a flu shot this year before flu season sets in.  Most seasonal flu disease occurs [...]

7 ways to Stop the Flu (and where to get your flu shot!)

2016-10-17T12:05:05+00:00 October 14th, 2015|

1. GET YOUR FLU VACCINE (Click here to find out how) The flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu. Unvaccinated people can get sick and spread the flu before symptoms start. It’s quick, easy, and FREE for all SFDPH staff. 2. CLEAN YOUR HANDS (hand washing or alcohol based hand rub) The flu [...]

Southeast Health Fair

2017-11-16T12:16:42+00:00 October 14th, 2015|

On October 3, 2015 The SFGH Community Wellness Program participated along with community partners in a very successful Family Health Fair in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhoods. The event promoted nutrition, fitness, treatment, mental health and prevention of chronic health conditions for families. This year’s fair featured senior and kids’ zones, health screenings, cooking demonstrations, [...]

SF Health Network Wins “Most Improved” Doctor Ratings

2016-10-04T15:35:53+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|

The National Research Corporation held its annual "Path to Excellence Awards" in Washington D.C. Sept 20-22. This year, The SF Health Network won "most improved" in how patients rated their doctors. We won this because we showed the highest increase in the percentage of patients rating their doctor a 9 or a 10 on patient [...]

SFDPH Behavioral Health supports fire victims in valley fire

2016-10-04T15:36:03+00:00 September 17th, 2015|

SFDPH Behavioral Health is sending volunteer counselors to Calistoga to support victims of the valley fire. On Wednesday, September 16, we were able to send six volunteers up and all clinics are now mobilizing to send as many volunteers up as possible to assist. The valley fire has now burned over 73 thousand acres in [...]

Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center receives major gift from physician donor, Dr. Milka Rols

2016-10-04T15:36:14+00:00 September 17th, 2015|

Press Release- Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center (Laguna Honda) today announces the acceptance of donations totaling $500,000 by Dr. Milka Rols, a former Laguna Honda physician. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to accept and expend the gift at its meeting yesterday afternoon. Click here.   Laguna Honda a 780-bed acute rehabilitation and [...]

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

2017-11-16T12:16:42+00:00 August 28th, 2015|

Press Release - SAN FRANCISCO SUCCESSFULLY REDUCING OVERDOSE DEATHS - Click here to view document. (San Francisco) --- In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, San Francisco’s Health Department reports that heroin overdose fatalities in the city have declined substantially. This progress is associated with the wide distribution of naloxone, which helps to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses [...]

A Perspective on Medicare and Medicaid by Alice Chen, Chief Medical Officer

2017-11-16T12:16:42+00:00 July 31st, 2015|

From KQED: Separated at Birth Dr. Alice Chen says America's two most important health insurance programs -- Medicare and Medicaid -- share today's birthday, but not the same public image. By Dr. Alice Chen Exactly 50 years ago today, Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law. But like twins separated at birth, the two programs [...]