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Senior Injury Prevention Program – Educational Forum 2016

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MAY 25, 2016 – Save the date!

Welcome to the 16th Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum/This past year has been an exciting one for our SIPP Coalition. In addi­tion to receiving a second year of funding from the California Department of Public Health to support this Educational Forum; once again we were provided with funding for another year of two evidence based fall prevention programs – Stepping On and Tai Chi Movement for Better Balance. In addition, this year, we received funding from the Partners in Care Foundation to offer the evidence based fall prevention program Matter of Balance and to implement a modified STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) as a fall risk assess­ ment tool utilizing first responders. Continue Reading…

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Documentary Film – In The Red

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THE GRAND LAKE THEATER

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Introduction by Superior Court Judge Trina Thompson

Music courtesy of Raphael Saadiq

Free popcorn that night

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Urban Shield 2015 Participation

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Urban Shield is the largest full-scale exercise in the country with the mission to prepare local (and not local) First Responders for mass casualty acts of violence. The EMS Branch exercises the integration of EMS and medical responders with law enforcement to respond to these incidents to mitigate loss of life. This year we also have the opportunity to practice managing a treatment area of a large MCI to include triage, re-triage, treatment, reassessment, patient tracking, patient distribution and transport ingress/egress considerations.

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Community Paramedicine Takes its First Steps in Calif.

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BY HOWARD BACKER, MD, MPH, FACEP ON JAN 28, 2015
SOURCE: CALIFORNIA EMS AUTHORITY

CPJanuary 13, 2015, was an important date for California EMS as the first class of community paramedics began their training. This was the culmination of more than two years of work by many EMS professionals across the state. Community paramedicine (CP), also known as Mobile Integrated Health Care, can be defined as:

“A locally determined, community-based, collaborative model of care that leverages the skills of paramedics and EMS systems to address care gaps identified through a community-specific health care needs assessment. CP utilizes paramedics outside their traditional emergency response and transport roles to work in new models of community-based healthcare that bridge primary and emergency care.” Continue Reading…

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Infectious Disease Update

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There are two infectious diseases that have caused some concern for Alameda County EMS providers. In light of the recent case in Texas, there have been numerous inquiries into what to do in California with a suspected ebola patient. Below is a video from Dr. Gene Hern (OFD Medical Director) discussing the facts about dealing with suspected ebola patients in ALCO.

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PBS News Hour Feature on EMS Corps

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EMS Corps Program was featured on the PBS News Hour. Click the image above to view the video.

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EMS Corps in NY Times

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A Chance to Go From Hard Lives to Healing

Like too many young men in his East Oakland neighborhood, 21-year-old Shaka Perdue spent the earlier part of his youth “living like I was becoming a statistic,” as he put it. At 16, he landed in juvenile hall after robbing a pedestrian in broad daylight. Two years later a friend was shot right in front of him in a drive-by. “In Oakland, you run into all the people you have problems with,” he explained. Continue Reading…

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Young Men of Color Video Campaign

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Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership’s

YOUNG MEN OF COLOR Video Campaign

Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership’s (ACHPP) initiative to increase YOUNG MEN OF COLOR (YMOC) participation in health pipeline programs launches a virtual mentorship campaign encouraging YMOC to pursue jobs and careers in the Health Workforce. The video campaign, Health Workforce Initiative: Men of Color, presents six (6) videos of influential mentors sharing their unique paths to success as well as offering advice on what it takes for a man of color to enter the health workforce. Continue Reading…