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October 7, 2020 Volume 5 Issue 39
News and Updates

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Free Drive-Thru Health Fair – Oct. 11

On October 11, the First District Team is partnering with the nonprofit Vietnamese Physicians Association of Southern California to host a free drive-thru health fair at Concorde Career College in Garden Grove.

Event Details:

  • Date: Sunday, October 11
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Concorde Career College
  • Address: 12951 Euclid St. #101, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Entrance: Through Garden Grove Boulevard

Health Fair services include:

  • Flu Shots (limited to 800 doses)
  • Cholesterol / Glucose / Hemoglobin Testing
  • Colon Cancer Screening Consultation with Home Test-Kit
  • Consultation with a Doctor

Patients are asked to wear a face mask and remain in their cars at all times.

Click here for more information.

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Free Flu Shot Clinic – Oct. 17

This upcoming flu season, the County is providing free flu shots.

The following flu shot events are scheduled to occur within the next two months, strategically located throughout the county.

The first flu shot clinic in the First District will take place on October 17 at Mile Square Park.

Starting October 12, you can register for the Mile Square Park flu clinic by clicking here.

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Food Distribution with Saddleback Church – Oct. 14

On October 14, the First District Team and Saddleback Church will be back at Mile Square Park for our 8th drive-thru food distribution. The entrance is by Euclid Street.

We’ll have enough fresh produce and other nutritious food on hand to serve hundreds of Orange County families.

Click here for more information.

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OC Board Approves Office of Suicide Prevention

Yesterday, the Board unanimously passed my joint proposal with Supervisor Lisa Bartlett to establish the Office of Suicide Prevention.

The Office of Suicide Prevention will execute recommendations from the Community Suicide Prevention Initiative that was funded by the Board in March of 2019.

This public-private partnership with Be Well OC’s Mind OC is critical in our aggressive expansion of mental health services, including OC’s new regional Wellness Hubs.

Click here for more information.

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OC Receives Funds for Homeless Services

Orange County continues to expand homeless services during this global pandemic.

Orange County has been awarded $2.4 million in CARES Act funding to support homeless services such as prevention, emergency shelters, rapid-rehousing, and other related eligible activities. The OC Health Office of Care Coordination will administer contracts to carry out these services.

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OCTA Supporting OC Seniors

During OCTA’s Executive Committee meeting on Monday, I supported allowing Measure M2 resources to help deliver much-needed meals to seniors, rather than bringing seniors to meals as had been normal pre-COVID.

I look forward to bringing this item to the full OCTA Board on October 12.

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SafeDineOC Now Offers $5,000 Grants to Restaurants

Orange County is committed to helping businesses open safely.

OC restaurants are eligible to receive up to $5,000 to reimburse qualified purchases that help prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as face masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment (PPE), site reconfiguration, employee training, cleaning supplies, and more.

Click here for more information on how you can apply for the grant.

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CalOptima’s 25th Anniversary

Last Thursday, CalOptima celebrated 25 years of serving Orange County!

Twenty-five years ago, when CalOptima was launched on October 1, 1995, no one could have envisioned the important role it would play in the health system in Orange County. Today, over 20% of county residents rely on CalOptima for their health insurance.

COVID-19 and the economic fallout from the pandemic has placed at greater risk the health of Orange County’s vulnerable, low-income residents. CalOptima has expanded language resources to serve an increasingly diverse Orange County, growing from three to seven threshold languages.

Thank you to the staff and our provider partners for serving our 784,741 members. I am proud to serve as Chair of the CalOptima Board of Directors this year.

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In This Issue
orange arrow Free Drive-Thru Health Fair – Oct. 11
orange arrow Free Flu Shot Clinic – Oct. 17
orange arrow Food Distribution with Saddleback Church – Oct. 14
orange arrow OC Board Approves Office of Suicide Prevention
orange arrow OC Receives Funds for Homeless Services
orange arrow OCTA Supporting OC Seniors
orange arrow SafeDineOC Now Offers $5,000 Grants to Restaurants
orange arrow CalOptima’s 25th Anniversary
Chris Wangsaporn
Chief of Staff

Veronica Carpenter
Deputy Chief of Staff

Guadalupe Carrasco
Communications Director

Matt Haines
Communications Specialist

Chris Gaarder
Senior Policy Advisor

Ofelia Velarde-Garcia
Policy Advisor

Jack Du
District Representative

Joyce Rivero
Executive Secretary

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