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Fentanyl Warning in San Diego County (hhsa.livewellsd.org)

Please disseminate the attached information: As you may already be aware, San Diego County is currently experiencing a marked increase in deadly drug overdoses from fentanyl which is often being marketed to substance users as other drugs, including prescription oxycodone (blue pills), cocaine and methamphetamine. Attached are informational flyers about fentanyl and a public awareness campaign that will be coming out soon. It is important that all substance users and potential substance users...

San Diego Unified School District Changes Grading System to ‘Combat Racism' (nbcsandiego.com)

Students will no longer be graded based on a yearly average, or on how late they turn in assignments. Those are just some of the major grading changes approved this week by California's second-largest school district. The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is overhauling the way it grades students. Board members say the changes are part of a larger effort to combat racism. “This is part of our honest reckoning as a school district,” says SDUSD Vice President Richard Barrera. “If we’re...

Leaders in diversity, inclusion honored for contributions to San Diego’s communities (sandiegouniontribune.com)

Local leaders and organizations in San Diego dedicated to serving some of the most vulnerable and under-served communities were recognized for their contributions Monday during RISE San Diego’s fourth annual awards ceremony. RISE San Diego, which creates leadership opportunities for diverse individuals in San Diego, distributed seven Inclusive Leadership in Action Awards during an online presentation, instead of an in-person event at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center dining hall. The Mothers with...

La Jolla pediatric office to pilot new childhood trauma screening, citing importance during COVID-19 [lajollalight.com]

By Ashley Mackin-Solomon, La Jolla Light, September 28, 2020 A La Jolla pediatric office is one of a select few to pilot a new screening and treatment program for adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs, as a way to lessen the possible long-term negative health effects associated with them. Through an initiative known as ACEs Aware, a first-of-its-kind effort led by the California surgeon general’s office and the Department of Health Care Services to cut ACEs and related stress in half...

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