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Protect Yourself From Flu


Last updated: January 19, 2018, 12:14 pm

California and Contra Costa are seeing high levels of flu activity. We remind the community to take the following steps to prevent the spread of flu.

  • Get your flu vaccine
  • Clean hands often with soap and water or with hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home when you’re sick

People with flu like symptoms should call their health plan's Advice Nurses to get help with self-care or to help them decide if they need to visit an urgent care clinic, make an appointment with their health care provider or go to an emergency room. Rarely is emergency room needed for flu or respiratory issues.

Contra Costa Health Plan members and Contra Costa residents who do not have health coverage can call 1-877-661-6230 and select option 1 to speak to an Advice Nurse.

See more information about flu and flu prevention.

Latest flu information

Advice Nurse Flu Flyer

Developmental Disabilities Council


The mission of the Developmental Disabilities Council of Contra Costa County is to promote the coordination, improvement, and growth of services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and to advocate for their needs.

The Council is the official advisory body to the Board of Supervisors for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Council takes a leadership role in advocacy and planning while providing information about resources to the community.

The Council is very active in responding to the increased importance of early detection/intervention and developing strategies to increase access to Health Care for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Membership is comprised of over 500 individuals, agencies and organizations that represent the population of over 7,000 individuals with disabilities and their families of all economic, ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The Council has served the citizens of the County for 40+ years and is staffed part-time.

The Council has a 21 member elected board of directors and meets on the fourth Wednesday of most months from 9:45 a.m. to noon. All meetings are open to the public.

 • Council Information | Spanish

Contact Us

Vi Ibarra
597 Center Ave, Suite 200
Martinez, CA 94553
925-313-6836
925-313-6721 fax
Email: Vi.Ibarra@hsd.cccounty.us

A developmental disability is defined as a disability that occurs before the age of 18, is substantially disabling for an individual and is expected to continue indefinitely. Developmental disabilities include inlellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism. Also included are disabling conditions closely related to an intellectual disability or requiring similar treatment.