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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.

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EMS for Children (EMSC) Advisory Committee

The EMSC Advisory Committee consists of multidisciplinary representatives from the Contra Costa EMS community and pediatric community.

Emergency Medical Care Committee

Each county may, under the Health & Safety Code, establish an Emergency Medical Care Committee (EMCC) with membership prescribed and appointed by the county board of supervisors.

Facilities and Critical Care Committee

This committee evaluates/makes recommendations to the EMS Agency with respect to issues that impact hospitals and their interface with the EMS system.

Medical Advisory Committee

Provides advice and recommendations to the EMS Agency and EMS Medical Director on topics such as ALS and BLS medical treatment guidelines; new prehospital skills and/or medications; prehospital policies and procedures related to patient medical management; and review of medical quality issues.

Medical and Health Preparedness Forum

Provides an arena for interested individuals and agencies to discuss issues of mutual concern regarding hospital disaster preparedness.

EMS Quality Improvement Committee

The Contra Costa County EMS QI Committee is a patient-focused partnership that consists of designated stakeholders, EMS Medical Director and members of the EMS staff assigned to clinical programs.

EMS Best Practice Virtual Advisor Group

The EMS Virtual Advisor program is a Quality Improvement Advisory Group that gives anonymous input and feedback about the EMS system. This program was designed to improve communication between EMS and the field provider giving "real world" input and perspective that is both important and valued. Membership is limited to EMTs and Paramedics within Contra Costa County who are willing to participate in anonymous surveys and electronic focus groups. Time commitment is minimal, one survey a month (at the most), on topics that EMS is working on. Members may join at any time. For information on how to join, please contact our office.