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September 2014

San Fernando Valley Among Other Local Areas is Under a Heat Alert

The Department of Public Health would like to remind everyone that precautions should be taken, especially by individuals who participate in outdoor activities, older adults, caretakers of infants and children, and those sensitive to the heat. This alert may be extended if weather conditions do not improve.

To view a map of cooling centers, go to:

The original Heat Alert is below. A Spanish-language version is available on our website at


Help Students Reach the Attention of  PSA and the Ellen Show!

100 Citizen Presented by Steven Loy

 California State University, Northridge kinesiology professor Steven Loy and dozens of his students are continuing to partner with community leaders across Los Angeles County as they launch free, park-based wellness programs that encourage residents to make healthy life choices. They started their project by recruiting 100 San Fernando residents, in honor of the city’s centennial celebration and their efforts have now expanded across LA county.  To learn more about 100 Citizens, please click on the link below:



COMING SOON: 100 Citizens in Lanark Park is slated for September 23, 2014 (registration details to follow).


June 2014

Dr. Stephan Chung, associate professor of health administration at CSUN, describes the virtues of hospice to Spanish-language families in an entirely Spanish video, designed to educate a population, in particular the Latino community, that may not know that end-of-life care options extend beyond putting a dying loved one in the hospital or family members struggling on their own to care for that person at home. Check out the video by clicking on link below!


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