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What’s Up Newsletter

Distributed monthly to Health Care Agency staff. Contains tributes to employees, tips for the workplace, program news, and other helpful directives and information for employees.

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PDF file September 2018 Issue (PDF)
  • Deputy Agency Director’s Message 
  • Peer-to-Peer 
  • A Look Inside the Intake Health Screening Process
  • 5 Things to Know About
  • Oral Healthcare Does the Whole Body Good 
  • Providing for Youth's Healthcare Needs is No Small Task
PDF file August 2018 Issue (PDF)
  • Director's Message
  • HCA Announces New Appointments
  • A Firsthand Look at How Environmental Health Keeps Fairgoers Safe
  • 5 Things to Know
  • Personal Stories Among Those Shared at Public Forum
  • Wrapping Up Mental Health Awareness Month
PDF file July 2018 Issue (PDF)
  • Administrative Director's Message
  • Team Building Activities Promote Staff Camaraderie
  • Helping Hands of the Agency: A Firsthand Look at Volunteering
  • 5 Things to Know About
  • Year-End Is the Busiest Time of Year for Accounting Services
  • FY 2018-19 Budget Infographic
PDF file June 2018 Issue (PDF)
  • Director's Message
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • Whole Person Care Pilot Program Wins Top NACo Honors
  • Expanded County Contracted Narcotic Replacement Therapy Services
  • 5 Things You Need to Know
  • OC HCA Celebrates our Fantastic Nurses
PDF file May 2018 Issue (PDF)
  • PHS Director's Message
  • Building Healthier Communities Through Grassroots Effort
  • Event Recognizes Work of Public Health Programs
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • Retirement News
  • Announces New Updates and Tools
PDF file April 2018 Issue (PDF)
  • Director's Message
  • Environmental Health Hosts Delegation from China's FDA
  • HCA Assists With Temporary Expansion of Bridges at Kraemer Place
  • 5 Things You Need to Know
  • Tele-Psychiatry Services Expanded to Meet Growing Need
PDF file March 2018 Issue (PDF)
  • BHS Director's Message
  • BH Crisis Services Are Expanding
  • Collaborative Court Programs Help Our Clients Succeed
  • Property in Orange Will Offer Co-Located BH Services
  • Peer-to-Peer
PDF file February 2018 Issue (PDF)
  • Environmental Health Provides Assistance to Santa Barbara County
  • Opioid Forum
  • 5 Things You Need to Know
  • Retirement News
PDF file January 2018 Issue (PDF)
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • Our Biggest Losers are Winners!
  • OC Selected to Participate in Workshop to Address Community Needs
  • Get to Know Chris Prevatt
PDF file December 2017 Issue (PDF)
  • 2017 Steve Ambriz Award Winner
  • Service Awards
  • New County Email Retention/Deletion Policy
  • 5 Things You Need to Know
PDF file November 2017 Issue (PDF)
  • Food Brings Everyone Together
  • Frequently Asked Questions AlertHCA
  • HCA Achieves Near Paperless Health Record Designation
  • New Resource Shows How Our Community’s Kids are Doing

PDF file October 2017 Issue (PDF)

  • Peer to Peer, Jason Garcia 
  • 5 Things You Need to Know 
  • Stop the Flu Before It Stops You!
  • Participants Go Door-To-Door to Test Emerging Mosquito-Borne Disease
PDF file September 2017 Issue (PDF)
  • Walk for a Cause With Team BHS
  • 5 Things You Need to Know
  • That’s Some “Quality” Sampling: a Firsthand Look at How We Keep Beachgoers Safe
  • Breastfeeding Moms and Their Families Find Comfort at the OC Fair
PDF file August 2017 Issue (PDF)
  • Donate to OC Shelters with a Simple Click
  • A Fair Assessment: Firsthand Look at OC Fair Food Inspections
  • 2017 Compliance Survey Results Are In
  • 5 Things You Need to Know About West Nile Virus
PDF file July 2017 Issue (PDF)
  • On-Site Certificate Program Helps Staff Receive Master’s in Public Health
  • Waste Not OC Coalition Named Community Champion of the Year
  • Contracts Administrator Shares Passion for Perseverance
  • Mental Health Matters Month Messages Resonate Countywide
  • Get Notified About Orange County or Work Location Emergencies

PDF file May 2017 Issue (PDF)

  • New Public Health Lab Director Lands Dream Job 
  • Meet Correctional Health Services’ Go-To “Computer Pharmacist”   
  • Community Partners Recognized for Building Healthier Communities 
  • Terry Carrier Honored for 20-Year Commitment to State Board
  • Health Care Agency Nurses Keep Their Skills Sharp

PDF file April 2017 Issue (PDF)

  • Robert Fore Pays it Forward with Help and Kindness
  • James Madison Elementary Joins Fight to End Hunger in  
  • 2016 Steve Ambriz Team Excellence Award Winner
  • 5 Things You Need to Know About In-Home Supportive Services and the County of Orange
  • Motel Assistance Program Continues to House More Participants

PDF file March 2017 Issue (PDF)

  • Ten Questions with Mark Refowitz
  • Remembering Anthony “Tony” Rose
  • New Motel Assistance Program Begins Housing Homeless Participants
  • Correctional Health Services Launches New Recognition Program Inspired by “The Starfish Story”
  • Meet Christine Lane, Environmental Health’s New Assistant Director

PDF file February 2017 Issue (PDF)

  • IT Work Comes Naturally For Self-Taught Enthusiast
  • Health Disaster Management Staff Honored for Helping Community
  • Mike Carson Profiled by the Curry International Tuberculosis Center 
  • Intern Jillian Huynh Praised for Flexibility and Teamwork  
  • #MeetTheMDs – The Final Chapter

PDF file January 2017 Issue (PDF)

  • Dr. Eric Handler Named One of OC’s 100 Most Influential People of 2016
  • Passion for Helping Others Ignites 30-Year Career in Healthcare
  • Veronica Ramirez-Bartoli Honored for Advancing Work of Promotores 
  • David Souleles Selected to Represent HCA on the National Level  
  • Mental Health Services Act’s Newest Housing Project Welcomes Occupants

For past issues, please see our Archived Newsletters page.