FOLLOW THIS LINK to the draft report prepared by the CEO for public discussion. It aims to set out the potential benefits, drawbacks, and structure for consideration in creating a Health Agency that would consolidate the activities of the Departments of Health Services, Public Health, and Mental Health. The question is not whether health care for the public should be better integrated, because of course it should, but rather whether an Agency advances this goal or not. This report is open to public comment starting now, so if you or members of your community have any input, that would be very welcome. The report will be revised on the basis of input from various Stakeholders and from further community meetings and then presented to the Board of Supervisors who will then decide whether or not it is the public interest to create a Health Agency and if so what shape it ought to take. Input can be provided at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Nami Southbay, under Paul Stansbury leadership will be doing a coordinated effort in writing to all the Board of Supervisors offices, please call, write or email your input to Paul. Together our “Voice” will be heard all over L.A. County wide area…….Rick Nami/Southbay