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July 16, 2019
By 211LA
Protecting Yourself From Hidden Fees
Have you ever gotten a bill and the total comes out to be more than you expected? A recent survey by Consumer Reports found that about 85 percent of Americans have experienced an unexpected or hidden fee over the past couple of years. Some hidden fees are small, but all together they add up, which can place a strain on your budget.  Here’s...
July 16, 2019
By 211LA
How to Use Sunscreens Correctly (Hint, you probably aren’t!)
The summer sun has arrived, and so has the need to review your sun-safety habits.  Consumer Reports’ Best Sunscreens of 2019 ratings is now available, along with helpful articles about different ingredients and tips for safe use.  Consumer Reports (CR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, investigative...
July 16, 2019
By 211LA
Beat the Heat: Cooling Centers and Heat Safety Tips
Now that summer is here, everyone is looking for the best ways to beat the heat!   One way to survive the heat is to visit a cooling center. LA County has designated facilities County-wide that are open to the public and free of cost on high weather temperature days. All cooling centers have air conditioners which provide seniors and...
July 16, 2019
By 211LA
Behind the Scenes: 211 LA’s Annual Resource Update
For most people in LA County July means barbeques, fireworks, beaches and sometimes heatwaves! But for the 211 LA Resource Department it means all those things and the completion of the Annual Update process. This year 4,350 agency profiles were reviewed and updated by the 211 LA Resource Writers.  Communication and Verification  211 LA’...
July 16, 2019
By 211LA
211 LA Participates in the National AIRS Conference
The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) is a professional association for individuals and organizations who provide information and referral services (I&R). Every year AIRS hosts a national conference that serves as a chance for leaders in the field throughout North America to present on I&R best practices and innovative...
July 16, 2019
By 211LA
Love4Life: Bringing Emotional Well-Being to 211 LA
The 211 LA team handles thousands of calls a year. Last year alone, over 400,000 calls were answered by our staff. Every one of these calls involves people seeking help, and a large majority of these calls involve people who are experiencing personal crises. Individuals in crisis often present a wide range of emotions, from hopelessness to anger....
June 17, 2019
By 211LA
Shaking up Reentry: 2019 Conference Insights
2019 Conference takes a collaborative, strengths-based approach to Reentry in L.A. County   What is Reentry?  Each year, more than 700,000 people are released from State and Federal prison, while another 9 million cycle through local jails. Given what we know about the health burdens of incarcerated individuals – including high...
June 15, 2019
By 211LA
211 LA welcomes Anne Miles to the Board of Directors
June, 2019 - 211 LA is pleased to welcome a new Director to the Board of Directors - Anne Miles, a Public Affairs professional with expertise in policy and housing affordability.     “The amazing folks at 211 LA go to work every day and help our most vulnerable neighbors on some of the toughest issues facing society. As a...
June 15, 2019
By 211LA
Ticking Time Bombs
It's summer, and people everywhere are taking advantage of the warm weather to spend more time outdoors - but making sure you're protected from ticks and mosquitos that can carry diseases is more important than ever! Tick borne diseases: According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of tick borne...
May 24, 2019
By 211LA
Community Information Exchange Summit 2019: 211 LA & Magnolia Community Initiative
The 2nd Annual Community Information Exchange Summit was held in April 2019 in San Diego. This year’s theme was Driving Cross-Sector Collaboration and Data Sharing to Create Healthier Communities, with presentations, panels and discussions focused around best practices in data sharing infrastructure, stakeholder engagement and other issues related...

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