Supervisor Solis’ statement on the 2019 Homeless Count

2019-06-07T17:15:08-07:00June 4th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, Veterans, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has issued the following statement following the release of the 2019 Homeless Count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA): “With the voters’ approval of Measure H, LA County has been able to build more shelters, provide more services, and place more people into temporary and permanent [...]

Los Angeles County to Launch Plan to Close Unlicensed Cannabis Stores

2019-05-21T12:29:28-07:00May 21st, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Many unlicensed cannabis dispensaries are located in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, even though these types of businesses are banned. Many are concentrated in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. These unlicensed shops adversely affect local communities, forcing nearby residents and businesses to contend with pungent odors, littering, and parking issues. These illegal cannabis [...]

Los Angeles County Implements One Year Travel Ban in Response to Alabama’s Attack on Reproductive Rights

2019-05-21T12:25:03-07:00May 20th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

On May 15, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law HB 314, which prohibits abortion in nearly all circumstances. Testimony from legislators and news reports make it clear that the law, which is clearly unconstitutional, is an attempt to bring an abortion case to the United States Supreme Court and overturn the landmark Roe v. [...]

LA County and District Attorney Jackie Lacey Jointly Sue Trucking Company for Illegally Hauling Hazardous Waste from Exide

2019-05-08T13:45:54-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

A trucking company alleged to have unlawfully transported more than 128,000 pounds of lead-contaminated plastic battery chips from the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon to a facility in Bakersfield, Calif., that was not permitted to accept such hazardous waste will contribute $1.82 million to a Los Angeles County environmental fund established to help [...]

LA County Responds to Measles Outbreak, Supports Strengthening Vaccination Requirements

2019-04-30T13:01:15-07:00April 30th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that has been on the rise in the United States and internationally. In 2019, there have been more than 700 cases in the United States, making this the second-worst year for measles since it was declared to be eliminated in 2000. Last week, the Los Angeles County Department [...]

LA County to Support SB 464: California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act

2019-05-03T10:22:56-07:00April 30th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

SB 464 to Curb High Mortality Rate of Black Pregnant Women Although black women make up five percent of those giving birth in California, they account for 21 percent of all pregnancy-related deaths, according to a 2018 report from the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review. Between 1999 and 2003, black women in Los Angeles County were [...]

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Preventing Additional Measles Cases in Los Angeles County

2019-04-26T10:24:42-07:00April 25th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after she read-in a motion at today’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, to be voted on by the Board of Supervisors at next week’s meeting on April 30th, that supports SB 276 (Pan) which would protect public health by boosting childhood immunization rates, [...]

From SoCalGas Settlement, LA County to Launch Exide Area Lead-Based Paint Mitigation Program

2019-04-25T08:46:31-07:00April 16th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

As part of Los Angeles County’s settlement with SoCalGas over the Aliso Canyon gas leak, LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) received $5.2 million for the removal of lead-based paint in homes surrounding the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in the City of Vernon. Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to [...]

LA County to join fight supporting women’s health, against ‘domestic gag rule’

2019-03-12T16:06:35-07:00March 12th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

On March 4, the Trump Administration issued a new regulation in the Federal Registrar barring abortion providers and organizations that provide abortion referrals from accessing federal family planning funds. In response to this unconstitutional attack on women’s health, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, [...]

LA County to Expand Free Dental Care Through My Health LA

2019-03-05T14:29:04-07:00March 5th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release|

Established in 2014, the My Health LA (MHLA) program provides medical care to Los Angeles County residents who do not have and cannot get health insurance. As My Health LA expands its primary care services, some community clinics want to also expand their dental services, but some sites cannot because they are not physically connected [...]