Health and Wellness

  • Suicide Prevention Policies for Grades Seven Through Twelve

    Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2246 into law.  AB 2246 requires the governing board of any Local Educational Agency that serves pupils in grades 7-12 to adopt a pupil suicide prevention policy that specifically addresses the needs of this high-risk group. In recognizing that suicide is a leading cause of death among youth and that school personnel who regularly interact with students are often in a position to recognize the warning signs of suicide and to offer appropriate referral and/or assistance, this Bill has significant impact. To attempt to reduce suicidal behavior and its impact on students and families, the Superintendent or designee shall develop measures and strategies for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.

    Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licenses Not Approved

    After reviewing 10 vendor and site locations, the County Administrator has not approved any of the applications and has recommended a revised approach to licensing medical cannabis dispensaries in unincorporated areas.  Please see the attached News Release from County Administrator Matthew Hymel for more information.

    Transgender Youth

    Stanford Medicine has launched the attached short online course to boost understanding of transgender kids.