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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for the general San Diego County population remains low. The County is working to protect the public's health and prevent the disease from spreading locally. You can take steps to educate, protect, and prepare yourself in the event of a local outbreak.  This is an emerging situation, the County will provide updated information as it becomes available.

To view updated County information click here.

First Annual Prevention Academy (This event has been cancelled)

The Region 9 - Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center is pleased to announce our first annual Prevention Academy!  This Academy will provide prevention professionals with in-person, skill-based workforce development training by participating in one of two tracks.  Workshop topics were identified based on a regional needs assessment survey conducted by the Pacific Southwest PTTC in 2019.  

To see registration details click here.

MPI and San Diego County Office of Education at Boost Conference (Event Postponed)

MPI and the San Diego County Office of Edication will be teaming up for the 2020 BOOST conference. Our workshop will discuss current drug trends, vaping and how schools are evolving to address the current challenges around youth drug use. BOOST Collaborative is a unique, purpose-driven organization committed to supporting those serving youth in the out-of-school time hours by providing quality professional development, opportunities for networking & partnerships, and leadership training.

For more information on the BOOSTconference click here.

Cannabis lounges proposed

If adopted, a cannabis ordinance could make National City home to the first cannabis lounges in San Diego County, but it’s still relatively early in the process.

In September National City City Council directed city staff to draft a regulatory ordinance that would allow for a maximum of three cannabis businesses in National City’s industrial zones, and return with community feedback and an analysis of the potential fiscal impact.

To view full article click here.

 

How Marijuana Exposure Affects Developing Babies’ Brains

As states have begun to legalize marijuana, its use has been more openly discussed. While the effects of other commonly used drugs, such as alcohol, have been studied extensively, the effects of marijuana – especially on developing babies during pregnancy – have been much less studied and less widely publicized.

To view Haravard research study click here.