SafeRx Santa Cruz County During July’s HIP Council meeting, Bill Morris, MD from Janus of Santa Cruz and Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Jen Hastings, MD, physician consultant at HIP presented on SafeRx Santa Cruz County, our local opioid safety coalition. SafeRx is a broad-sector coalition that relies on partners in social services, government, and healthcare working together to influence change and accelerate existing efforts to promote opioid safety. The coalition is divi
The Great Santa Cruz Trail In March, Bud Colligan, Co-chair of the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP), came to HIPC to describe the projects and policies of the partnership. MBEP is a regional nonprofit partnership consisting of over 75 public, private, and civic entities throughout Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz County aiming to improve the economic health and quality of life for all residents in the region.
MBEP operates using four main strategies. The first is
Triple P Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is an evidence based parenting program that is implemented worldwide. In a joint effort by First 5 of Santa Cruz, the Human Services Department, and the Health Services Agency, Triple P was adopted by Santa Cruz County in late 2009. The focus of Triple P not only encompasses education and child development, but also expands to include an effective and universal public health parenting intervention tool. Triple P focuses on creati