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Speakers Bureau

For more information send us an email or phone 619-515-6535

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The Health and Human Services Agency maintains a Speakers Bureau to help inform the public about the services we offer. The Speakers Bureau is made up of a group of Agency professionals, who work in the subject area about which they can speak. These individuals can address your questions or concerns, and share their expertise on the range of issues the Agency handles.

The Speakers Bureau is a free service, however availability of a speaker cannot be guaranteed for the date or time you request. To improve the chance of accommodating your schedule, please allow a minimum of three weeks before your deadline to make arrangements for a speaker, so that we can try to find the appropriate speaker for your request; evenings and weekends are often more difficult to accommodate.

Any issue handled within the Agency can be addressed by one of the Agency's speakers. Common requests include:

Mandatory Reporter responsibilities

  • Who is a mandated reporter?
  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of abuse (e.g. child abuse, spousal abuse, elder abuse, etc.)
  • How to report a suspected case of abuse

Medi-Cal: an overview of the program

  • What is Medi-Cal?
  • Who is eligible?
  • How to apply

Foster Care: an overview of the program

  • How does the foster care system work?
  • How does one become a foster parent?

Public Health Services: an overview of the program

  • Public Health vs. health care - what is the difference?
  • How does the public benefit from public health programs?

Alcohol and Drug Services

  • The effects of addiction on family and loved ones
  • Proposition 36: treatment vs. incarceration
  • Substance abuse education for youth

Mental Health Services

  • What is mental illness?
  • How does the Mental Health system work?

HIV & STD Control

  • What services are available to the community?
  • How to educate youth about the dangers of STDs


For more information send us an email or phone 619-515-6535