California Poison Control System (CPCS) is the statewide provider of immediate, free and expert treatment advice and assistance over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous, hazardous or toxic substances. Call us toll-free – 1-800-222-1222, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a COVID-19 webpage for Direct Service Providers (i.e. personal care attendants, direct support professionals, paraprofessionals, therapists, and others)
Department of Developmental Services for COVID-19 Information and Resources page provides links to general information about COVID-19, approved changes to increase flexibility for providers, resources and more.
DDS Wellness Tool Kit is a new website that provides information and tools related to health and safety for self-advocates, direct support professionals (DSPs), and vendors or providers. On this site you will find: articles, slideshows, and videos; tools to use in your everyday life; links to online resources; and more!
Official California Legislative Information – This site is maintained by the Legislative Counsel of California and contains up-to-date information on law, legislative sessions, and bill information.
Preventative Health Campaign – Flu and pneumonia are common causes of serious illness and even death, and these diseases are largely preventable. The best way to prevent flu and pneumonia is to get vaccinated. The California Department of Developmental Services is launching a campaign to get everyone with a developmental disability vaccinated for flu, and everyone vaccinated for pneumonia if they are 65 years old or older, as well as those from 19 to 64 years old who have a chronic health condition. DDS has created materials for this campaign. These materials include informational brochures on the flu vaccine and the pneumonia vaccine, and a poster, in English, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.