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Media Advisory

Contra Costa Health Officer Discusses Economic Crisis Impacts on Health Services

February 11, 2009


The increased demand on the County health system because of the economic crisis is the topic of the latest Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) podcast, an audio presentation available on the CCHS website. CCHS Director William Walker, MD, talks about how more and more people are losing their jobs and health insurance and having to turn to CCHS for their care. The increased demand is straining the system.


The podcast is available at Podcasts on health topics are added regularly. A transcript of the podcast also is available online.


Anyone can access the podcast on the CCHS website through computers with MP3 and Internet capability.

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