Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin Representing the 44th California Assembly District https://a44.asmdc.org/ en Governor Newsom Signs Irwin legislation requiring suicide screening at Hospitals https://a44.asmdc.org/press-releases/20220719-governor-newsom-signs-irwin-legislation-requiring-suicide-screening <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Governor Newsom Signs Irwin legislation requiring suicide screening at Hospitals</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/bjerkebc" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">bjerkebc</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 07/19/2022 - 14:01</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date-create field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2022-07-19T21:00:24Z" class="datetime">Tuesday, July 19, 2022</time> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/a44.asmdc.org/files/2022-07/7.19%20Signed%20Bills%20Posts.png" width="540" height="540" alt="AB 1394" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>SACRAMENTO</strong><span>-</span><span> </span><span>Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1394 (Irwin) into law. The bill requires general acute care hospitals, which are health care facilities that provide 24-hour inpatient care, to adopt universal suicide screening policies for patients twelve years of age or older by January 1, 2025.</span></p> <p><span>"</span><em>I am grateful for Governor Newsom's signature on AB 1394, as it means thousands more California teens and adults will be asked the questions, and receive the support, that can save their lives when they are hurting the most,</em><span>" shared </span><strong>Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks)</strong><span>.</span></p> <p><span>Data has demonstrated that suicide remains a threat to Californians, with data from 2019-2020 indicating that youth aged 10-18 and individuals who identify as Asian/Pacific Islander experienced an increase in suicide rates.</span></p> <p><span>The first step in reducing suicide rates is identification of risk. Health care settings present critical opportunities for suicide prevention and intervention. Researchers have found that 38% of people made a medical visit within a week before attempting suicide, with this percentage increasing to 64% within a month. AB 1394 will work to save lives by utilizing existing infrastructure to increase screening, providing intervention for individuals who may otherwise not seek care for their suicidal ideation or behavior.</span></p> <p><span>The legislation was supported by many in the mental health community, including Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the California Hospital Association, the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies, the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, and the National Center for Youth Law.</span><span> </span></p> <p><strong>PRESS CONTACT: </strong><br /> Brandon Bjerke, Legislative Director<br /> brandon.bjerke@asm.ca.gov</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-files field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Related Files</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-file field--type-file field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">File</div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://a44.asmdc.org/sites/a44.asmdc.org/files/2022-07/AB%201394%20%28Irwin%29%20Signed_0.pdf" type="application/pdf">AB 1394 (Irwin) Signed.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 19 Jul 2022 21:01:48 +0000 bjerkebc 1249 at https://a44.asmdc.org Irwin Hosts Community Event to Increase Preparedness for Drought and Natural Disasters https://a44.asmdc.org/video/20220714-irwin-hosts-community-event-increase-preparedness-drought-and-natural-disasters <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Irwin Hosts Community Event to Increase Preparedness for Drought and Natural Disasters</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/hardyje" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hardyje</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/02/2022 - 12:29</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date-create field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2022-07-14T19:29:17Z" class="datetime">Thursday, July 14, 2022</time> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-oembed-video field--type-string field--label-hidden youtube-container--responsive field__item"><iframe src="/media/oembed?url=https%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DsWb_NDAfRKk&amp;max_width=0&amp;max_height=0&amp;hash=zOx6c1bQuKGrpLmehYZ9zYfbksozoZw-tSgGAKsSXqw" frameborder="0" allowtransparency width="200" height="113" class="media-oembed-content" title="Irwin Hosts Community Event to Increase Preparedness for Drought and Natural Disasters"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 02 Aug 2022 19:29:42 +0000 hardyje 1250 at https://a44.asmdc.org Thousand Oaks assemblywoman leads committee to investigate California’s high gas prices https://a44.asmdc.org/news/20220630-thousand-oaks-assemblywoman-leads-committee-investigate-californias-high-gas-prices <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Thousand Oaks assemblywoman leads committee to investigate California’s high gas prices</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/pricejo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">pricejo</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 07/05/2022 - 14:57</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date-create field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2022-06-30T21:55:30Z" class="datetime">Thursday, June 30, 2022</time> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-source field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Ventura County Star</div> <button class="btn btn-info" type="button"><a href="https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2022/06/30/committee-investigating-california-high-gas-prices-meet-thursday-ventura-county-jacqui-irwin/7747036001/">View Article</a></button> <section class="news"> <div class="news__content"> <blockquote>“I’m very concerned every time I drive by the gas station and I see these extremely high prices,” she said. “It really affects people that are on a fixed budget the most. It is very difficult to adjust these high prices.”</blockquote> </div> </section> Tue, 05 Jul 2022 21:57:29 +0000 pricejo 1246 at https://a44.asmdc.org 'This plant needs a fair amount of work': $65M in upgrades set for Oxnard sewer plant https://a44.asmdc.org/news/20220615-plant-needs-fair-amount-work-65m-upgrades-set-oxnard-sewer-plant <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">&#039;This plant needs a fair amount of work&#039;: $65M in upgrades set for Oxnard sewer plant</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/pricejo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">pricejo</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/15/2022 - 14:50</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date-create field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2022-06-15T21:44:21Z" class="datetime">Wednesday, June 15, 2022</time> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-source field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Ventura County Star</div> <button class="btn btn-info" type="button"><a href="https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2022/06/15/oxnard-upgrades-sewer-plant-ventura-county/7532041001/">View Article</a></button> <section class="news"> <div class="news__content"> <blockquote>Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, secured in 2018 a $9.5 million grant to help replace the standby generators. The award is part of the $12 million in grant funding budgeted for phase two.</blockquote> </div> </section> Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:50:32 +0000 pricejo 1242 at https://a44.asmdc.org 911 Emergencies in the 805 https://a44.asmdc.org/press-releases/20220615-911-emergencies-805 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">911 Emergencies in the 805</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/pricejo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">pricejo</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/15/2022 - 10:47</span> <div class="field field--name-field-subtitle field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Drought, Fire, and More</div> <div class="field field--name-field-date-create field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2022-06-15T17:44:27Z" class="datetime">Wednesday, June 15, 2022</time> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>THOUSAND OAKS – </span></span></span></strong><span><span><span>Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) and the City of Thousand Oaks will be co-hosting an event highlighting some of the local emergencies and challenges with respect to water, wildfires, medical issues and landscape sustainability. The event will take place on Saturday, July 9th. This free event is open to the public and will provide valuable information to people of all ages.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Two presentations will be conducted in the Scherr Forum, the first of which will be hosted by Assemblymember Irwin. A panel consisting of representatives from local water agencies, the Conejo Recreation and Park District, and Ventura County Fire Department will discuss current restrictions, future efforts and how we can plan as a community for the drought. The second presentation will be presented by the Ventura County Master Gardeners who will answer your questions and discuss preservation of trees and plantings and explore options for future drought tolerant landscaping. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>“The historic drought conditions we are facing require that each one of us take action to safeguard our properties and reduce our water consumption,” said Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. “This event will feature experts and professionals who will provide information that will allow us to do just that.”</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Public Safety with their vehicles, and health professionals will also be on hand to talk about preparations in advance of emergencies, evacuation planning, Basic CPR, and overdose and drug safety. Growing Works Nursery and Assemblymember Irwin will be giving away free native plants as long as supplies last.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Additional presentations will involve representatives from the California Department of Insurance who will discuss what is needed before and after a fire or other emergency, The Ventura Regional Fire Safety Council will discuss hardening your home and property against fire and the Ventura County Fire Department will present their Ready, Set, Go – Wildfire Action Plan.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The 911 Emergencies in the 805 event will be held at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Park located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 9th. Free parking is available in the parking structure.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>CONTACT: Joel Price (805) 482-1904</strong></p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-files field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Related Files</div> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-file field--type-file field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">File</div> <div class="field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://a44.asmdc.org/sites/a44.asmdc.org/files/2022-06/911%20Emergencies%20in%20the%20805%20Press%20Release%20-%20Final.pdf" type="application/pdf">911 Emergencies in the 805 Press Release - Final.pdf</a></span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 15 Jun 2022 17:47:27 +0000 pricejo 1241 at https://a44.asmdc.org California Has a Unique Problem With Hospice Fraud. Can Legislation Stop it? https://a44.asmdc.org/news/20220606-california-has-unique-problem-hospice-fraud-can-legislation-stop-it <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">California Has a Unique Problem With Hospice Fraud. Can Legislation Stop it?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/pricejo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">pricejo</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/07/2022 - 15:07</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date-create field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2022-06-06T22:02:51Z" class="datetime">Monday, June 6, 2022</time> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-source field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">California Health Report</div> <button class="btn btn-info" type="button"><a href="https://www.calhealthreport.org/2022/06/06/california-has-a-unique-problem-with-hospice-fraud-can-legislation-stop-it/">View Article</a></button> <section class="news"> <div class="news__content"> <blockquote>“We want to make sure to weed out the bad actors and have the public trust the hospices in their community,” Irwin said.</blockquote> </div> </section> Tue, 07 Jun 2022 22:07:21 +0000 pricejo 1240 at https://a44.asmdc.org California could ask voters to spend $600 million on veteran housing https://a44.asmdc.org/news/20220602-california-could-ask-voters-spend-600-million-veteran-housing <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">California could ask voters to spend $600 million on veteran housing</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/pricejo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">pricejo</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/06/2022 - 12:10</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date-create field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2022-06-02T19:06:44Z" class="datetime">Thursday, June 2, 2022</time> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-source field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Santa Barbara News-Press</div> <button class="btn btn-info" type="button"><a href="https://newspress.com/california-could-ask-voters-to-spend-600-million-on-veteran-housing/">View Article</a></button> <section class="news"> <div class="news__content"> <blockquote>“There are an estimated 11,000 homeless veterans in California and even more experiencing housing insecurity or struggling to make ends meet and transition,” Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, said on behalf of the bill’s author Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks. “AB 411 will assist veterans who are homeless or who need affordable rental housing to secure housing and services for themselves and their families.”</blockquote> </div> </section> Mon, 06 Jun 2022 19:10:03 +0000 pricejo 1239 at https://a44.asmdc.org Irwin: California Is Taking the Lead In Gun Control and We Must Also Demand Federal Action https://a44.asmdc.org/video/20220602-irwin-california-taking-lead-gun-control-and-we-must-also-demand-federal-action <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Irwin: California Is Taking the Lead In Gun Control and We Must Also Demand Federal Action</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/sanchema" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sanchema</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/03/2022 - 08:30</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date-create field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2022-06-02T15:30:57Z" class="datetime">Thursday, June 2, 2022</time> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-video field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-oembed-video field--type-string field--label-hidden youtube-container--responsive field__item"><iframe src="/media/oembed?url=https%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dxu8Hr5AYoFI&amp;max_width=0&amp;max_height=0&amp;hash=_FKTKEU8OPEHzjqiFnnbgpJjrBLniD_ncfxx5gaKRQU" frameborder="0" allowtransparency width="200" height="113" class="media-oembed-content" title="Irwin: California Taking the Lead In Gun Violence Prevention &amp; We Must Also Demand Federal Action"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 03 Jun 2022 15:30:57 +0000 sanchema 1237 at https://a44.asmdc.org This state is enrolling fewer Latino and Black college students in remedial courses. It's working. https://a44.asmdc.org/news/20220518-state-enrolling-fewer-latino-and-black-college-students-remedial-courses-its-working <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">This state is enrolling fewer Latino and Black college students in remedial courses. It&#039;s working.</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/pricejo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">pricejo</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/19/2022 - 15:55</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date-create field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2022-05-18T15:00:00Z" class="datetime">Wednesday, May 18, 2022</time> </div> <button class="btn btn-info" type="button"><a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/state-enrolling-fewer-latino-black-college-students-remedial-courses-w-rcna29058">View Article</a></button> <section class="news"> <div class="news__content"> <blockquote>“This is our goal and eventually I hope that all the colleges see that this is possible — that we are not an outlier,” José Ramón Núñez, vice president of instruction at Fullerton College, said.</blockquote> </div> </section> Thu, 19 May 2022 22:55:06 +0000 pricejo 1236 at https://a44.asmdc.org Lawmakers want strict rules so students avoid no-credit remedial courses https://a44.asmdc.org/news/20220505-lawmakers-want-strict-rules-so-students-avoid-no-credit-remedial-courses <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Lawmakers want strict rules so students avoid no-credit remedial courses</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/pricejo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">pricejo</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/05/2022 - 11:33</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date-create field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field__item"><time datetime="2022-05-05T18:30:09Z" class="datetime">Thursday, May 5, 2022</time> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-source field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">EdSource</div> <button class="btn btn-info" type="button"><a href="https://edsource.org/2022/lawmakers-want-to-prevent-students-getting-stuck-in-no-credit-remedial-courses/671448">View Article</a></button> <section class="news"> <div class="news__content"> <blockquote>“In some colleges, they’re still being nudged toward remedial when they don’t need it,” Irwin said.</blockquote> </div> </section> Thu, 05 May 2022 18:33:31 +0000 pricejo 1233 at https://a44.asmdc.org