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One of our top priorities is to protect patient privacy and individually identifiable health information. We follow the privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and existing state and federal laws.

In compliance with Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System (SCVHHS) policy, and to ensure federal patient privacy standards are upheld for all patients, clients, and staff, the Public Information Office must accompany all reporters and photographers while on Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital Systems property.

Joy Alexiou is the Public Information Officer for the County of Santa Clara Health System and the Behavioral Health Services Department and is available to respond to journalists' inquiries and requests. Her office number is 1-408-885-4164, and office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide were developed by leading experts in suicide prevention and in collaboration with several international suicide prevention and public health organizations, schools of journalism, media organizations and key journalists as well as Internet safety experts. The recommendations are based on more than 50 international studies on suicide contagion.

For guideline in English click here to read the Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide©
For More Information on Reporting On Suicide visit ReportingOnSuicide.org

For guideline in English click here to read the Recommendations for Blogging on Suicide
For More Information on Blogging On Suicide visit bloggingonsuicide.org.

For guideline in English click here to read the
Social Media Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention


For More Information visit TEAM Up (Tools for Entertainment and Media).

Last updated: 4/2/2019 11:42 AM