Category: Announcements


Registration Open for 2018 CHEAC Annual Meeting

Registration for the 2018 CHEAC Annual Meeting is now open! This year’s annual meeting will be held from October 17 – October 19 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento and will provide local health department professionals representing a wide variety of disciplines throughout California with networking and learning opportunities. Early bird registration will be offered through…

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2018 CHEAC Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2018 CHEAC Annual Meeting is now open! This year’s annual meeting will be held from October 17 – October 19 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento and will provide local health department professionals representing a wide variety of disciplines throughout California with networking and learning opportunities. We are pleased to offer expanded keynote…

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CDPH Issues Statewide Standing Order for Naloxone

This week, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith issued a standing order for naloxone. The standing order expands access to naloxone for California residents and allows organizations that cannot prescribe naloxone to distribute it to those who are at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose and those…

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Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) Regional Workshops Continue

Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) continue their series of regional workshops throughout California focusing on health care reform and behavioral health integration and management.  The remaining workshops scheduled for this year are listed below.  Registration information can be found here. North Central Workgroup Agenda Tuesday, June 19 – 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The California…

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CHHS Secretary Dooley Appointed Governor Brown’s Executive Secretary

On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown announced California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Secretary Diana Dooley has been appointed his executive secretary. The role of the executive secretary ostensibly serves as the chief of staff in the governor’s office. The position was previously held by Nancy McFadden who passed away in March following a battle with…

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach Record High in California

According to a report this week released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), a record number of California residents were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in 2017. More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and early syphilis were reported last year, marking a 45 percent increase compared to rates five years…

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CDPH Emergency Preparedness Office Seeks PHEP Award Nominations

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Emergency Preparedness Office (EPO) is seeking award nominations for local grant HPP, PHEP, and Pan Flu preparedness staff that have demonstrated commitment to, are an advocate for, or are a future leader in public health emergency management. Awardees will be announced during the CDPH annual Emergency Preparedness Training…

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CDPH Announces Two-Day Oral Health Summit in June

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of Oral Health will convene a two-day meeting from June 19-20 in Sacramento to launch the California Oral Health Plan 2018-2028 and bring together multiple sectors and disciplines to inspire continued collaboration and coordination for implementing the plan’s action steps. Space is limited, and registration will be…

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California Counties Sue Opioid Manufacturers

California counties are taking action legal action against pharmaceutical companies for falsely promoting the safety and efficacy of addictive prescription painkillers and contributing to the opioid crisis. The lawsuit joined by 30 counties, representing roughly 10.5 million Californians. Additional counties have filed individual suites against the pharmaceutical industry. This comes on the heels of nationwide…

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