Category: Announcements


Chronic Disease Prevention Leadership Project to Hold September Workshop in Redding

The CCLHO-CHEAC California Chronic Disease Prevention Leadership Project invites CHEAC Members to attend an upcoming workshop entitled “Advancing a Coordinated Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Approach in Local Health Departments” on Thursday, September 28 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Redding, California. Local health department leaders and NEOP managers from North Coast and Cascade…

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Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

Speaking to reporters this week, President Donald Trump indicated he is preparing to declare the growing opioid epidemic a “national emergency.” By declaring the epidemic an emergency, Trump promised “to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.” The Trump Administration is reportedly still drafting…

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CDPH Chronic Disease Prevention Advisory Group Members Sought

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CCDPHP) has recently formed a Local Leadership Advisory Group as part of the Center’s strategic planning efforts. The Local Leadership Advisory Group will review materials and provide feedback and advice to CDPH on proposed planning activities. The group will consist…

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A Reminder to Register for 2017 CHEAC Annual Meeting

Registration for the 2017 CHEAC Annual Meeting is now open. The meeting will be held October 18-20 in Anaheim, California. For more information and to register, please visit our annual meeting page here. Room reservations are due September 8, 2017, and meeting registration is due September 15, 2017. We encourage members to book room reservations…

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Presidential Commission Releases Interim Recommendations on Opioid Crisis

This week, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released an interim report on federal action items needed to address the rising opioid epidemic throughout the country. The Commission recommends the Trump Administration, among other actions, declare a national emergency, mandate prescriber education, immediately establish and fund a federal incentive to…

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2017 CHEAC Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2017 CHEAC Annual Meeting is now open! This year’s meeting theme is The Power of Public Health: Forging Opportunities in a Time of Change. The meeting will be held at the Anaheim Sheraton Park Hotel from Wednesday, October 18-Friday, October 20. To view the tentative conference agenda and to register, please visit…

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CDPH Holds Proposition 56 Oral Health Program Webinars

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Oral Health Program held two informational webinars on the Proposition 56 Local Oral Health Program. The webinars provided information about the new funding opportunity created through the recently-passed Proposition 56 to increase capacity within local health departments to address oral health. Proposition 56 will provide $30…

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CDC Releases Violence Prevention Technical Packages

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released technical guidance packages to assist local health departments and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent and reduce violence. Each technical package is intended as a resource and information guide on prevention decision-making in communities in areas of sexual violence, child…

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National Academies to Host ACEs-Related Workshop Next Week

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) will be hosting a two-day workshop entitled, The Neurocognitive and Psychosocial Impacts of Trauma, next week on July 31-August 1. The workshop will feature a significant focus on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) by taking a systems-based approach to exploring ways in which the growing body of…

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Sonoma County Department of Health Services Recognized with National Award

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services was named the Local Health Department of the Year by the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) during the recent NACCHO Annual Conference. The award recognizes and honors outstanding health department accomplishments, of which Sonoma County received special recognition of its efforts in cardiovascular disease…

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