Category: Announcements


CDPH to hold Naloxone Grant Program Webinar in May

The California Department of Public Health will be holding an additional webinar for local health departments to address questions regarding the receipt and distribution of naloxone. The webinar will give participants the opportunity to hear from other LHDs about their experiences distributing naloxone, including issuing standing orders and addressing liability concerns. Two webinars were held…

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Humboldt County Names New Public Health Director

Michele Stephens was recently named the new director for Humboldt County’s Public Health Branch as of March 12, 2017.  Michele has been with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services since 2006, and has served as both a supervisor and manager in the department’s Child Welfare Services Division.  Please join us in welcoming…

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Accreditation and Quality Improvement Resources Available

The Association of State And Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) just recently released two leadership guides, one on public health accreditation and one on performance management.  We’re pleased to note both documents are authored by Ron Chapman, MD, MPH, Health Officer, Yolo County, and former CDPH Director.  Dr. Chapman, along with Leslie M. Beitsch, MD, JD,…

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Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Webinar to be held on May 18

Healthy People 2020 is hosting a webinar exploring the progress made toward achieving the  maternal, infant, and child health leading health indicators, on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST. The webinar will highlight efforts in Cincinnati to reduce infant mortality and preterm birth rates.  For more information and to register for…

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EMSA Director’s Advisory Group (DAG)

CHEAC is looking for one member to serve as the CHEAC representative on the Director’s Advisory Group (DAG) for the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA).  This group of various EMS stakeholders, including EMSAAC, hospitals, ambulance providers, and fire and law enforcement representatives, meets with the leadership of the EMS Authority to discuss a variety of…

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Save the Date: Counties Cannabis Summit to be held July 19

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC), Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), and the Urban Counties of California (UCC) will be hosting a one-day summit on the changing policy landscape related to medical and adult use cannabis in California. The summit will convene key state regulators, cannabis experts, county supervisors, CAOs/CEOs, and senior staff…

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CDPH Reports Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Highest in 15 Years

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the results of the annual immunization assessment of children entering kindergarten in California in the 2016-17 school year and found that vaccination rates among kindergarteners are at their highest rate since 2001. According to the report, 96 percent of students attending kindergarten in 2016-17 had…

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NACCHO Board of Directors Nominations – Due April 15

This year, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will be holding elections for the Board of Directors. The following positions are available to our members: ten at-large positions and the position of Vice President. All persons running must be dues-paying active members and attend all board meetings each year. Positions will…

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