Category: Announcements


CDC Reports 30 Percent Increase Nationwide in Opioid Overdoses, Webinar Scheduled for Next Week

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that emergency department visits for opioid overdoses increased 30 percent in all parts of the United States from July 2016 to September 2017. Opioids include prescription pain medication, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl. The Midwest realized the highest increase in opioid overdoses with…

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CHEAC Annual Meeting Workshop Proposals Due Next Friday

The 2018 CHEAC Annual Meeting will be held on October 17 – October 19 in Sacramento and will provide local health department leadership and staff throughout the state with networking and learning opportunities. This year’s conference theme is “Celebrating 30 Years of Improving the Health of All Californians” and will feature expanded workshops offered to…

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CDPH Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Initiative to Hold Two-Part Naloxone Webinar Series This Month

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention (PDOP) Initiative has partnered with the Harm Reduction Coalition to provide a free, two-part webinar series on opioid overdoses and naloxone. Part 1: Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) Date: March 26, 2018 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Register Here Part 2: Implementing…

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CMSP Solicits Nominations for Planning and Benefits Committee

The County Services Medical Program (CMSP) is soliciting county representative nominations for the CMSP Planning and Benefits Committee. The Planning and Benefits Committee focuses on current CMSP policy and program issues and future directions for the program, particularly related to benefits design and coverage matters. The committee serves in an advisory capacity to the CMSP…

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CDPH Invites Nominations for Excellence in Public Health Award

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is soliciting nominations for the 2018 Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health. This award recognizes the contribution of public health and health care services professionals in improving the status of all Californians and the millions who visit the state each year. Nominations must be received…

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