Category: Announcements


Four-Part LHD Health Equity Webinar Series Begins This Month

Human Impact Partners, along with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and NACCHO’s Health Equity and Social Justice Committee, are co-sponsoring a four-part webinar series to discuss local health departments’ work to advance health equity. Funded by The California Endowment, the webinar series will highlight success stories and…

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CDC Publishes Built Environment Real World Examples Grid

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a Real World Examples Grid as part of the Community Preventive Services Task Force’s Built Environment Recommendation to Increase Physical Activity. The document features combined built environment intervention approaches that connect activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations that are safe and convenient for people of…

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NACCHO Releases Annual Report on LHDs, Public Health Landscape

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently released The Changing Public Health Landscape: Findings from the 2017 Forces of Change Survey. The report assesses the impact of the economy, public health investments, and more generally, forces that affect change in LHDs throughout the country. The report is used to identify and…

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House Passes Measure to Fund CHIP and Community Health Centers, Gut PPHF

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a measure to reauthorize and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), community health centers, and other health-related programs. Recall, the House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced measures in October on a partisan-basis to fund CHIP for five years and community health centers for two years. All Democrats…

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Madera County Appoints New Public Health Director

Madera County recently named Sara Bosse as its new Director of Public Health. Bosse began her new role this week and was previously the Fresno County Department of Public Health Manager of the Office of Policy and Planning. Please join us in welcoming Sara to her new role in Madera County.

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Governor Brown, California Congressional Delegation Submit Federal Funding Request for Wildfire Recovery

Today, Governor Jerry Brown joined California’s two U.S. Senators and 39 members of the California congressional delegation to request $7.4 billion in federal funding to assist in wildfire relief and recovery efforts throughout the state. Governor Brown also expedited more than $40 million in state funds for immediate recovery efforts, including cleanup, hazardous waste removal,…

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Presidential Commission Adopts Final Opioid Crisis Report

On Thursday this week, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis finalized its report to the Trump Administration. The report consists of 56 recommendations—ranging from opioid prescribing practices, prevention and treatment services, law enforcement tactics, and funding mechanisms—and focuses on federal, state, and local actions. Notably, the report did not include…

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Halloween PHAB Fairy Seen in Mendocino County

On a lighter note—Mendocino County Public Health Director Barbara Howe transformed into the PHAB Fairy for Halloween this week, granting domain-approval dreams to her staff. Howe’s costume was quite the talk of the department, and Mendocino County Public Health staff appreciated the Halloween visit from the fairy.

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