Category: Announcements


CDPH Releases Proposition 56 Oral Health Program Guidelines

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the 2017-2022 Program Guidelines for Local Health Jurisdiction Local Oral Health Programs Grant Application. The guidelines provide information on the purpose and background of the program, key action dates, required objectives and deliverables, application and program requirements, and instructions for completing required documents. The due…

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Public Health Advocates to Hold Statewide Diabetes Conference in November

Public Health Advocates, a statewide public health advocacy organization, is hosting a conference entitled Building Health Equity: Linking Community-Based Diabetes Prevention & Clinical Treatment in Sacramento on Tuesday, November 14, from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Conference topics include Diabetes & Health Equity and Coalition Building – Bridging the Prevention/Treatment Divide.  For more information and…

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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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