Category: Tobacco


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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FDA Announces Comprehensive Tobacco and Nicotine Regulatory Plan

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a new comprehensive plan to regulate tobacco and nicotine as part of a multi-year roadmap to better protect children and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death. At the center of the FDA’s regulatory efforts is a focus on nicotine and the issue of addiction. The agency…

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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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CDPH Announces Upcoming Oral Health Overview Webinars

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will be hosting two upcoming webinars to provide information to local health departments on the Proposition 56 Oral Health Program funding opportunity. The webinar will be hosted by the California Dental Director Dr. Jayanth Kumar and CDPH colleagues. Two webinar sessions will be offered: July 26, 2017 from…

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NACCHO Strategies for Promoting Tobacco Cessation Webinar

On Wednesday, June 21, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will host a webinar on low-cost strategies for tobacco prevention. The webinar will take place from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (PST) and will explore ways local health departments can integrate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips from…

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LAO Report on Prop 56 (Tobacco Tax)

The Legislative Analyst recently released a report providing an overview of the Governor’s proposals on implementing Proposition 56, the tobacco tax voters passed last year.  They note that the Governor’s budget and allocation of increased tobacco revenues is reasonable and generally consistent with the requirements laid out in the initiative.  Furthermore, they also weigh in…

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