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Fiscal Committees Face Deadline to Advance Bills Next Week

The Legislature maintained a busy hearing schedule this week, considering and taking action on a number of policy and budget items. Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees will hold suspense file hearings next week in order to meet the May 25 deadline for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor all fiscal bills introduced…

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Budget Subcommittees Hear May Revise Items and Close Out Issues

With last week’s release of the Governor’s May Revision, health and human services budget subcommittees worked hard to hear all May Revision items and closeout all issues previously heard but held open. The Senate concluded the work of the Subcommittee on Thursday, while the Assembly will convene a vote-only hearing on Thursday, May 24. Upon…

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach Record High in California

According to a report this week released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), a record number of California residents were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in 2017. More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and early syphilis were reported last year, marking a 45 percent increase compared to rates five years…

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CDPH Emergency Preparedness Office Seeks PHEP Award Nominations

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Emergency Preparedness Office (EPO) is seeking award nominations for local grant HPP, PHEP, and Pan Flu preparedness staff that have demonstrated commitment to, are an advocate for, or are a future leader in public health emergency management. Awardees will be announced during the CDPH annual Emergency Preparedness Training…

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CDPH Announces Two-Day Oral Health Summit in June

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of Oral Health will convene a two-day meeting from June 19-20 in Sacramento to launch the California Oral Health Plan 2018-2028 and bring together multiple sectors and disciplines to inspire continued collaboration and coordination for implementing the plan’s action steps. Space is limited, and registration will be…

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Healthy People 2020 to Hold Oral Health Webinar Next Thursday

Healthy People 2020 will convene a webinar titled “Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Oral Health” on Thursday, May 24 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. The webinar will feature progress made in Healthy People 2020 oral health indicators, as well as local examples from the Indian Health Service and two communities in Oklahoma. Additional…

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California Counties Sue Opioid Manufacturers

California counties are taking action legal action against pharmaceutical companies for falsely promoting the safety and efficacy of addictive prescription painkillers and contributing to the opioid crisis. The lawsuit joined by 30 counties, representing roughly 10.5 million Californians. Additional counties have filed individual suites against the pharmaceutical industry. This comes on the heels of nationwide…

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Governor Brown Releases 2018-19 May Revision

This morning, Governor Jerry Brown released  the 2018-19 May Revision which provides updated figures to the Governor’s January budget proposal. CHEAC details the key areas of interest to our members in our May Revision Budget Memo. Additional links related to the May Revise and Budget process are available below: Governor’s May Revision Summary Proposed Trailer…

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Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 Approves a $1 Billion Health Care Package

This week, Assembly Members Phil Ting (Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee), Arambula (Chair of Assembly Budget Sub 1) and Wood (Chair of Assembly Health Committee) announced a $1.044 billion package to fund significant improvements to California’s Health Care System.  The measure  was debated in Assembly Subcommittee No. 1 on Monday, where it was eventually…

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