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CBO Releases Report on Impact of Ending Cost-Sharing Reductions

On Tuesday this week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report requested by House Democrats analyzing the potential impact of terminating payments for cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) on the federal budget, health insurance coverage, market stability, and health insurance premiums. Under current law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurers to offer plans with reduced…

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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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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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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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NACCHO 2017–2018 Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI) RFP Released

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has again released a Request for Proposals for the Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI) grants they have provided the past six fiscal years (starting in 2011/12). These grants, up to $15,000, are designed to assist local health departments with stimulating quality improvement and promoting health department…

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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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