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CHEAC Wishes All a Happy Thanksgiving

CHEAC will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will return to the office on Monday, November 27, and our next CHEAC Weekly Update will be distributed on Friday, December 1. CHEAC wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!

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Yolo County Awarded Accreditation Status

We are pleased to announce that the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency was awarded national public health accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) this week. Yolo County becomes the 11th local health department awarded PHAB recognition in California, in addition to CDPH. Please join us in congratulating the hard work…

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CHEAC Summaries on Emergency Cannabis Regulations Now Available

Late last week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released their proposed emergency regulations for medicinal and adult use cannabis. Each licensing authority developed new regulations to reflect the law defined in California’s Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and…

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TFAH, WBT Release Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Epidemics Report

This week, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust (WBT) released Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Epidemics and the Need for a National Resilience Strategy report. The report details a range of drug, alcohol, and suicide trends throughout the country and highlights more than 60 policies, programs, and…

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State Licensing Authorities Issue Emergency Cannabis Regulations

Yesterday, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released their proposed emergency regulations for medicinal and adult use cannabis. Each licensing authority developed the new regulations to reflect the law defined in California’s Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA)…

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Congress Pushes Forward with Tax Reform Measures

This week, Congressional Republicans pushed forward with tax reform measures that could end up having a significant impact on public health. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a sprawling tax bill, while the Senate continues work on their own proposal. This week’s actions are detailed below: House Passes Measure, Could Result in Impacts to Public…

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Covered California Enrollment Jumps 23 Percent

During the first two weeks of open enrollment, the number of new customers enrolling in health insurance through the Covered California marketplace jumped 23 percent compared to the same period last year. More than 48,000 new customers signed up for subsidized health plan coverage between November 1 and November 14 this year, compared to 39,000…

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Trump Announces Appointment of New HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump this week announced that Alex Azar will be appointed as the next Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary. Azar spent nearly a decade at pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, where he most recently served as president of U.S. operations before leaving earlier this year. Prior to his time at Eli Lilly,…

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Adolescent Birth Rates in California Hit Another Record Low

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced California’s adolescent birth rate continues to decline. In 2015, there were 17.6 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19, revealing a 10 percent decrease from the 2014 rate (19.6 births) and a 62 percent decrease from the 2000 rate (46.7 births). Additionally, between 2000 and 2015,…

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