Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees hear CDPH Items
The Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 3 and Assembly Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services convened their respective hearings this week on issues related to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Dr. Smith, CDPH director, provided members with a general overview of the department, while several deputies provided members with program specific updates related to chronic disease and family health. CDPH highlighted activities related to Tobacco Tax funding (Prop 99 and Prop 56), violent death reporting, and childhood lead poisoning prevention program, among others.
Chairs of both Subcommittees seemed particularly interested in CDPH identifying public health areas that the Legislature could invest additional resources. All items were held open.