Time Runs out for Two-Year Bills in Legislature


Time Runs out for Two-Year Bills in Legislature

The Legislature spent much of this week focused on passing two-year bills out of their houses as today is the final deadline. Very few managed to pass off their respective floors. Most prominently, Senator Wiener’s SB 50, which makes significant changes to local zoning laws allowing for more high-density housing near mass transit hubs, failed…

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U.S. Surgeon General Issues Report on Smoking Cessation

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams recently issued a report on smoking cessation, the 34th tobacco-related Surgeon General report published since 1964. In 1990, the Surgeon General issued the report, The Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation. The latest report summarizes the latest evidence on the health benefits of smoking cessation, including recent scientific evidence on the…

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WHO Declares Novel Coronavirus a Global Health Emergency; HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency

WHO On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the ongoing coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the declaration, noting, “Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed the emergence of a previously unknown pathogen, which has escalated into an unprecedented outbreak, and which has…

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ACEs Aware RFP Applications Due February 10

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Office of the California Surgeon General continue to solicit request for proposals (RFPs) for the ACEs Aware initiative with an application due date of February 10. The initiative is California’s approach screening children and adults for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in primary care and to treat…

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Reminder: Public Health Accreditation Readiness Survey

Last week, CHEAC sent out our annual survey to assess California local health department readiness to apply for national public health accreditation. Currently 16 local health departments, as well as the California Department of Public Health, have completed the public health accreditation process and been awarded. CHEAC’s survey is intended to track California’s progress statewide….

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GO-Biz Awards First Round of California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG)

Earlier this week, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced the first round of awardees for the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG). Recall these grants are for the first cycle of funding (FY 18/19) awarded from the Proposition 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana) grants program intended to support activities for communities disproportionately…

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PHAB Awards Merced County National Accreditation Status

We are pleased to announce that the Merced County Public Health Department was awarded accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) this week. Merced County becomes the 15th local health department awarded PHAB recognition in California, in addition to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Please join us in congratulating all of…

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California Files Opioid Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma

On Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, its affiliates, and Dr. Richard S. Sackler for “creating a public nuisance, deceptive marketing of prescription opioid drugs, and violations of unfair competition law” with the intent to “hold Purdue and Dr. Richard Sackler accountable for the public health crisis they helped…

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CDPH CHA/CHIP Workshop Announced for June 27

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will be hosting a full-day workshop on Community Health Assessments (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) on Thursday, June 27, at the CDPH Natomas Office located in Sacramento. This workshop will focus on tools and resources that help improve a community’s health and promotes health equity, cover…

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CDPH Cannabis Emergency Regulations Related to Shared-Use Facilities and CEQA Compliance Re-Released

This spring, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued emergency regulations related to the cannabis dual-licensing system: 1) compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and 2) the need for specific requirements and guidance to ensure that the use of shared-use facilities by cannabis manufacturers are compliant with the state’s statutory requirements.  CHEAC…

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