HHS to Award $350M to Improve Maternal and Child Health Nationwide


$48M Awarded to Health Centers for Ending the HIV Epidemic

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded over $48 million to 271 HRSA-supported health centers across 26 states to expand HIV prevention and treatment services, including preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), outreach, and care coordination. California health centers are set to receive just shy…

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PHAB Seeks Feedback on 2022 Standards and Measures

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) recently launched the vetting of PHAB Standards & Measures: Version 2022. PHAB is encouraging public health personnel to weigh in on the proposed version of measures to reflect the changing landscape of public health practice and incorporate feedback from practitioners. To share feedback, visit here to access the full…

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TFAH Issues 2021 State of Obesity Report

The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) recently released its 18th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report, finding that social and economic factors linked to obesity were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. TFAH reports that in 2020, 16 states had adult obesity rates at or above 35 percent, up from 12…

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UCLA CHPR to Host Symposium on Health, Housing, and Homelessness

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Policy Research will host a virtual symposium on Monday, October 4 and Tuesday, October 5 entitled, “Opening Doors for All: Improving Health in Housing and Homelessness.” The symposium will bring together public health leaders, community advocates, policymakers, and other thought leaders to identify past successes…

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EfC Initiative Publishes New Resource on Family Tax Credits

The Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative, a joint project of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), recently published a new resource, “Connecting Families to Tax Credits to Improve Child Wellbeing in California: A Brief for California Local Health Departments and Children & Family Service Providers.” The…

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BARHII, Partners to Host Equity Webinar Series

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII), along with partners including the Public Health Advocates, will host multiple equity-focused webinar series over the coming weeks. These webinars include: In the Room Where it Happens: Funding Equity Officer Positions for Emergency Management This webinar will occur on Wednesday, September 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00…

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CDPH to Host Suicide Prevention Webinar on September 29

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB) and the Prevention Institute will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 29 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The webinar is entitled, “Preventing Trauma and Suicide during Catastrophic Events and Beyond: Strategies for Preventing Suicide in California.” The webinar will feature presenters…

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ACEs Aware to Hold Webinar on ACEs Screening How-To Guide

ACEs Aware, California’s initiative between the Office of the California Surgeon General and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), will host a special webinar highlighting the ACEs Screening How-To Guide and implementation lessons from clinics throughout the state. The webinar will occur on Wednesday, September 29 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The…

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CDPH Alzheimer’s Disease Program to Host October 22 Webinar

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Alzheimer’s Disease Program (ADP) will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 22 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The webinar will share information about California’s current activities around Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including highlights on California’s Alzheimer’s Disease Centers, recent research activities, and local efforts to address…

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