Category: Announcements


Stanislaus County Awarded PHAB Accreditation – PHAB Names new President and CEO

We are pleased to announce that the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency was awarded accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) this week. Stanislaus County becomes the 17th 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…

Read More »

Newsom Opens Applications for Emergency Homelessness Aid, Appoints Doherty as Advisor on Homelessness

Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced that California counties and cities can now begin applying for $650 million in emergency homelessness aid provided through the 2019-20 State Budget Act. Newsom noted that California has been unable to secure the 2019 point-in-time (PIT) count data from the federal government; instead, the Newsom Administration has created an…

Read More »

CDPH CHC to Hold Peer Learning Collaborative Session on December 11

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) will be launching its Peer-to-Peer Learning Collaborative sessions in partnership with local health departments throughout the state. The first session will be held on Wednesday, December 11 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and will feature the Alameda County Public Health Department. The…

Read More »

CHEAC Office Closed November 28 and 29

The CHEAC Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The CHEAC Weekly Update will not be published next week. We will resume normal operations on Monday, December 2.

Read More »

DHCS Issues Updates on CalAIM, Behavioral Health, and Pharmacy Initiatives

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently issued a series of updates related to CalAIM, behavioral health integration, and pharmacy services. CalAIM Stakeholder Process As you recall, DHCS recently revealed its California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) proposal, the multi-year initiative by DHCS to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of Medi-Cal…

Read More »

NACCHO Board Approves New and Updated Policy Statements

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Board of Directors last week approved new and updated policy statements on a range of topics. The NACCHO policy statements inform and support NACCHO’s national advocacy for local health departments and programmatic work, as well as message to the general public stances on various issues…

Read More »

CDPH Releases Healthy Brain Initiative Funding Opportunity for LHDs

Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Alzheimer’s Disease Program released the new California Healthy Brain Initiative Funding Opportunity Request for Applications (RFA). The RFA process opened October 17 and will close on January 6, 2020. $4.5 million is available to six local health jurisdictions, including up to two rural counties and at least…

Read More »

DHCS Issues Guidance on $20m Funding Opportunity for Non-WPC Counties

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) today issued guidance related to the 2019-20 Governor’s Budget investment of $20 million from the Mental Health Services Fund to encourage additional counties to initiate Whole Person Care-like pilot capacity at the local level. California has successfully established 25 Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilot programs throughout the…

Read More »

2019 CHEAC Annual Meeting Next Week

As a friendly reminder, the 2019 CHEAC Annual Meeting will be held next Wednesday, October 9 through Friday, October 11 at the Westin Pasadena. Annual meeting attendees are encouraged to reference the email with key reminders as they prepare to travel to Pasadena. Due to the Annual Meeting, the CHEAC Office will be closed for…

Read More »