Category: Announcements


2018 CHEAC Annual Meeting Next Week

As a friendly reminder, the 2018 CHEAC Annual Meeting will be held next Wednesday, October 17 through Friday, October 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. Annual Meeting attendees are encouraged to reference the email sent yesterday with key reminders as they prepare to travel to Sacramento. Due to the Annual Meeting, the CHEAC Office…

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Health Equity Workshop Set for December 7

The Committee for California’s Health will be hosting its 2018 Workshop on Building Power for Health Equity in Sacramento on Friday, December 7, 2018. The all-day workshop is designed for California local health department professionals to learn from, support, and inspire each other in advancing health equity work within LHDs. Space is limited to approximately…

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AG Becerra Issues Guidance and Model Policies on Immigrant Access to Public Facilities

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently issued guidance and model policies to ensure that facilities throughout the state remain accessible to all California residents. Pursuant to SB 54 (Chapter 495, Statutes of 2017), the California Attorney General was required to consult appropriate stakeholders and publish model policies limiting assistance with immigration enforcement to the fullest…

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Governor Brown Announces Appointment of CDPH Assistant Director

Governor Jerry Brown last week appointed Charity Dean as the assistant director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Dean was previously the public health officer at the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department between 2014 and 2018 and had also served as the deputy public health officer in Santa Barbara from 2011 to…

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Adolescent Birth Rate in California Continues to Decline

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that California’s adolescent birth rate continues to decline. A new state report indicates a record low of 15.7 births per 1,000 females between ages 15 and 19. These numbers indicate an 11 percent decline between 2015 and 2016. Between 2015 and 2016, the adolescent birth…

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Statewide SSB Tax Ballot Initiative Cleared for Circulation, LAO Issues Analysis

On Thursday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra cleared for circulation the ballot initiative proposal by the California Medical Association (CMA) and California Dental Association (CDA) that would establish a statewide tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). The initiative would create a fund for public health programs to prevent, treat, and research obesity, diabetes, dental diseases, and…

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CDPH Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Undergoes Reorganization, Name Change

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CCDPHP) recently underwent an organizational restructure, visioning, and name change. The Center’s work is primarily comprised of chronic disease prevention, as well as public health programs that address environmental health, occupational health, injury and violence prevention, oral health, and problem…

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TFAH Announces Four-Part Health Equity Webinar Series

The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) recently announced the launch of a four-part webinar series entitled “Taking Action to Promote Health Equity: Using the Lessons from Cutting-Edge Practices to Improve Health and Wellbeing.” The webinars will showcase innovations and replicable activities throughout the country to help advance health equity. The first webinar will take place…

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