Category: Announcements


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…

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2020 ITUP Annual Conference Registration Now Open

The Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) this week opened registration for its 2020 Annual Conference which will be held February 24 and 25 in Sacramento. The 24th Annual Conference theme is Taking Bold Steps in Uncertain Times and will explore the steps California is taking to improve health care and coverage in the state against…

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CDC Launches 2019-20 Flu Vaccination Campaign

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and others, launched the 2019-20 flu vaccine campaign to promote the CDC’s recommendation for everyone age six months and older to get an annual flu vaccine. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced…

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NACCHO, CDC Announce Technical Assistance Opportunity for LHDs

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has announced a continuation of a technical assistance opportunity, “Strong Systems, Stronger Communities,” to local health departments. NACCHO will support LHDs in moving upstream to address social determinants of health and health equity…

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CDPH Issues Health Advisory Urging Californians to Refrain from Vaping

On Tuesday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statewide health advisory urging Californians to refrain from vaping, regardless of the substance or source. The health advisory follows the executive order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, setting forth a series of actions related to health risks associated with vaping and increasing youth utilization….

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Referenda Seeking to Reverse Immunization Medical Exemption Laws Cleared for Circulation

This week, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla cleared for circulation two referenda challenging California statute related to state oversight of medical exemptions for school immunization requirements enacted through Senator Richard Pan’s SB 276 and SB 714. Recall, the two measures were passed and signed into law earlier this month after a flurry of activities,…

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NACCHO Issues Sign-on Opportunity Supporting Ban of Flavored E-Cigarettes

This week, the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) released a sign-on opportunity for local health departments and officials to support the recently announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plan to remove non-tobacco flavored electronic cigarettes, including mint and menthol, from the market in an attempt to curb utilization of the…

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Amid Other State and Federal Actions, Newsom Issues Executive Order Targeting Electronic Cigarette Sales and Use

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order aimed at confronting the growing use of electronic cigarette utilization, particularly among youth and young adults. Flanked by California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) Secretary Mark Ghaly and California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) Director Nicolas Maduros, Governor Newsom announced his intent to…

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Governor Newsom Appoints Dr. Sonia Angell as New CDPH Director

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his appointment of Sonia Angell, MD, MPH as the Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Dr. Angell is currently a practicing physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University in New York City. Her previous roles included serving as the…

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