Category: Announcements


Governor Newsom Appoints State Medicaid Director

Today, Governor Newsom announced Jacey Cooper’s appointment as State Medicaid Director and Chief Deputy Director of Health Care Programs at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Since 2016, Ms. Cooper served as Assistant Deputy Director of Health Care Delivery Systems at DHCS since 2016. She also served Vice President at Meridian Healthcare Partners and…

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Homelessness Task Force Issues Interim Recommendations to Governor Newsom

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors, led by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, revealed their recommendations for reducing street homelessness, breaking down barriers keeping individuals experiencing homelessness from accessing mental health and substance use services, and findings ways to reduce the cost and boost the…

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CDC Launches New Physical Activity Initiative

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched a new initiative, “Active People, Healthy Nation,” with a goal of helping 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027. The initiative uses five steps to coordinate actions to achieve its goal through supporting physical activity initiatives at the national, state, and local…

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Newsom Issues Executive Order to Address Homelessness

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a press release announcing his Executive Order N-23-20 to reduce street homelessness, reduce barriers for homeless individuals to access health care and other services, and increase housing options for those experiencing homelessness. The executive order, effective immediately, requires: All state agencies named in the Executive Order to develop metrics…

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Newsom Administration Renames CalAIM Initiative

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on Wednesday announced that is has renamed the multi-year reform initiative aimed at improving the health outcomes and quality of life for California’s population in Medi-Cal. Recall, DHCS released its formal proposal to incorporate several state innovations that have been successfully tested through California’s federal 1115 waivers…

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DHCS Publishes Informational Charts on Managed Care Models

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently posted an informational chart with managed care model type definitions and requirements. The purpose of the chart is to aid counties, plans, and other stakeholders in understanding the different managed care model types and the associated requirements. The informational chart can be found on DHCS’ website…

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Happy Holidays from CHEAC!

CHEAC Staff wishes all a very happy holidays and joyous new year! The CHEAC Office will be closed December 25 and January 1, and staff availability will be limited over the next two weeks. The CHEAC Weekly Update will take a brief hiatus during this time and will resume publication during the week of January…

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