Category: Announcements


No CHEAC Weekly Update This Week

There will be no CHEAC Weekly Update this week. Sacramento has been quiet as the Legislature is on its summer recess, and CHEAC Staff is settling into a new office suite this week. Please note our new physical and mailing address: 1127 11th Street, Suite 806, Sacramento, California 95814. As a reminder, the early bird…

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CHEAC Office Moving Next Week

Next week, CHEAC will be moving to a new office suite in the same building. Staff availability may be limited due to the transition and relocation of IT services. We recommend contacting CHEAC Staff via email should you need to get ahold of us next week. Please note, our office phone number and all email…

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Asm. Bloom to Introduce SSB Tax Bill Next Year, Ballot Initiative Announced

Assembly Member Richard Bloom announced this week his intent to introduce a bill in next year’s legislative session to assess a “health impact fee” on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) to fund obesity and diabetes prevention programs. Also this week, the California Dental Association (CDA) and the California Medical Association (CMA) filed an initiative for the November…

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Public Health Toolkit for Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Now Available

The Massachusetts Health Officers Association (MHOA) recently released Essential Measures: A Local Public Health Toolkit for Addressing the Opioid Epidemic. The toolkit is intended to be used as a framework to plan from, initiate, expand upon, and collaborate on strategies available to LHDs to address the opioid epidemic. Notably, the toolkit’s framework encompasses the 10…

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2018 CHEAC Annual Meeting Registration Open, Early Bird Price Offered

Registration for the 2018 CHEAC Annual Meeting is now open! This year’s annual meeting will be held from October 17 – October 19 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento and will provide local health department professionals representing a wide variety of disciplines throughout California with networking and learning opportunities. Early bird registration will be offered through…

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CDC, NACCHO Release Water Fluoridation Toolkit

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently released a new communications toolkit for local health departments and other community-based organizations to educate and inform their communities about the benefits of water fluoridation. NACCHO’s website also features comprehensive resources, including fluoridation fact…

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