Category: Announcements


Newsom Delivers First State of the State Address

On Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address to a joint session of the California Legislature. In a nearly 40-minute address, Newsom covered a wide array of issues, from the strong California economy to immigration to the environment, all while reiterating his commitment to defending the California constitution and the…

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GO-Biz Releases Proposition 64 Community Reinvestment Grants Program Draft Solicitation

This morning, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) released their draft grant solicitation document for those interested in applying for a grant from the program.  As we’ve noted in the past, this funding from Prop 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana Act/Tier 2) is directed to local health departments and community-based organizations to…

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NACCHO to Launch National Profile of LHDs Study in March

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently announced that it will be launching its next version of the National Profile of Local Health Departments Study in March 2019. NACCHO invites local health departments throughout the United States to complete its questionnaire on LHD infrastructure, programming, and practices. Since 1989 NACCHO has…

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Covered California Sees Significant Decline in New Enrollment, Points to Removal of Individual Mandate Penalty

On Wednesday, Covered California released its open enrollment figures for 2019 coverage, finding that overall enrollment held steady with more than 1.5 million consumers selecting a health plan. There was a 7.5 percent increase in the number of existing consumers renewing their coverage, but a 23.7 percent decrease in the number of new consumers signing…

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