Category: Announcements


Covered California Announces Special Enrollment Period Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee, along with Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Director Dr. Bradley Gilbert and State Medicaid Director Jacey Cooper, announced a special enrollment period for health insurance coverage amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Effective today, Friday, March 20, Californians who meet eligibility requirements and are without health insurance are…

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Latest Governor’s COVID-19 Actions

Today, Sunday, March 15, Governor Newsom held a press conference to provide updates regarding COVID-19 cases throughout the state and additional actions he is pursuing. In his update, he indicated a total of 335 positive cases and 6 deaths in California and just over 8,000 tests conducted to date. He announced plans to expand testing…

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President Trump Declares National Emergency Due to COVID-19

Earlier today, President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency to combat coronavirus, indicating the declaration allows access to $50 billion in emergency funding. President Trump also announced a number of actions the federal Administration would be taking, which include but are not limited to: Directing every state to set up emergency operation centers Directing every…

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Governor Declares State of Emergency for COVID-19

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency for California to enhance the State’s ability to respond to COVID-19. The Governor, joined by California Health and Human Services Secretary Ghaly, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Sonia Angell, and Office of Emergency Services (OES) Director Mark Ghilarducci, convened…

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Newsom Administration Returns to CalAIM Name

One of the most well-received announcements in the Medi-Cal world this week was that Medi-Cal Healthier California for All would return to its original name, CalAIM. Recall last November, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released their multi-year proposal transform and enhance the Medi-Cal program, entitled California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM). However, the…

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Asthma Preventive Services Project RFP Announced, Webinar to be Held March 4

The Center at the Sierra Health Foundation recently announced a request for proposals for the Asthma Preventive Services Project, which will support a statewide network of entities providing asthma home visiting, education, and environmental mitigation with a focus on serving Medi-Cal patients. Funding will be focused on services for individuals with poorly controlled asthma to…

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BSCC Announces CalVIP Funding Opportunity RFP

This week the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) announced the release of the California Violence Intervention & Prevention (CalVIP) request for proposals to support local jurisdictions and community-based organizations in evidence-based violence reduction initiatives. A total of $27.5 million is available for three-year grants for specified local jurisdictions and community-based organizations that have…

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