Category: Announcements


Governor Announces Availability of $300m through Clean California Grant Program

The Newsom Administration on Wednesday announced the availability of nearly $300 million in Clean California grants, calling on local communities to apply for funds to support projects to clean and beautify local streets, tribal lands, parks, and transit centers throughout the state. The new grants are part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California Initiative, which…

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CDPH Concludes Inspections of Valencia Branch Laboratory

On Monday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the results of a routine inspection and a complaint investigation of the Valencia Branch Laboratory (VBL), the state’s primary COVID-19 testing laboratory. The CDPH Laboratory Field Services (LFS) closed its two inspections of the VBL after multiple visits and detailed assessment of the laboratory. No…

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CDC Warns of Increasing Seasonal Influenza Activity

Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a national health advisory about increased influenza A(H3N2) activity that could mark the beginning of the 2021-22 influenza season. The CDC notes that while influenza activity is still low overall nationally, an increase of the influenza strain A(H3N2) has been detected in recent weeks…

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HHS Announces $35m Investment in Title X Telehealth Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week announced the availability of $35 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to enhance and expand the telehealth infrastructure and capacity of Title X family planning providers. According to HHS, telehealth adoption in the U.S. has increased dramatically and Title X grantees have…

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NACCHO LHD Practice Awards Applications Due December 31

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently announced it has begun accepting applications for its 2022 Model and Innovative Practice Awards. Every year, NACCHO’s Model Practices Program nationally honors and recognizes outstanding local public health practice and shares them through the Model Practices Database. Model Practices are awarded to local health…

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CHEAC Job Opportunity: Fiscal Analyst

CHEAC is currently recruiting a full-time Fiscal Analyst! This position will be responsible for conducting fiscal and budget tracking, analyses, and support for CHEAC and its member jurisdictions. Learn more about the position here. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references via email to admin@cheac.org by Friday, December 10.

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El Dorado County Awarded Accreditation Status by PHAB

We are pleased to announce that the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency – Public Health was recently awarded accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) on November 16, 2021. El Dorado County becomes the 22nd local health department awarded PHAB recognition in California, in addition to the California Department of…

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Newsom Announces First Broadband Expansion Projects

Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced the state has identified 18 projects to begin work on an “open-access middle-mile network” to provide missing infrastructure paths to establish expanded access to broadband internet. The announcement comes as part of the Newsom Administration’s $6 billion broadband investment to provide internet access to Californians. The initial 18 projects…

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