Category: Announcements


2019 Advancing Health Equity Award Applications Now Available, Due August 4

The Committee for California’s Health (formerly the Health Equity Awards Planning Committee) recently announced its third cycle of the California Advancing Health Equity Awards and accompanying workshop. These awards are designed to honor innovative local health departments and uplift strategies that build power to advance health equity for all Californians. All California local health departments…

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California Files Opioid Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma

On Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, its affiliates, and Dr. Richard S. Sackler for “creating a public nuisance, deceptive marketing of prescription opioid drugs, and violations of unfair competition law” with the intent to “hold Purdue and Dr. Richard Sackler accountable for the public health crisis they helped…

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CHEAC Members Invited to Participate in 2019 ITUP Regional Workgroup Convenings

The Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) invites CHEAC Members to participate in its 2019 Regional Workgroup Convenings. ITUP regional workgroups bring together local leaders and community members to engage in constructive dialogue, problem-solving, and identification of creative policy solutions that expand access and improve the health of Californians. The workgroup findings are used to inform…

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Newsom Embarks on Statewide Health Care Tour, Announces Additional County Participation in Prescription Drug Single-Purchaser System

Governor Gavin Newsom this week embarked on a statewide “California for All” Health Care Tour to highlight his Administration’s “major, first-in-the nation” proposals to improve health care affordability, lower prescription drug costs, and move California closer to the goal of health care for all. Governor Newsom’s proposals include expanding full-scope Medi-Cal coverage to all undocumented…

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California Local Health Departments Applaud Newsom’s Investment to Address Infectious Diseases

The County Health Executives Association of California (CHEAC) and the Health Officers Association of California (HOAC) applaud Governor Newsom for the inclusion of $40 million to local health departments for prevention, testing, and treatment services in the FY 2019-20 May Revision. CHEAC President and Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency Director Mimi Hall expresses gratitude,…

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National Opioid Leadership Summit Registration Now Open

Registration for the National Opioid Leadership Summit, hosted by the Public Health Institute (PHI), is now open. The summit will be held on Tuesday, June 25 in Sacramento and will provide opportunities for attendees to learn about, share, and collaborate on solutions to the opioid crisis that bridge criminal justice, health care, and public health…

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NASEM to Host Workshop on California Wildfires and Health Impacts

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has announced it will host a two-day in-person workshop, “Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness.” The collaborative public workshop will be held on June 4 and 5 in Sacramento and will convene experts to address a series of topics related to public…

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