Category: Announcements


NACCHO Issues 2019 Advocacy Toolkit

This week, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Government Affairs team issued an updated 2019 Advocacy Toolkit. The toolkit is used to educate members of the various ways to interact with elected officials to weigh in on emerging public health issues and highlight the importance and value of local public health….

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Newsom Inaugurated, Issues Series of Executive Orders Related to Health, Emergency Preparedness

On Monday, Gavin Newsom was sworn in as California’s 40th governor. On the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, Newsom in his expansive inaugural address underscored his commitment to Californians stating, “Our government will be progressive, principled, and always on the side of the people.” Newsom highlighted the need for a range of investments…

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Figueroa, Others Announced to Newsom Administration Posts

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom named a handful of individuals to key administration positions within the Governor’s Office. Among those appointments was Richard Figueroa as Deputy Cabinet Secretary. Figueroa joins the administration from The California Endowment where he served as Director of Prevention. Figueroa previously served as Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and…

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Despite Shutdown, USDA Authorizes SNAP Funding through February

Despite the ongoing partial government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday announced that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits would be funded through February. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue indicated that USDA will be working with states to issue February benefits earlier than usual. States have until January 20 to request and receive…

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HHS Seeks Comments on Healthy People 2030 Objectives

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently soliciting written comments on proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030. Healthy People focuses on health promotion and disease prevention topics and sets forth critical public health priorities by addressing leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Healthy People 2030 has three types of objectives: Core,…

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Happy Holidays from CHEAC Staff

CHEAC Staff wishes all a very happy holidays and happy new year! The CHEAC Office will be closed December 24-26 and December 31-January 1. Staff availability will be very limited next week. The CHEAC Weekly Update will not be distributed next week and will resume the week of December 31.

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Newsom Names Zingale, Others to Key Administration Posts

This week, Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom announced key appointments to the Governor’s Office of Strategic Communications and Public Engagement. Daniel Zingale will lead the office as the senior advisor on strategy and communications. Zingale has served as senior vice president of The California Endowment for the past 10 years, where he has worked on a number…

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