Category: Announcements


UCLA CHPR to Host Symposium on Health, Housing, and Homelessness

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Policy Research will host a virtual symposium on Monday, October 4 and Tuesday, October 5 entitled, “Opening Doors for All: Improving Health in Housing and Homelessness.” The symposium will bring together public health leaders, community advocates, policymakers, and other thought leaders to identify past successes…

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EfC Initiative Publishes New Resource on Family Tax Credits

The Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative, a joint project of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), recently published a new resource, “Connecting Families to Tax Credits to Improve Child Wellbeing in California: A Brief for California Local Health Departments and Children & Family Service Providers.” The…

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BARHII, Partners to Host Equity Webinar Series

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII), along with partners including the Public Health Advocates, will host multiple equity-focused webinar series over the coming weeks. These webinars include: In the Room Where it Happens: Funding Equity Officer Positions for Emergency Management This webinar will occur on Wednesday, September 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00…

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CDPH Alzheimer’s Disease Program to Host October 22 Webinar

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Alzheimer’s Disease Program (ADP) will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 22 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The webinar will share information about California’s current activities around Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including highlights on California’s Alzheimer’s Disease Centers, recent research activities, and local efforts to address…

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Newsom Administration Announces $2.75 Billion Expansion of Homekey

On Thursday, the Newsom Administration announced the next phase of the homeless housing initiative Homekey with the release of $2.75 billion in funds from the 2021 Budget Act. The funding will expand the Homekey program for the purchase and rehabilitation of buildings, including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings, tiny homes, and other properties, to convert…

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Newsom Announces CHHS Appointments

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Agency Undersecretary Michelle Baass as the Director of the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Ms. Baass will fill the role held by outgoing DHCS Director Will Lightbourne since June 2020. Ms. Baass has been CHHS Undersecretary since 2018 and previously…

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Biden Administration Seeks $65 Billion for Pandemic Preparedness

This week, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a new updated pandemic preparedness plan that seeks to authorize $65 billion for pandemic preparedness activities. The full plan lays out five key areas necessary to prevent the U.S. from biological threats. The Administration’s plan includes the following: Transforming Medical Defenses Ensuring Situational Awareness Strengthening Public Health Systems Building…

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Reminder: 2021 CHEAC Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!

As a reminder, registration for the 2021 CHEAC Annual Meeting is now open! This year’s conference theme is “Revitalizing Public Health: Leveraging Lessons Learned from COVID-19.” The conference will be held in an entirely virtual format from October 6 through October 8 and will feature several plenary speakers, as well as multiple breakout sessions. CHEAC…

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PHAB Awards Nevada County National Public Health Accreditation Status

We are pleased to announce that the Nevada County Public Health Department was awarded accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) on August 31, 2021. Nevada County becomes the 21st local health department awarded PHAB recognition in California, in addition to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Please join us in congratulating…

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