Category: Announcements


San Bernardino County Public Health Awarded Accreditation Status

We are pleased to announce that San Bernardino County Department of Public Health was awarded accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) this week. San Bernardino County becomes the 14th 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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Newsom Issues State of Emergency on Wildfires, Releases Additional Details on Emergency Preparedness Campaign

Last Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on wildfires and directed his Administration to expedite forest management activities to protect 200 communities at an elevated wildfire risk ahead of the upcoming fire season. Newsom’s executive order provides waivers of administrative and regulatory requirements and allow action to be taken in the next 12…

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PHI Announces National Opioid Leadership Summit for June 2019

This week, the Public Health Institute (PHI) announced that it will be hosting the National Opioid Leadership Summit on Tuesday, June 25 in Sacramento. The event 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 sectors. U.S. Surgeon…

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AAP, AHA Endorse Suite of Public Polices to Reduce SSB Consumption

On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released a joint policy statement endorsing a suite of public health-related public policy approaches designed to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) among children. Citing an alarming increase in consumption of SSBs, AAP and AHA called for a comprehensive strategy to…

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HRSA Announces Oral Health Infrastructure Funding Opportunity

This week, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced a funding opportunity to support one-time infrastructure enhancements to improve new or existing high-quality, integrated oral health services in health centers. Up to 250 grants up to $300,000 each are expected to be awarded nationwide by September 2019. Funding is available to support one-time…

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One Week Remains to Submit 2019 CHEAC Annual Meeting Workshop Abstracts

CHEAC is excited to again offer expanded workshops to our 2019 Annual Meeting attendees through collaborating with key partners to host workshop sessions. Recall, the 2019 CHEAC Annual Meeting will be held on October 9-11, 2019 in Pasadena and will provide local health department leadership and staff throughout California with networking and learning opportunities. This…

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NACCHO Launches LHD Opioid Epidemic Toolkit

This week, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) launched a new online resource entitled “Opioid Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments.” NACCO is collecting resources to support local opioid overdose prevention and response efforts as part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded Local Opioid Overdose Prevention and…

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FDA Issues Electronic Cigarette Guidance and Regulations

This week, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the release of draft guidance entitled “Modifications to Compliance Policy for Certain Deemed Tobacco Products.” The draft guidance proposes to restrict flavored electronic cigarette sales and ban new flavored cigars from the market. FDA expects manufacturers of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) that…

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WHO Announces New Global Influenza Strategy, Details Pandemic Preparedness and Response

On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the 2019-2030 Global Influenza Strategy which seeks to prevent seasonal influenza, control the spread of influenza from animals to humans, and prepare for the next influenza pandemic. The strategy outlines a path to protect populations and prepare for pandemic through the strengthening of core public health programs;…

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