Category: Announcements


CDC Warns Nationwide Measles Elimination Status at Risk

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Director Dr. Nancy Messonnier this week indicated there is a “reasonable chance” the United States will lose its measles elimination status in October 2019, largely caused by ongoing measles outbreaks in New York. Recall, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared…

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Public Charge Final Rule Summary from County Associations Now Available

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC), CHEAC, California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH), County Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA), and the County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA) released this week a summary document of the final public charge rule that was published in the Federal Register earlier this month. Recall, the Trump…

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Public Health Advocates to Hold Trauma Conference November 20-21

Public Health Advocates will host its fall conference “Rooted in Community: Moving from Trauma to Healing” on November 20 and 21 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. The conference will include topics such as critical lessons in equity, the role of social support in individual and community healing, redesigning organizational culture, trauma-informed education, and climate…

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Just Over One Week Remains to Register for 2019 CHEAC Annual Meeting

As a friendly reminder, registration for the 2019 CHEAC Annual Meeting will close in just over one week on September 1. This year’s annual meeting will be held from October 9 – October 11 at the Westin Pasadena and will provide local health department professionals representing a wide variety of disciplines throughout California with networking…

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Newsom Launches New Emergency Preparedness Campaign, Announces $50m in Grants

Governor Gavin Newsom, joined by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and California Volunteers, on Tuesday officially launched Listos (Ready) California, the new statewide emergency preparedness campaign aimed at building resiliency in vulnerable communities at high risk for wildfire and other disasters. The campaign is an effort to boost disaster preparedness by engage a…

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Connolly Appointed CHHS Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health

On Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of John Connolly as the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health. Connolly has been the director of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) since 2018. He has also served as…

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Planned Parenthood Announces Withdrawal from Title X Program

Citing recent changes to rules governing the federal Title X family planning program, Planned Parenthood this week announced its nationwide exit from the program. Recall, the Trump Administration in March set forth a final rule that prohibits Title X from referring patients to certain reproductive health services and further specifies that clinics that refer patients…

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CHHS Secretary Ghaly Appoints Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Launches Public Engagement Campaign

California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Thursday announced the establishment of a Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Recall, Governor Gavin Newsom in January called for the creation of a statewide master plan and issued an executive order tasking CHHS with the development and issuance of a plan by…

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2019 CHEAC Annual Meeting Registration Closes September 1

As a friendly reminder, registration for the 2019 CHEAC Annual Meeting will close on September 1. This year’s annual meeting will be held from October 9 – October 11 at the Westin Pasadena and will provide local health department professionals representing a wide variety of disciplines throughout California with networking and learning opportunities. We are…

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Newsom Announces Alzheimer’s Task Force Members

This morning, Governor Gavin Newsom announced membership to the new statewide Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force, a group tasked with developing a plan to address and manage Alzheimer’s disease and other aging-related conditions throughout California. Recall, Newsom announced the creation of the task force during his State of the State address in February and…

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