Category: Announcements


CDPH Announces New CCLHO Executive Administrator

On Wednesday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Karen Smith announced that Jake Hanson has been appointed as the new Executive Administrator of the California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO). Mr. Hanson has been with CDPH since 2016 and has worked in multiple capacities in the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention…

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NACCHO Announces New Technical Assistance Opportunity

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently announced a new technical assistance opportunity – Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC) TA Cohorts. SSSC will support local health departments in completing public health performance improvement projects through a tailored training and…

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NACCHO Announces RFP Process for Climate and Health Adaptation in LHDs

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is accepting proposals for two awards with a maximum of $15,000 each to supplement ongoing climate change and health adaptation initiatives in local health departments. Applicants should have experience working in local initiatives…

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NACCHO Accepting Applications for Model Practices Award Program

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Model Practices Program through Wednesday, December 12. The program honors and recognizes outstanding local health initiatives from across the country and shares and promotes these practices among LHDs through the Model Practice Database. A Model Practices webinar recording which…

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CAPF Issues Redesigned Concept Paper

The California Alliance for Prevention Funding (CAPF) recently issued a redesigned concept paper. The concept paper’s content has not changed, but the new look more clearly communicates the group’s mission and goals. The redesigned paper is available here.

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CHEAC Closed Next Thursday and Friday

CHEAC will be closed next Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will return to normal operations on Monday, November 26. CHEAC Staff wishes all a safe and enjoyable holiday!

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Governor-Elect Newsom Announces First Key Appointments

Governor-elect Gavin Newsom late last week announced two key appointments to his incoming administration – Ann O’Leary has been named chief of staff and Ana Matosantos has been named cabinet secretary. O’Leary was previously a senior policy adviser for the Clinton Administration, as well as a senior policy adviser for the 2016 presidential campaign of…

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UC Merced Invites LHD Participation on Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center Advisory Group

University of California, Merced was recently awarded a grant from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) to establish the Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC). The NCPC is the first tobacco policy center to be designated by the TRDRP and is charged with focusing on challenges facing rural and underserved areas of California. As part…

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CDPH and EMSA Release New EOM Chapters, CDC Publishes Updated PHEP Capabilities

Last week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) released new content for the California Public Health and Medical Emergency Operations Manual (EOM). New chapters were added to the EOM after extensive work was done by the EOM Workgroup and in consultation with subject matter experts and stakeholders. The content…

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