Category: Budget


Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Sub. No. 3 Hears Update on CCS WCM Implementation

On Thursday, the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services held a hearing that included an informational update on the California Children’s Services (CCS) Whole Child Model (WCM) implementation. Recall, SB 586 (Chapter 625, Statutes of 2016) established the WCM in designated County Organized Health System (COHS) jurisdictions through…

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California Local Health Departments Applaud Newsom’s Investment to Address Infectious Diseases

The County Health Executives Association of California (CHEAC) and the Health Officers Association of California (HOAC) applaud Governor Newsom for the inclusion of $40 million to local health departments for prevention, testing, and treatment services in the FY 2019-20 May Revision. CHEAC President and Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency Director Mimi Hall expresses gratitude,…

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Governor’s Healthy California For All Commission Heard in Senate Sub. 3

On Thursday, the Governor’s proposal to rename and refocus the Council on Health Care Delivery Systems (Council), established by the 2018 Budget Act, to the Healthy California For All Commission (Commission) was heard in the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services.   The California Health and Human Services…

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Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 hears STD, CHVP and BIH Proposals

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services continued to hear the Governor’s January budget proposals. This hearing focused on issues under the purview of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and included three key proposals of interest to local health departments. Highlights are provided below.   STD Funding….

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Assembly Subcommittee No. 1 Considers Health Coverage, AB 85 Budget Proposals

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Service, led by Acting Chair Assembly member Eloise Gómez Reyes, heard several items related to health coverage affordability, expanding Medi-Cal coverage to undocumented adults and the proposed increased to the redirection of 1991 Health Realignment under AB 85 (Statutes of 2013). Highlights from…

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Assembly Budget Sub. 1 Hears CDPH and DHCS Substance Use Disorder Items

On Monday, Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services heard items related substance use disorder prevention and addiction treatment from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). State Public Health Officer and CDPH Director Dr. Karen Smith provided an overview of CDPH programs and activities…

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Assembly Budget Subcommittees Convene Joint Informational Hearing on Healthcare Workforce

On Monday, Assembly Budget Subcommittees No. 1 on Health and Human Services and No. 2 on Education Finance convened a joint informational hearing entitled, “Meeting the Demand for Health: Final Report of the California Future Health Workforce Commission.” Recall, the California Future Health Workforce Commission released its final report in February, which assessed the current…

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Trump Administration Releases 2020 Budget, Proposes Significant Cuts to Health, Social Program Spending

On Monday, President Donald Trump released his Administration’s proposed FY 2020 budget, amounting to a record $4.75 trillion plan that increases military and defense spending while significantly cutting health, environmental, and education spending. Notably, spending on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is slated for a 12 percent cut, which includes a $750…

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