Category: Reports


LAO Provides Update on COVID-19 Spending in California

On Thursday, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published a report providing a high-level summary of state and federal funds expended to date in responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The LAO’s report explores state and federal authorities for COVID-19 spending, state, federal, and other funding sources for COVID-19 spending, and the amounts of COVID-19…

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Analysis Released for Initiative to Limit Government Authority During Public Health Crises

This week, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its analysis of the proposed statewide ballot initiative to limit the government’s role to an advisory capacity during any health crisis. Recall, paperwork was filed with the California Attorney General’s Office in September to begin the initiative process, which will eventually be required to collect 623,212…

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CDPH, CDSS Issue ACEs Data Report

This week, the Essentials for Childhood Initiative (EfC), a project of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and California Department of Social Services (CDSS), published a report on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in California that provides an overview of data from 2011-2017 collected through the California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). The report…

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TFAH Unveils Blueprint for the 2021 Administration and Congress

This week, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) unveiled The Promise of Good Health for All: Transforming Public Health in America which provides an action plan for the presidential administration and Congress taking office in 2021. The report highlights weaknesses exposed in the nation’s public health system during the COVID-19 pandemic, including ways in which…

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NASEM Issues Framework for Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recently issued the Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine to provide an overarching framework for vaccine allocation to assist policymakers and stakeholders in the domestic and global health communities. The report recommends four allocation phases for the COVID-19 vaccine and outlines numerous considerations and factors…

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DOF Issues First CARES Act CRF Quarterly Report

This week, the Department of Finance (DOF) issued its first quarterly report of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) provided by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Recall, the CARES Act was signed into law in March and provided state and local governments with federal funds for expenditures incurred between March 1…

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State Auditor Releases Report on Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts

This week, California State Auditor Elaine Howle released an audit report on youth suicide prevention efforts at a selection of school districts and chart schools, as well as the role of state agencies in youth suicide prevention. As indicated by the state auditor, from 2009 through 2018, the annual number of youth suicides (ages 12-19)…

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CCS Title V Needs Assessment Final Report Now Available

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has made available the 2018-2020 California Children’s Services (CCS) Title V Needs Assessment Final Report. Title V of the Social Security Act provides for programs to improve the health of all mothers and children, including children with special health care needs. As a condition of the Title V…

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TFAH Finds Obesity Rates Are Highest Ever Recorded

The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) this week released its 17th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America which reports on obesity rates for every state and by racial and ethnic groups, age, and gender. TFAH’s latest report utilizes data from the most recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

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UC Berkeley Publishes Report on Economic and Health Benefits of a PPE Stockpile

On Wednesday, the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health and the UC Berkeley Labor Center published a report on the potential economic and health benefits of a personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpile in the state of California. The report draws upon the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, indicating the pandemic has exposed “tragic shortcomings in…

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