Category: Reports


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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LAO Issues California Spending Plan Overview

This week, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published the California Spending Plan providing an overview of the 2020-21 Budget Act, a history of notable events during the budget process, and major features of the budget approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. The report details the state’s $54.3 billion budget…

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Resource Published on Coping with Stress During COVID-19 Pandemic

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Injury and Prevention Branch, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Office of Child Abuse Prevention, Essentials for Childhood Initiative (EfC), ACEs Connection, and the Yolo County Children’s Alliance published a newly developed resource, “Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The material is intended for…

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BARHII, Public Health Alliance Issue Brief, Schedule Webinar on Equity and Emergency Operations

The Bay Area Reducing Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California this week released the brief “Embedding Equity into Emergency Operations: Strategies for Local Health Departments During COVID-19 and Beyond.” The brief outlines case studies, resources, and priority recommendations for counties and cities to explicitly and intentionally embed equity staff…

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CBPP Releases Report on Hardship, Joblessness, and Health Impacts of COVID-19

The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) this week released a report detailing hardship facing millions of Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for key additional relief measures in forthcoming Congressional legislation. The report highlights emerging data showing a large and growing number of households are struggling to afford food and are…

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National Drug Overdose Deaths Surge to Record Level

After U.S. drug overdose deaths fell for the first time in 25 years in 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week indicated deaths surged to record levels in 2019 and are continuing to climb. The CDC reports that projected deaths from drug overdoses increased to nearly 72,000 deaths or 4.8…

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LAO Issues Report on Medi-Cal Caseload Figures, Estimates Administration Overstates General Fund Costs

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) recently issued a report detailing Medi-Cal caseload and cost changes included in the Governor’s FY 2020-21 May Revision. In its report, the LAO assesses the Newsom Administration’s caseload projections, determining that the Administration’s caseload figures are on track with the LAO’s Spring Fiscal Outlook. However, the LAO finds the Administration’s…

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CDPH Issues Chronic Disease Burden Report

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued The Burden of Chronic Disease, Injury, and Environmental Exposure, California, Second Edition. The Burden Report provides a snapshot of the burden of chronic conditions, injuries, and environmental exposures in California and showcases successes in moving toward achieving healthy communities. The second edition of the report…

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LAO Issues Report on Federal COVID-19-Related Funding to California

On Tuesday, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published a report summarizing recent federal legislative and other actions to allocate funding to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The post details federal emergency funding streams and the process by which federal COVID-19-related funding will flow to public and private entities throughout the state. The full LAO…

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