Category: Reports


CDPH Reports Valley Fever Cases Continued to Rise in 2017

In a report released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the highest annual number of new Valley Fever cases in California was reported in 2017. Between January and December 2017, 7,466 new cases of Valley Fever were reported to CDPH, marking the highest annual incidence reported in the state since Valley Fever became…

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CDPH Releases End of Life Option Act Annual Report

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently released the 2017 End of Life Option Act Annual Report. Recall, the End of Life Option Act became law in June 2016 and allows qualified individuals diagnosed with a terminal disease to obtain and self-administer aid-in-dying drugs. CDPH is required to report annually the number of prescriptions…

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CDPH and Partners Release Statewide Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), and the Public Health Institute (PHI) released a comprehensive statewide review of maternal deaths from 2002-2007, offering key insights to improving care and strategies to further reduce preventable maternal mortality. The report determined that California has experienced a significant…

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RWJF Releases Annual National Health Security Preparedness Index Scores

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), in collaboration with the University of Kentucky, recently released its annual National Health Security Preparedness Index which identifies strengths and weaknesses in the protections needed to keep individuals safe and healthy in the event of a large-scale public health emergency. The Index combines a series of measures from various…

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TFAH Publishes Issue Brief on Alcohol, Drug, and Suicide Crises

This week, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) published an updated issue brief detailing how public health and education sectors can work together to address the nationwide alcohol, drug, and suicide crises. The brief builds upon the existing Pain in the Nation report released last year which projected deaths from drugs, alcohols, and suicides could…

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Prevention Institute Publishes Brief on Health Inequities

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Prevention Institute released a brief titled, “Countering the Production of Health Inequities through Systems and Sectors.” The brief examines a series of determinants of health, their connections to health and safety, and inequities in health and wellbeing outcomes. To better understand the origination of health…

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Childhood Poisoning Report Shows Increases in Exposures of Addictive Substances to Children

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) recently published a report on childhood poisoning and prevention efforts. The report finds that in 2016 alone, over 30,500 reports were made to poison control centers regarding the exposure of addictive substances to young children. Exposure rates of nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and opioids among children have…

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CalHPS Reentry Health Policy Project Releases Report, Recommendations, and Policy Briefs

California Health Policy Strategies (CalHPS) recently released a report and other materials on the health and behavioral health needs of prison and jail inmates returning from custody to their communities. With support from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) and L.A. Care, CalHPS has been engaged in research and recommendation development to improve the effectiveness…

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