Category: Reports


PHLF Releases White Paper on Public Health Infrastructure, Outlines Potential New Federal Funding Stream

This week, the Public Health Leadership Forum (PHLF), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), published a white paper titled, “Developing a Financing System to Support Public Health Infrastructure.” The white paper examines the current state of public health infrastructure, public health foundational capabilities, and current public health financing structures in the U.S….

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LAO Releases Report on California’s Recovery from Great Recession

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) this week released a visual guide that tells the story of the California budget over the past ten years. The report examines the timeline of the events from the December 2008 proposed budget projection of a $42 billion deficit that quickly grew, resulting in California being called “ungovernable,” “a…

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Urban Institute Releases Report on Impacts of Proposed Public Charge Rule

On Monday, the Urban Institute released a report, “Proposed Public Charge Rule Could Jeopardize Recent Coverage Gains among Citizen Children,” detailing the potential impacts of the proposed public charge rule on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The report finds that between 2008 and 2016, Medicaid and CHIP participation increased 15.5 percent among…

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LAO Publishes Report on Taxation of SSBs

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) this week released a report, “Taxation of Sugary Drinks,” which examines the purpose of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes and key design decisions for the Legislature to consider. Recall, AB 1838 was a budget trailer bill that was passed and signed into law in June 2018 that bans the ability…

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UCLA-UC Berkeley Report Indicates Potential Increase in Uninsured Due to ACA Changes

This week, researchers at UCLA and UC Berkeley released a new study that projects hundreds of thousands more Californians could become uninsured due to federal changes to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate penalty. Recall, the ACA’s individual insurance coverage mandate tax penalty will be repealed beginning in 2019 as part of the sweeping…

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National Climate Assessment Report Issued, Portrays Dire Impacts

Last week, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and its 13 federal member agencies released the Congressionally-mandated National Climate Assessment (NCA) which assesses the science of climate change and its impacts across the United States. The comprehensive and extensive report examines 12 different national topic areas on which climate change will have significant impacts,…

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LAO Publishes 2019-20 Fiscal Outlook Report

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) on Wednesday published its report, “The 2019-20 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook,” which assesses the status of the state’s budget in anticipation of upcoming state budget process. The report finds that the state budget “is in remarkably good shape” and, using its revenues and spending estimates, determines the state’s constitutional…

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NACCHO Releases 2018 Forces of Change Report

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) this week released its 2018 Forces of Change Report which details the impact of the economy, public health investments, and other forces that have impacted LHDs throughout the country. This year’s report indicated that the economic situation is slowly improving for many LHDs, though one…

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