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Despite Record-Breaking Surplus, Newsom Fails to Invest in Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom released his Administration’s May Revision, detailing new and adjusted budgetary investments based on the state’s latest revenue projections. The Governor’s May Revision represents a $267.8 billion budget of which $196.8 billion is provided by state General Fund. Notably, despite a record-breaking $75.75 billion surplus, Governor Newsom fails to propose any new,…

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Suspense File Hearings Set for Next Week

The California Legislature this week convened a number of budget hearings to review state agency and department budget proposals while anxiously awaiting today’s presentation of the Governor’s May Revise. The Legislature remained in a bit of a holding pattern ahead of next week’s Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees suspense file hearings which are anticipated to…

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CDC Updates Masking Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Persons, California Still Assessing

On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated adults against COVID-19 can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. The move by the CDC represents a…

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White House Details COVID-19 Public Health Workforce Investment

On Thursday, the Biden-Harris Administration announced it will invest $7.4 billion from the recently enacted American Rescue Plan to recruit and hire public health workers to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future public health threats. Of the total amount, the Biden-Harris Administration will invest: $4.4 Billion to Surge Public Health Staffing…

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TFAH Issues Report on Chronic Underfunding of U.S. Public Health System

This past week, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released a new report entitled, “The Impacts of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2021,” examining federal, state, and local public health funding trends and recommending investments and policy actions to build a stronger public health system, prioritize prevention, and address…

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California’s ACEs Aware Initiative Launches “State of CAre” Provider Engagement Campaign

On Thursday, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) announced their “State of CAre” campaign to raise awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the long-term health effects they can have on children and adults. The campaign initiative commits to offering a free, two-hour online training…

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Governor Expands Drought Emergency to 41 Total Counties

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom expanded his recent regional drought emergency proclamation to encompass the Klamath River, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and Tulare Lake Watershed counties to accelerate action to protect public health, safety, and the environment. In light of this week’s announcement, 41 counties are now under a drought state of emergency, representing 30 percent…

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