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UC Merced Invites LHD Participation on Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center Advisory Group

University of California, Merced was recently awarded a grant from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) to establish the Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC). The NCPC is the first tobacco policy center to be designated by the TRDRP and is charged with focusing on challenges facing rural and underserved areas of California. As part…

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CDPH and EMSA Release New EOM Chapters, CDC Publishes Updated PHEP Capabilities

Last week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) released new content for the California Public Health and Medical Emergency Operations Manual (EOM). New chapters were added to the EOM after extensive work was done by the EOM Workgroup and in consultation with subject matter experts and stakeholders. The content…

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CDPH ICR Information Now Available

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will continue with the standardization of Indirect Cost Rates (ICR) for contracts, allocations, and grants with LHDs for FY 2019-20. LHDs will be requested to submit documentation used to calculate its ICR as a percentage of personnel services costs and a percentage of total allowable direct costs. CDPH…

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CHCF Issues Naloxone Access Options Guide

This week, the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) issued a guide detailing access options for stakeholders can find or purchase naloxone for their organizations. The two-page chart includes access for local health departments, behavioral health departments, first responders, Medi-Cal beneficiaries, and others. Included in the guide is information on the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project…

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CHEAC Hosts Successful 2018 Annual Meeting

Last week, CHEAC held its 2018 Annual Meeting in Sacramento, featuring an expanded lineup of plenary speakers, robust workshops, and additional programming. Nearly 130 local health department and agency directors, managers, and staff attended the conference and meeting. Evaluations from the conference were very positive and indicated attendees found significant value in the expanded attendance…

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2019 CHEAC Meeting Dates Now Available

2019 meeting dates for the CHEAC General Membership, Executive Committee, and Small County Committee are now available. These dates have been posted on our website, and a printable document of the 2019 meeting calendar is available here.

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LAO Publishes 1991 Realignment Report

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) recently released its long-awaited report, “Rethinking the 1991 Realignment,” which examines the impacts of recent changes to 1991 Realignment, including the impact of the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) agreement that was reached in 2017. The report details the history of 1991 Realignment, discusses increased program…

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CHEAC Welcomes Feedback on Proposed Federal Rule on Public Charge

As a friendly reminder, CHEAC welcomes members to assess the impact of the Trump Administration’s proposed rule on public charge on LHD operations and services and provide written comments to Jack Anderson via email (janderson@cheac.org) by COB on Friday, November 16, 2018. Recall, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services…

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