CHEAC News


CHEAC News

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Holds Budget Overview Hearing

On Thursday, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee convened their first hearing on Governor Newsom’s FY 2019-20 Proposed Budget. Opening the hearing, Committee Chair Holly Mitchell provided brief remarks regarding the Newsom Administration’s extensive investments in education and health and human services proposals, as well as its prudent approach to paying down state liabilities…

Read More »

LAO, Legislative Budget Committees Release Overviews of Governor’s Proposed Budget

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) on Monday released its overview of Governor Gavin Newsom’s FY 2019-20 Budget Proposal. The LAO report assesses the state’s current budget position, discusses the Governor Newsom’s budget priorities and spending proposals, and areas for consideration as the Legislature begins its budget deliberations. As part of the assessment of the…

Read More »

OAL Adopts Final Statewide Cannabis Regulations

On Wednesday, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) announced that the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved statewide cannabis regulations. These regulations were submitted to the OAL last month by the BCC, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). These regulations go into effect immediately and…

Read More »

HHS Releases National Health Security Strategy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) recently released the National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) for 2019-2022. The strategy provides a vision to strengthen the country’s ability to prevent, detect, assess, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from various disasters and emergencies. The…

Read More »

In Unprecedented Step, FDA Issues Over-the-Counter Naloxone Labels

On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two model consumer-friendly drug facts labels (DFLs) for over-the-counter naloxone products. Currently, FDA-approved versions of naloxone require a prescription from a medical provider, posing a barrier to individuals who may be at risk of an opioid overdose. The FDA is currently engaged in activities to…

Read More »

de Beaumont Foundation Publishes Public Health Workforce Survey Results

The de Beaumont Foundation this month released the 2017 results of the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS). PH WINS is a national survey of state and local public health agency employees that captures detailed demographics, workforce engagement, morale, training needs, and emerging concepts in public health. PH WINS also provides state-and…

Read More »

Newsom Inaugurated, Issues Series of Executive Orders Related to Health, Emergency Preparedness

On Monday, Gavin Newsom was sworn in as California’s 40th governor. On the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, Newsom in his expansive inaugural address underscored his commitment to Californians stating, “Our government will be progressive, principled, and always on the side of the people.” Newsom highlighted the need for a range of investments…

Read More »

Newsom Releases $209 Billion Budget, Prioritizes Education, Health and Human Services

On Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed FY 2019-20 State Budget, proposing significant expenditures in the state’s fiscal health and new initiatives. The proposed budget totals $209 billion ($144 billion General Fund) and projects a $21.4 billion surplus. The total budget represents a four percent increase from last year’s budget. In a nearly two-hour…

Read More »