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DHCS Issues Updates on CalAIM, Behavioral Health, and Pharmacy Initiatives

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently issued a series of updates related to CalAIM, behavioral health integration, and pharmacy services. CalAIM Stakeholder Process As you recall, DHCS recently revealed its California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) proposal, the multi-year initiative by DHCS to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of Medi-Cal…

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CDPH Releases 2018-19 Childcare Immunization Report

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) this week released a report and listing of schools summarizing fall immunization rates at childcare facilities for the previous 2018-19 school year. The most recent report found that 95.9 percent of children attending childcare facilities in 2018-19 were reported to have received all required vaccinations, a 0.3 percentage…

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Trump Administration Finalizes Rule, Proposes Another Related to Price Transparency Requirements For Hospitals and Insurers

Following an executive order issued by President Donald Trump in June, the Trump Administration today announced two actions to compel hospitals and insurers to provide patients with more information on the cost of health services prior to their utilization. The Trump Administration finalized a rule that requires hospitals to make public their secret, negotiated rates…

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Reminder: Public Health Accreditation Readiness Survey

Last week, CHEAC sent out our annual survey to assess California local health department readiness to apply for national public health accreditation. Currently 16 local health departments, as well as the California Department of Public Health, have completed the public health accreditation process and been awarded. CHEAC’s survey is intended to track California’s progress statewide….

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Upcoming Webinar to Feature Value of CHWs and Peer Providers

Families USA Health Action Network will host a webinar next Wednesday, November 20 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm to feature new research and recommendations related to the value of community health workers (CHWs) and peer providers (PPs) as versatile health equity change agents. During the webinar, presenters will discuss equity-focused policy recommendations from the…

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Senate, Assembly Health Committees Hold Joint Informational Hearing on Access to Care and Children’s Preventive Services

On Monday, the Senate and Assembly Health Committees held a joint informational hearing related to 1) access to care in the Regional Model counties, and 2) children’s preventive services in Medi-Cal. State Auditor Elaine Howle presented findings and recommendations of the recently released audit report, which determined that Regional Model health plans have not provided…

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CDC Releases Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Recommends Primary Prevention Approaches

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) estimating the proportion of adult health problems attributable to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The CDC’s Vital Signs report also covers the topic of ACEs and details opportunities for preventing ACEs. According to the…

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