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CHEAC Job Opportunity: Fiscal Analyst

CHEAC is currently recruiting a full-time Fiscal Analyst! This position will be responsible for conducting fiscal and budget tracking, analyses, and support for CHEAC and its member jurisdictions. Learn more about the position here. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references via email to admin@cheac.org. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon…

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Legislative Committees Meet Two-Year Bill Deadline

The California State Senate and Assembly continue to ramp up their activities for the second year of the 2021-22 Legislative Session. Today, the Legislature met the deadline for any committee to hear and report to the floor bills introduced in that house in the odd-numbered year. These two-year bills face a limited window to remain…

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Senate Budget Committee Convenes Overview Hearing on Governor’s 2022-23 Budget

The Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday convened an overview hearing to learn more about the Governor’s 2022-23 January Budget proposal. The committee received presentations from the Newsom Administration, primarily the Department of Finance (DOF), as well as the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO). During the hearing, DOF Deputy Director Erika Li detailed the…

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Assembly Assesses Ambulance Offload Delays

On Wednesday, the Assembly Committee on Emergency Management convened an informational hearing on “The Impact of Ambulance Patient Offload Delays on Emergency Response.” The committee hearing, chaired by Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez, featured two panels of experts, including representatives from local EMS agencies. In his opening comments, Chair Rodriguez acknowledged the longstanding issue of ambulance…

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Feds Begin Accepting Orders for At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Amid a historic rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the country, the Biden-Harris Administration has begun accepting orders for free at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests. The federal government launched its ordering site www.COVIDTests.gov a day earlier than anticipated on Tuesday, allowing all Americans to receive four free tests per residential address. According to the Administration, tests are…

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White House Forms Pandemic Innovation Task Force

The Biden-Harris Administration recently formed a new Pandemic Innovation Task Force within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to develop new countermeasures against possible future COVID-19 variants and other pandemic threats. The task force will not be responsible for day-to-day pandemic response activities but longer-term projects, including vaccinate, therapy, diagnostic, and…

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ITUP Publishes Fact Sheet on Intersection of Public Health and Health Care

The Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) recently published a fact sheet that “purposefully brings the public health and health care systems” in one publication to explore their different funding sources, separate government structures, and future opportunities to enhance coordination between the two systems. The fact sheet details historical state funding trends in health care and…

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CDPH Publishes Data Brief on Older Adult Suicides in California

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB) recently published a new data brief detailing trends and statistics on suicide among older adults in California. The publication provides 2018 data on suicides among residents ages 65 and older in California, as well as highlights from counties participating in the California…

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UCLA Evaluates Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on WPC Program

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) recently published an evaluation report that assessed how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted service utilization under the Whole Person Care (WPC) Program, the statewide Medi-Cal demonstration launched in 2016 to integrate medical, behavioral health, and social services for high-utilizing Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The report…

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CDC, NACCHO Launch RFP for Suicide, Overdose, and ACEs Prevention

With support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently announced a new funding opportunity intended to support local health departments build and sustain capacity to address the intersection of suicide, overdose, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The funding opportunity provides awardees…

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