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Newsom Embarks on Statewide Health Care Tour, Announces Additional County Participation in Prescription Drug Single-Purchaser System

Governor Gavin Newsom this week embarked on a statewide “California for All” Health Care Tour to highlight his Administration’s “major, first-in-the nation” proposals to improve health care affordability, lower prescription drug costs, and move California closer to the goal of health care for all. Governor Newsom’s proposals include expanding full-scope Medi-Cal coverage to all undocumented…

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Governor Newsom Releases 2019-20 May Revision, Includes Funding for LHDs

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom released the 2019-20 May Revision, which includes updated figures and proposed investments to the Governor’s January budget proposal. Notably, Governor Newsom’s May Revision includes a proposed investment of $40 million one-time General Fund (available over four years) for local health departments (LHDs) and tribal communities for infectious disease prevention, testing, and…

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Assembly Budget Sub. No. 1 Hears All Member and Stakeholder Proposals, Including CHEAC/HOAC Budget Request

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services held a marathon hearing of all health-related member and stakeholder proposals. In previous years, the subcommittee considered member and stakeholder proposals during hearings throughout the spring as related department items were addressed. However, this year, the subcommittee implemented a new process in…

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Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Sub. No. 3 Hears Update on CCS WCM Implementation

On Thursday, the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services held a hearing that included an informational update on the California Children’s Services (CCS) Whole Child Model (WCM) implementation. Recall, SB 586 (Chapter 625, Statutes of 2016) established the WCM in designated County Organized Health System (COHS) jurisdictions through…

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Legislature Faces Fiscal Committee Deadline Next Friday

This week, the California Legislature maintained a steady pace of committee and floor activities as it approaches a series of upcoming deadlines. Today marks the last day for policy committees to meet prior to June 3, and next Friday marks the last day for fiscal committees to hear and report to the floor bills introduced…

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CDC Vital Signs Examines Maternal Mortality

This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vital Signs publication examined pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. According to the CDC, about 700 women die each year from complications of pregnancy, finding that about a third of deaths occurred during pregnancy, a third occurred at delivery or in the week after, and…

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California Local Health Departments Applaud Newsom’s Investment to Address Infectious Diseases

The County Health Executives Association of California (CHEAC) and the Health Officers Association of California (HOAC) applaud Governor Newsom for the inclusion of $40 million to local health departments for prevention, testing, and treatment services in the FY 2019-20 May Revision. CHEAC President and Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency Director Mimi Hall expresses gratitude,…

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