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2018 CHEAC Annual Meeting Next Week

As a friendly reminder, the 2018 CHEAC Annual Meeting will be held next Wednesday, October 17 through Friday, October 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. Annual Meeting attendees are encouraged to reference the email sent yesterday with key reminders as they prepare to travel to Sacramento. Due to the Annual Meeting, the CHEAC Office…

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Trump Administration Publishes Proposed Rule on Public Charge

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published in the Federal Register proposed changes to how the federal government determines whether an immigrant is likely to become a “public charge.” Individuals applying for seeking adjustment of a status or a visa must establish that they are not likely…

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Health Equity Workshop Set for December 7

The Committee for California’s Health will be hosting its 2018 Workshop on Building Power for Health Equity in Sacramento on Friday, December 7, 2018. The all-day workshop is designed for California local health department professionals to learn from, support, and inspire each other in advancing health equity work within LHDs. Space is limited to approximately…

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AG Becerra Issues Guidance and Model Policies on Immigrant Access to Public Facilities

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently issued guidance and model policies to ensure that facilities throughout the state remain accessible to all California residents. Pursuant to SB 54 (Chapter 495, Statutes of 2017), the California Attorney General was required to consult appropriate stakeholders and publish model policies limiting assistance with immigration enforcement to the fullest…

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Governor Brown Announces Appointment of CDPH Assistant Director

Governor Jerry Brown last week appointed Charity Dean as the assistant director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Dean was previously the public health officer at the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department between 2014 and 2018 and had also served as the deputy public health officer in Santa Barbara from 2011 to…

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Little Hoover Commission Releases Report on Denti-Cal Program

The Little Hoover Commission, California’s independent state oversight agency, recently released a report which reviewed the state’s Denti-Cal program and the services provided to beneficiaries. The report focused primarily on services delivered to children and found that the program has fallen short of providing dental care to millions of eligible Californians. The Little Hoover Commission…

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CHCF Issues Publication on Substance Use in California

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) recently issued its first California Health Care Almanac publication titled, “Substance Use in California: A Look at Addiction and Treatment.” The report uses the most recent data available to provide an overview of substance use and addiction in the state, and details prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD), use…

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CDPH Office of Oral Health Announces Evaluation Webinar

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of Oral Health (OOH) will be holding an “Evaluation 101” webinar on Monday, October 22 from 10:00 am-11:30 am. The webinar will focus on the basic concepts of program evaluation as it relates to local oral health programs (LOHPs), and participants will learn about evaluations and their…

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