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CHEAC Publishes April #WeArePublicHealth Newsletter

CHEAC is pleased to issue our April 2022 Edition of the #WeArePublicHealth Newsletter, featuring the work of our California local health departments. The April edition highlights the recently awarded Beverlee A. Myers Award, sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention work, National Public Health Week celebrations, and local activities to advance health equity. The full April 2022…

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Senate Democrats Issue 2022 Budget Plan

This week, ahead of the Governor’s May Revise, the California State Senate Democrats issued their 2022-23 Budget Plan, “Putting California’s Wealth to Work for a More Equitable Economy.” The plan highlights priority investments for the state in consideration of the state’s rebounding economy. The overall goals of the Senate Democrats are to build an equitable…

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LAO Warns of Fiscal Challenges in Out-Years

This week, California Legislative Analyst Gabriel Petek issued a post warning of potential state budget problems in coming years despite California’s persistent strong state tax collections. The LAO recently conducted a fiscal analysis of 10,000 possible revenue scenarios, finding that in 95 percent of its simulations, the state encountered a budget problem at fiscal year…

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California Issues Extreme Heat Action Plan

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state has released its Extreme Heat Action Plan, outlining a strategic and comprehensive set of state actions to adapt and strengthen resilience to extreme heat. With the launch of the Extreme Heat Action Plan, the Newsom Administration is announcing an all-of-government approach to address extreme heat across four…

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CDC Issues Health Alert on COVID-19 Therapeutics Availability

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week issued a nationwide health alert to update health care providers, public health departments, and the public about the availability and use of recommended therapies for COVID-19 and to advise against using unproven treatments that have known or potential harms for outpatients with mild to moderate…

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FDA Proposes Rules Prohibiting Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled two proposed product standards to prohibit menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and to prohibit all characterizing flavors (other than tobacco) in cigars. According to the FDA, these actions have the potential to significantly reduce disease and death from combusted tobacco product use, the…

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2022 County Health Rankings Released

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R), supported by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this week released its 2022 County Health Rankings, providing a county-by-county examination of health statuses and conditions. As the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and crises of racism and economic exclusion, CHR&R underscores…

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2020 Forces of Change Report Issued by NACCHO

This week, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) released a report on its 2020 Forces of Change survey, which focused on effects to local health department infrastructure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than half of local health departments reported their leaders and staff were targets of harassment in response to…

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