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California Health and Human Services Agency

The California Health and Human Services Agency oversees departments, boards, and offices that provide a wide range of health care services, social services, mental health services, alcohol and drug treatment services, public health services, income assistance, and services to people with disabilities.

Affordable Health Care Coverage

We are committed to making health care affordable and accessible for Californians. The Affordable Care Act is an excellent opportunity to improve access to and contain the costs of health care. Covered California, California’s Health Benefit Exchange, is a new marketplace in which people will be able to purchase comprehensive and affordable health care coverage for themselves, their families, and their small businesses.

Covered CA California Health Benefit Exchange
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PBS Frontline Film Being Mortal

The PBS Frontline film Being Mortal, based on the book by Dr. Atul Gawande, explores why we should ensure that our personal wishes will be honored at the end of our lives - and how we can do that.

Living Well, Dying Well

CHHS Secretary Diana Dooley recently joined people at the State Capitol to view the PBS Frontline film Being Mortal. She led a post-screening discussion about how Californians can start a conversation with their loved ones about their advanced care planning and end-of-life preferences.