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Joint Statement from CalHHS Leaders on New Public Charge Regulation 

California Health & Human Services Agency (CalHHS), the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Department of Social Services (CDSS), the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), and Covered California Leaders Applaud Federal Changes to Public Charge  Immigrants and their families should not have to live in fear of being …

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Suicide Prevention Resources to Support Youth, Families and Teachers

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the California Health and Human Services Agency has curated youth suicide prevention resources for young people, families and friends, and teachers and schools. Resources include videos, information, and links to services that can help Californians find the support they need and when they need it. Throughout Suicide Prevention …

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Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Governor Newsom Signing CARE Act Legislation

“Today Governor Newsom signed the CARE Act into law, creating a new pathway to deliver mental health and substance use disorder services to the most severely impaired Californians who too often suffer in homelessness or incarceration without treatment. The CARE Act moves care and support upstream, providing the most vulnerable Californians with access to critical behavioral …

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Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the Passage of the CARE Act 

“With overwhelming bipartisan support, the CARE Act, authored by Senators Umberg and Eggman and sponsored by Governor Newsom, is now headed to the Governor’s desk for signature.   CARE delivers mental health and substance use disorder services to the most severely impaired Californians who too often suffer in homelessness or incarceration without treatment. Through a compassionate civil court process, …

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Cal Hospital Compare Announces Honor Roll Hospitals

August 23, 2022 Sacramento, CA – California Health & Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, along with Cal Hospital Compare, recognized hospitals across California today for their high performance in maternity care, opioid stewardship, and patient safety. “Improving the quality of patient care in hospitals is an ongoing process,” said CalHHS Secretary Dr. …

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We’re Hiring: Help us Deliver on our Vision of a Healthy California for All

By: Marko Mijic We have open positions in departments and offices across CalHHS. Come join our team, roll-up your sleeves, and help us build a Healthy California for All! Over the last two years, we have expanded access to services, funded new programs, and retooled old programs, all with the idea that we build back …

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Statement from California Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

“As we celebrate 32 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we at the California Health & Human Services Agency link arms with our partners and recommit ourselves to building a Healthy California for All that is both inclusive and accessible to Californians living with disabilities, and where all Californians can live with purpose and dignity. The ADA is a …

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Joint Statement from California Health and Human Services Agency Leaders on Continued Access to Reproductive Health Services

CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, Department of Health Care Services Director Michelle Baass and Department of Managed Health Care Director Mary Watanabe Issue Joint Statement Following U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization “Today we link arms with all Californians as we commit to ensuring that reproductive health care is a right and …

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Statement from California Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Governor Newsom’s Inflation Relief Package

“Governor Newsom continues to make investments that reflect California’s values. Today’s budget package provides additional resources to Californians as we continue to navigate through the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. These investments will make a meaningful impact on the lives of Californians by making health care and child care more affordable while also providing …

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Joint Statement from CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and CalHHS Chief Data Officer John Ohanian on California’s Cradle-to-Career Multi-Agency Data Sharing Agreement

“We at the California Health and Human Services Agency are proud to sign the Cradle-to-Career multi-agency data sharing agreement. It aligns with our vision of a Healthy California for All, where all our children can play and learn, and where necessities like housing and childcare are complimented by access to physical and behavioral health services. This …

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Wellness Wednesday

California Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly presents this mindful breathing exercise for Wellness Wednesday featuring Fresno teacher Everardo Pedraza. View more Wellness Wednesday videos,  or visit the CalHHS YouTube channel. For more Mindfulness activities and tools for children visit our Wellness Wednesday page.

Joint Comment Letter on Proposed Public Charge Rule

On April 25, 2022, the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS), along the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and California’s Health Insurance Exchange, Covered California,  submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the …

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CalHHS Internship Program

The California Health & Human Services Agency (CalHHS) is seeking to hire a Graduate/Undergraduate Paid Intern. Under the direction of executive staff, the student will be assigned activities and given assignments that shall support and enhance the student’s academic development (in their area of study and/or major). The incumbent will perform the following duties: Develops, …

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Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the 2021 Budget Act

“The 2021-2022 Health and Human Services budget is a once-in-a-generation investment in a more equitable future where all Californians have the opportunities and supports needed to thrive. “This past year highlighted the vast disparities and inequities facing many across our state. On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, this budget opens the door to real …

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