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Joint Statement from California Health & Human Services Leaders on Future Public Charge Rulemaking

“Our state is proud to be home to the nation’s largest immigrant population and we are committed to building a California that is inclusive of all our neighbors. While we support the current administration’s interim decision to revert to the 1999 field guidance, which does not consider the receipt of most government funded health, food, …

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Statement from California Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the Declaration of a National Emergency in Child and Adolescent Mental Health by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and National Children’s Hospital Association

“As a primary care pediatrician and a father of four, I have seen first-hand the impacts of the pandemic on the mental health of California’s children and youth. This is not new. The mental health and substance use challenges facing children and youth were widespread prior to the pandemic but have only been further exacerbated …

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Cal Hospital Compare Announces 2021 Maternity Honor Roll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 124 hospitals met or surpassed the statewide target aimed at reducing births via C-section Almost two-thirds of hospitals that offer maternity services in the state made the list  Sacramento, CA – California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, along with Cal Hospital Compare, released the 2021 Maternity Honor Roll …

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Joint Statement from California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón

“Today, the U.S Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee underscored the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines. The research continues to clearly demonstrates how effective the COVID-19 vaccines are in reducing the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant.” “The committee …

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Statement by California Health and Human Services Secretary and Covered California Board of Directors Chair Dr. Mark Ghaly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Executive Director Peter V. Lee to Leave Covered California After 10 Years Leading the Nation’s Largest State-Based Marketplace “I am grateful to Peter for his dedication and commitment to the people of California. Under his leadership, California has been able to make health coverage accessible and affordable for millions of Californians. Covered …

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Secretary Ghaly Appoints Expert Stakeholder Advisory Group to inform development of new Health and Human Services Data Exchange Framework

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rodger.Butler@chhs.ca.gov Governor Newsom’s signature on AB 133 put California on a path to building a single data sharing agreement that will govern the exchange of health information across the state—breaking down siloes between health and human services and improving the quality and delivery of care The newly announced Stakeholder Advisory Group …

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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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California Submits Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Spending Plan

On July 12, the Department of Health Care Services formally submitted California’s $4.6 billion Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Spending Plan to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The plan is subject to CMS review and approval. This plan reflects many of the investments included in the initial version released by the Administration …

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Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

SACRAMENTO— California Health and Human Services Secretary and Chair of Covered California’s Board of Directors issues the following statement on the Supreme Court’s seven-justice majority decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “Today is a great day, today is an important day in our pursuit to ensure that every Californian has access …

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Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Mask Guidance

“California has made amazing progress in our fight against COVID-19. With more than 34 million vaccines administered, we now have among the lowest case and positivity rates in the nation. “On June 15, California plans to implement the CDC’s guidelines around masking to allow fully vaccinated Californians to go without a mask in most indoor …

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Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the Release of the Governor’s California Comeback Plan

“The budget proposal released today by Governor Newsom represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for us to disrupt the health, economic and racial inequities that fueled the pandemic and devastated families and communities across California. The health and human services proposals included in the California Comeback Plan begin to lay the foundation to make this a reality. …

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State Officials Announce New COVID-19 Testing Resources for Schools

For Immediate Release Contact: 916-654-3304 New resources provide additional support for schools implementing COVID-19 testing for staff and students SACRAMENTO – State officials today announced the release of new online resources to support COVID-19 testing and the safe reopening of schools. Today’s announcement builds on the Safe Schools for All Plan and follows the launch …

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Newsom Administration Supplements Vaccine Delivery System; Announces Creation of Statewide Vaccine Delivery Network to Simplify and Standardize Vaccination Process With Equity as a Core Focus

For Immediate Release January 26, 2021 Contact: Amy.Palmer@govops.ca.gov Darrel.Ng@cdph.ca.gov New System Will Partner with Counties on Health Education, Outreach to Hard to Reach Communities Third-Party Administrator Will Come On Board to Streamline, Improve and Expedite Vaccine Administration, With Ability to Scale Californians can go to MyTurn.Ca.Gov to sign-up for Notification Now, Scheduling Tool to Launch …

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