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UPDATE: CHHS Public Charge Guide

On July 29, 2020, a federal court stopped the implementation of new federal public charge policy in three states (Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy may be applied in California, although the federal government has not released additional guidance and this may change. Please visit the US Citizenship & Immigration …

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Los Angeles Surge Hospital to Begin Accepting COVID-19 Patients

Facility opening on the campus of the former St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles Video of Los Angeles Surge Hospital SACRAMENTO – A new COVID-19 treatment center in the former St. Vincent Medical Center will begin accepting COVID-19 transfer patients from other hospitals in the region on April 13. The facility will increase capacity in …

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California Strengthens Health Care Delivery System’s Capacity to Respond to COVID-19

Seton Medical Center in Daly City will begin accepting additional COVID-19 patients Video of Seton Medical Center in Daly City SACRAMENTO – Today Seton Medical Center in Daly City will begin accepting up to 220 COVID-19 patients. California is leasing the medical center for three months to expand the capacity of the health care delivery system …

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UPDATE: California Health and Human Services Agency Cancels the First Early Childhood Policy Council Meeting

Early Childhood Policy Council Meeting Canceled SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Health and Human Services Agency announced that the Early Childhood Policy Council (ECPC) meeting scheduled for March 16, 2020 is canceled. Please visit the Early Childhood Policy Council website for rescheduling information over the coming days. Early Childhood Policy Council The Governor’s appointees are: …

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California Health and Human Services Agency Announces Behavioral Health Task Force Members

Behavioral Health Task Force will hold first public meeting March 4 in Sacramento SACRAMENTO – California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly today announced the launch of the California Health and Human Services Agency Behavioral Health Task Force, which will work to address the urgent mental health and substance use disorder needs across …

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UPDATE: CHHS Public Charge Guide

The California Health and Human Services Agency, along with its Departments and Offices, issued an updated Public Charge Guide to serve as a resource for individuals and families with questions about the Federal Government’s new federal public charge policy that goes into effect on Monday, February 24, 2020. Contact a qualified immigration attorney if you …

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Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Federal 2021 Budget Proposal

“The proposed federal budget released by the White House looks to extend tax cuts to the wealthy on the backs of low-income and vulnerable individuals. Let’s be clear, the only way we can prosper as a country is by lifting all boats and ensuring that we are building a tolerant and just society that extends …

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Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal (PDG-R)

California was recently awarded a competitive three-year Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal (PDG-R) through the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. California will receive $13.4 million each year for three years for a total of $40.2 million through December 30, 2022. The Governor …

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Healthy California for All Commission Launches Work toward Unified Financing System in California

Commission to Develop Policy Options and Road Map toward Unified Financing  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDATE: January 28, 2020CONTACT: Rodger.Butler@chhs.ca.gov SACRAMENTO —  The Healthy California for All Commission yesterday began its work to develop a plan for advancing progress toward achieving a health care delivery system for California that provides coverage and access through a unified financing system, including, …

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Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Supreme Court’s Decision on Federal Public Charge Rule

“We are disappointed in today’s decision by the Supreme Court to lift the nationwide injunction on the implementation of the federal public charge rule. In California, we continue to oppose any changes to the federal public charge policy that would restrict access to vital social programs or that would require families across California to make …

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Health and Human Services Agency Announces Formation of Governor Newsom’s Behavioral Health Task Force to Address Urgent Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Need

Formation of task force follows Governor Newsom’s release of 2020-21 State Budget Proposal The Governor’s Budget includes $45.1 million General Fund for a Behavioral Health Quality Improvement Program to build counties’ behavioral health service delivery systems in preparation for the launch of Medi-Cal Healthier California for All FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDATE: January 21, 2020CONTACT: (916) 654-3304 …

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