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Statewide 988 Roll-Out

Starting July 16, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number will transition to an easy-to-remember 3-digit number (988). The 988 Lifeline is an easy to remember so that anyone can call to receive support when experiencing a suicidal, mental health and/or substance use related crisis. To reach the 988 Lifeline, people can call or text …

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Statement from California Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on California’s First-Ever Statewide Health and Human Services Data Exchange Framework

The New Data Exchange Framework Will Accelerate and Expand the State’s Progress on Whole Person Care, Increase Patients’ Access to Their Health Information, and Improve Californians’ Care Experience “Today, the California Health & Human Services Agency finalized the state’s first-ever Health and Human Services Data Exchange Framework, a single data sharing agreement and common set …

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Joint Statement from California Health and Human Services Agency Leaders on the 23rd Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Olmstead v. L.C.

CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, DHCS Director Michelle Baass, CDSS Director Kim Johnson, CDA Director Susan DeMarois, DDS Director Nancy Bargmann, DOR Director Joe Xavier, CDPH Director & State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomas Aragon, and DSH Director Stephanie Clendenin “Today we reaffirm our collective commitment to deliver on our vision of a Healthy California …

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Statement from California Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Governor Newsom’s Revised 2022-23 Budget Plan

“Governor Newsom’s revised budget plan continues to prioritize and reflect California’s values – defending a woman’s right to choose, expanding access to health care for all Californians, and protecting the most vulnerable. The May Revision builds on previous efforts by making additional investments to support our most vulnerable communities and provide early interventions to address …

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Resources Hub

For Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, visit this resources hub to learn about resources, information, supports and services to support children’s mental health. Find information for: Youth Parents, family and friends Schools and teachers Read the Governor’s proclamation declaring Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

RFI2-Request for Innovative Ideas in Over-The-Counter (OTC) Antigen Test

The Department of General Services, in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, is releasing a Request for Innovative Ideas (RFI2) to pursue a public-private partnership with a test manufacturer to disrupt the testing market to drive down the costs of at-home tests while securing a reliable and timely supply chain for California and leveraging …

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Joint Statement from California Health & Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and California Department of Social Services Director Kim Johnson

“Here in California, we are focused on supporting all our youth, including all transgender youth. We are focused on building an inclusive state that draws on our diversity and differences to build a Healthy California for All. A place where every transgender youth belongs to a strong and thriving community, where they live with purpose …

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Statement from California Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Donating Blood amid Blood Shortage

“While the need for blood is constant, California, along with the rest of the nation, is experiencing the most severe blood shortage in the last ten years. “Fortunately, there is hope in ending this blood emergency with a simple act of kindness many of us can take as individuals – blood donation. “Donating blood is …

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Statement from California Health & Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the Release of Governor Newsom’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2022-2023 State Budget

“The Governor’s proposed budget continues our momentum towards building a true Healthy California For All. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every Californian, with the most significant impacts on our underserved and most vulnerable communities. “The Governor’s Budget doubles-down on an upstream, whole person, equity-anchored approach. “The proposals within health and human services build on the …

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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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