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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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California Health and Human Services 2020-2021 Proposed Budget

The initiatives proposed in the Budget independently help bolster critical safety-net programs that Californians across the state depend on. Taken collectively, these investments have an even broader impact as they advance the health and well-being, as well as the social and economic mobility, of all Californians.  The health and human services Budget proposals are the …

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Governor Newsom Announces Early Childhood Policy Council and a Team to Develop Master Plan for Early Learning and Care

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the selection of diverse experts, practitioners and parents to guide California’s efforts on early learning and care. The Governor today appointed 20 members of the state’s new Early Childhood Policy Council and advisory committees, including national experts, practitioners, and parents. He also announced the creation of an Early …

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Governor Newsom and Former California First Lady Maria Shriver Convene the First Meeting of Governor’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2019CONTACT: Scott.Murray@chhs.ca.gov | (916) 654-3304 SACRAMENTO — Today, Governor Gavin Newsom and Former First Lady Maria Shriver convened the first meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness. The Task Force, chaired by Shriver, consists of a diverse group of caregivers, scientists, researchers, advocates, and people living …

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