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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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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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Using Health and Human Services Data to Improve the Health and Well-Being of all Californians

The collective work of our departments and offices at the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) is centered on the idea that we deliver programs and services focused on the needs of the people we serve, not on the silo structures of government. The use of data to inform this work is foundational. We …

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