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Leveraging Connected Data to Address Social Drivers of Health: A Collaborative Effort by CalHHS and the California Cradle to Career Data System

The integration of data across government programs is pivotal in addressing the social drivers of health, ensuring that interventions are timely, effective, and equitable. Connected data stands as a powerful catalyst for transformative change. At the forefront of this endeavor is the partnership between the California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) and the California …

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ICYMI: White House Recognizes California’s Nation-Leading Work to Keep More Californians Covered

ICYMI: White House Recognizes California’s Nation-Leading Work to Keep More Californians Covered In case you missed it, yesterday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recognized the success of its partnership with California to help more eligible Medi-Cal members renew and retain their health coverage. Read the HHS blog post to learn more. The …

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CalHHS Issue Brief: California’s Journey with Medi-Cal Redeterminations

Over the last few months, and in collaboration with our county and federal partners, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has embarked on a journey to redetermine eligibility for Californians who are receiving health coverage through our Medi-Cal program. For context, in March of 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the …

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Statements from CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, BCSH Secretary Tomiquia Moss and CalVet Secretary Lindsey Sin on Voter Passage of Proposition 1

SACRAMENTO –California Health & Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) Secretary Tomiquia Moss, and California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) Secretary Lindsey Sin issued the below statements following California voters approving Proposition 1, which will modernize the Mental Health Services Act and support up to $6.4 …

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California Health & Human Services Legislative Action Report 2022-23

It is with gratitude that we share the second annual California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Legislative Action report, which provides an overview of proposals that passed the Legislature and were presented to Governor Newsom during the 2022-23 legislative session. All bills are listed in numerical order, by Assembly Bills (ABs) and Senate Bills …

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ICYMI: CalHHS Takes Action to Support Youth, Parents, and Older Adults, Advancing Its Vision of a Healthy California for All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2024 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: In case you missed it, the California Health & Human Services Agency last week announced progress in our efforts to improve the lives of all Californians, including youth, parents, and older adults, moving us closer to our vision of a Healthy California for ALL. …

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Following State of the Union Address, CalHHS Highlights Success of Strong Partnership with Biden-Harris Administration

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: California’s strong partnership with the Biden-Harris Administration is helping advance the state’s vision of a Healthy California for All. SACRAMENTO –Following yesterday’s State of the Union Address, California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly is highlighting how the strong partnership between the state and the Biden-Harris …

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California Health and Human Services IT and Data Strategic Plan

The California Health and Human Services IT and Data Strategic Plan describes how cross-department collaboration in program, data, and technology will enhance services for all Californians. Through innovative, integrated, and secure technology and data solutions that equitably increase accessibility, quality, and affordability, we aim to seamlessly address individual and community needs across our State, striving …

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CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly Announces Stakeholder Committee to Create Master Plan for Developmental Services

What You Need to Know: Today’s appointment of a Stakeholder Committee underscores that California is doubling down on the promise of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act by modernizing the developmental services system to better serve the needs of Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities—moving forward the goal of a person-centered, equity-focused, and data-driven system. SACRAMENTO – …

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Statement from CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Federal Announcement of California’s Participation in the Housing and Services Partnership Accelerator

“Our Healthy California for All agenda requires us to continue building momentum around addressing social drivers of health. As a key social driver of health, addressing the housing needs of Californians who have serious and chronic health conditions is as important as addressing their access to healthy food and life-saving medications. Housing is a key health …

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CalHHS Releases Annual Report of the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI)

SACRAMENTO – The ‘CYBHI 2023: Implementing the Vision’ Annual Report released by the California Health & Human Services Agency (CalHHS) and its departments and offices exemplifies California’s deep commitment to reimagine the way we meet the behavioral health needs of children, youth, and families. Joint Statement from CalHHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and CYBHI Director …

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WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: CARE Act Launches in Seven Counties on October 2, 2023

Sacramento – CARE stands for Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment. The CARE Act creates a new pathway to deliver mental health, housing, and other supportive services to the most severely impaired Californians who too often suffer in homelessness or incarceration without treatment. CARE petitions may be filed in the counties of Glenn, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne beginning …

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The Office of Youth and Community Restoration (OYCR) launches brand-new website

The Office of Youth and Community Restoration (OYCR) launched its brand-new website. Stay up to date with OYCR’s progress as it works to transform California’s youth justice system from a punitive system to one that prioritizes health and healing.  On the brand-new website you’ll find information about OYCR and its goals, upcoming events, ongoing projects, …

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Cal Hospital Compare Announces 2023 Honor Roll Hospitals

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. 107 hospitals met performance standards in maternity care. 85 hospitals met performance standards in opioid stewardship. 82 hospitals met …

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