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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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Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Release of Governor Newsom’s Proposed State Budget

“There is no question that Governor Newsom is California’s health and human services governor. The governor’s Budget makes bold investments to advance key health and human services priorities including quality, affordable health care regardless of your age or income; transformed health care services through the Medi-Cal program; lower prescription drug costs; integrated behavioral health care …

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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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Cal Hospital Compare Announces 2019 Honor Rolls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: December 13, 2019CONTACT: (916) 654-3304 Sacramento, CA – On December 13, 2019, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, along with Cal Hospital Compare, recognized hospitals across California for their high performance in maternity care, patient safety, and commitment to safe opioid care. • 36 hospitals met performance …

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Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the Federal Able Bodied Adults without Dependents Time Limit Rule

The California Health and Human Services Agency, along with the California Department of Social Services, opposes the new rule outlined today to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as CalFresh in California, because it could harm the health and well-being of hundreds of thousands of Californians by restricting access to critical food assistance. …

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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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New Hotline Available to Help California’s Most Vulnerable During Power Shutoffs

Hotline, consumer resources page, and personal emergency plan now available FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 27, 2019CONTACT: Scott Murray | scott.murray@chhs.ca.gov | (916) 654-3304 SACRAMENTO – As utility-initiated Public Safety Power Shutoffs continue to impact residents across California, a nonemergency hotline has been established to help medically vulnerable Californians and health and community care facilities find resources in their …

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UPDATE: CalFresh Benefits Replacement Available for Families Impacted by Power Outages. Make Your Request by November 8, 2019

Are you a CalFresh recipient whose food spoiled due to the power outages? You can request a replacement of your CalFresh Food benefits if your food spoiled due to a power outage. For the extensive power outages that occurred in early October 2019, you have until November 8, 2019 to request the replacement. Contact your …

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