California Health and Human Services

Press Releases

January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month and the cold winter months are the best time to test for this odorless and colorless gas. CDPH is offering free test kits to households in California throughout the month of January, or until supplies run out. Read more

CDPH Issues Penalties to Nine Hospitals

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued 10 penalties today to nine California hospitals along with fines totaling $549,555 after investigations found the facilities’ noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients. Read more

CDPH Fines a Facility in Los Angeles County in Death of Resident

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that View Heights Convalescent Hospital, a skilled nursing facility in Los Angeles County, has received a Class “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under State law, and a $100,000 fine from the State of California. Read more

CDPH Fines Los Angeles County Facility in Death of Resident

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that Imperial Care Center, a skilled nursing facility in Studio City (Los Angeles County), has received a Class “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under state law, and a $100,000 fine from the State of California. Read more

California’s Adolescent Birth Rate Drops to Another Record Low

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that California’s adolescent birth rate continues to decline. In 2015, there were 17.6 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19: a 10 percent decline from the 2014 rate of 19.6 and a 62 percent decline from the 2000 rate of 46.7. Read more

California to Release 2017 HMO, PPO, and Medical Group Ratings

During open enrollment, millions of Californians make important choices regarding their health care. Today, the Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA) released the 2017-18 edition of its Health Care Quality Report Cards, an online tool to help Californians make informed decisions when choosing a health plan. Read more