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Press Releases

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

Increase in Reported Valley Fever Cases in California in 2017

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced an increase in the number of new Valley Fever cases reported from local health departments in California through October 31, 2017, compared with the number of cases reported for the same period in 2016. 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

CDPH Issues Penalties to 10 Hospitals

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued 10 penalties today to 10 California hospitals along with fines totaling $618,002 after investigations found the facilities’ noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients. Read here

CDPH Fines Contra Costa County Facility in Death of Resident

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation – Walnut Creek, a skilled nursing facility in Contra Costa 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

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