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Valencia Branch Laboratory Receives Initial Licensing Report, Vows Improvement for Californians

For Immediate Release February 22, 2021 Contact: Kate.Folmar@chhs.ca.gov Rodger.Butler@chhs.ca.gov Sacramento – The Laboratory Field Services Division of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), which regulates laboratories in the state, found significant deficiencies in the Valencia Branch Laboratory during an initial routine inspection that occurred in early December, when the laboratory first opened. PerkinElmer is …

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State Officials Announce New COVID-19 Testing Resources for Schools

For Immediate Release Contact: 916-654-3304 New resources provide additional support for schools implementing COVID-19 testing for staff and students SACRAMENTO – State officials today announced the release of new online resources to support COVID-19 testing and the safe reopening of schools. Today’s announcement builds on the Safe Schools for All Plan and follows the launch …

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Newsom Administration Supplements Vaccine Delivery System; Announces Creation of Statewide Vaccine Delivery Network to Simplify and Standardize Vaccination Process With Equity as a Core Focus

For Immediate Release January 26, 2021 Contact: Amy.Palmer@govops.ca.gov Darrel.Ng@cdph.ca.gov New System Will Partner with Counties on Health Education, Outreach to Hard to Reach Communities Third-Party Administrator Will Come On Board to Streamline, Improve and Expedite Vaccine Administration, With Ability to Scale Californians can go to MyTurn.Ca.Gov to sign-up for Notification Now, Scheduling Tool to Launch …

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Statement from California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on the Release of Governor Newsom’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2021-2022 State Budget

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on California families and businesses. This past year has highlighted the systemic racism and discrimination that has created social, economic, and health inequities contributing to disproportionately higher infection and mortality rates for both chronic and infectious diseases. As we look ahead, the governor’s Budget proposal makes bold …

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California Releases First-Ever Master Plan for Aging

With the state’s 60-and-over population expected to grow to 10.8 million people by 2030, COVID-19 has highlighted the urgent need to embrace new ways of supporting older Californians, people with disabilities, and communities of color The Master Plan applies hard lessons learned from the pandemic to a new 10-year strategy for creating an age-friendly California …

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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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Cal Hospital Compare Announces 2020 Honor Rolls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: December 16, 2020 CONTACT: Vincent.Martinez@chhs.ca.gov Sacramento, CA –California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, along with Cal Hospital Compare, recognized hospitals across California today for their high performance in maternity care and commitment to appropriate opioid use. 32 hospitals met performance standards in both maternity and opioid care. …

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UPDATE: CHHS Public Charge Guide

On July 29, 2020, a federal court stopped the implementation of new federal public charge policy in three states (Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy may be applied in California, although the federal government has not released additional guidance and this may change. Please visit the US Citizenship & Immigration …

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California Health and Human Services Agency Announces New Plans for COVID-19 Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: CDPHpress@cdph.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly today announced new plans for COVID-19 testing in California, including updated testing guidance, new requirements for health plans to cover testing, and the new co-chairs of the state’s COVID-19 Testing Task Force. “Testing is a critical tool that helps us …

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Department of Social Services Issues Notice on Fake Letter

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has become aware of a fake letter containing references to Merced County Human Services Agency that is circulating on social media. If you have info about the source of the letter, please contact CDSS at (916) 651-8848 or piar@dss.ca.gov. Read more: bit.ly/2WOGiee

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